(Closed) Anyone else have a LO who won’t sleep flat?

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@FutureMrsZapper: I’ve read that some parents put a thick book under one side of the matress to create an incline. 

Post # 4
245 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2007 - Rosary Chapel & Monterey Marriott, Monterey, CA

L slept in my arms, inclined in her bassinet in her pack and play, on my chest, or in the Moby for the first 4 weeks of life. She spent most of the 4th trimester cuddled up like she was in my tummy… and didn’t like sleeping “normally” til past that 3 month mark.

Post # 5
457 posts
Helper bee

ahh, we are in the same boat here with our 2 1/2 week old son. This started about 5 days ago for us! The last 2 nights he has slept in my arms on my chest, this freaks me out but DS wont sleep on his back in the bassinet. Last night we put him in the car seat and he slept for 3 hrs, we dont know what to do either.


Post # 6
584 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Just try putting towel or something under the matress to make an incline… My son was the same way, still is. as ling as there is something under him he is fine.

Post # 7
553 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

We had the same issue with our son…he screamed and screamed when he was flat on his back. We used a sleep positioner, which have since all been discontinued and are now considered unsafe, to keep him on his side. He slept great that way. 

The reality is that back is best but if your baby won’t sleep that way then your options are to either let them sleep in the swing etc or let them sleep in the position that is comfortable. I think if I had to let him sleep on his stomach then I would get an angel care monitor. They sound an alarm if no movement or breathing is detected. 



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