Post # 1
I know this has been written about before, but I wanted to get some new opinions. Our 4 month old is rolling over from back to tummy but not tummy to back. I have been waking up in the middle of the night to find her sound asleep on her belly when I put her to sleep on her back. The studies show that a baby is supposed to sleep on their back. My question is- how do you get them to stay on their back? When I gently roll her from tummy to back she ALWAYS wakes up and rolls back to her tummy. I then move her back again and then she is wide awake and crying. I have taken to just putting her in our bed where she nurses and goes back to sleep on her back. (She still sleeps in her pack and play next to our bed.) Should I leave her asleep on her tummy when I find her like that in the middle of the night? She can hold her head up and move it from side to side.
Thoughts are appreciated! Thanks!
Post # 3
You should talk to your child’s pediatrician. MY daughter’s doctor said when they can rollover by themselves you can stop worrying about it. As in, always put them to sleep on their backs, but if they flip over on their own, you don’t have to readjust them in the middle of the night.
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Post # 5
I remember this terrified me. My pedi said that when they roll on their stomachs by themselves there isn’t much you can do and not to worry.
Post # 6
You can place the baby in something like this.
Post # 7
@Katnisseverdeen: We had one of these with our daughters and it worked wonderfully.
Post # 8
@Katnisseverdeen: our pedi said absolutely do not place anything in the crib with the baby. but I’ve had friends that only 2/3 years ago used these things all the time…
Post # 9
@rachiecakes: They usually suggest not to put things they can pull over their head or can restrict air flow ex bumper pads. this just sits at the babies waist and you can buy ones which are less bulky.