(Closed) This is going to make me nervous…

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Have you ever thought about getting the Baby Sleep Positioner? Its two triangles/round with a strip of fabric connecting them together…you lay the baby on their side/back and it prevents them from rolling onto their tummy or back!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

@d_mari3:  I was going to suggest this as well.  I don’t have kids but my mom has said that when she had me you were supposed to put your babies to sleep on their side, (not their back or their tummies).  Everyone used those wedge things.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Unfortunately the FDA has put a warning (and possibly now a ban I can’t remember for sure) on crib wedges as it goes against their advice to keep everything except the baby out of a crib. I don’t have any advice for you, my daughter hasn’t got to this point yet but my guess is if he is strong enough to roll back to tummy, he probably has enough head control to not burry his face in the mattress. I’m not sure how old your LO is but the risk of SIDS goes down as they get older. Check out this link for more info… http://www.babycenter.com/404_should-i-worry-if-my-baby-rolls-over-onto-his-tummy-while-as_3571.bc

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I didn’t realize our little ones were the exact same age 🙂 I can’t believe he picked it up so early, we’ve rolled tummy to back a few times but I don’t think we’re anywhere close to back to tummy rolling. My daughter did get completely out of her swaddle wrap one day and end up sideways in her crib with the swaddle wrap still in tack at the bottom of her crib mattress.

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Hey! Kayla rolled tummy to back around 3 months as well and some even earlier and she just loves to sleep on her tummy.  I think she is there at least 95% of the time.  At first I was worried, but like a PP said, if he is strong enough to roll over he’s strong enough to keep his head turned to the side!  I didn’t do anything (except stop swaddling but you said you already stopped that) but I can tell you I have a friend who this happened to and she said she put some wedges under the side of the crib to create a bit of a “Half pipe” shape to keep her DS from rolling.  Not sure, but I know it’s scary, but I’m sure he’ll be ok.  Maybe he’ll sleep even better!

Post # 10
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Once they have the strength  in their neck and shoulder muscles to turn themselves over , it is no longer  such a concern to keep them on their backs all the time.

” Although your concerns about rolling over and spitting up are legitimate, there’s good news — by the time your baby can roll over by herself, her chances of SIDS are greatly reduced.”

Check with your pediatrician or HMO if they have a nurseline.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2011

I understand your concern being a mother that has went through this. My son always rolled onto his tummy while sleeping no matter how many times I repositioned him. I think that being that your little one can roll over themselves They should be okay to sleep like that. Sometimes its just more comfortable for them to sleep like that. My son now 14 months still sleeps on his tummy all the time no matter what. Not to mention it used to be said that babies should sleep on their tummy then it got changed to back but there are down falls to that as well…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

DS did that when he was little and I just let him go and sleep the way he wanted to. According to SIDS it is ok for them to sleep on their tummies when they can lift their heads (which if bub can roll bub can lift their head). DS is 11 months old and still sleeps on his tummy everynight.

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