My son is now 5months old and has started to move alot in his sleep. He wakes himself up about 5 or 6 times as he manages to get to the top of his cot lying sideways with his arms and legs through the bars so he wakes himself up as he is stuck and trys to move but he cant he gets very upset. Have tryed to swaddle him but he likes to suck his thumb to sleep so that didnt work though about bumpers but have told they are dangerous especialy is he wriggles alot any ideas????
So I recently have been dealing with this as well. I'm finding that my baby will end up sleeping horizontal in her bassinet with both her head and her feet touching. I am constantly pulling her away from the walls on the bassinet, and I do swaddle her. I was thinking two things: #1: perhaps swaddle your little one but leave one arm free for thumb sucking? and #2: I invested in an angelcare monitor which was worth the money for me for peace of mind. It's a movement monitor but it tracks movement from breath. So it's okay if the baby is sleeping, the monitor won't go off. The monitor is desgined to go off when it hasn't detected a breath for about 10 or 20 seconds. Anyway, maybe check into using one of those if you are still going to keep a bumper on the crib.
JESS - posted on 01/28/2009
My 7-month old does the same thing haha. I still have the bumpers on too, by the way. I sleep with a monitor on for self-assurance that all is okay. As for the turning, I found out which direction he was turning, and placed him towards that side of the crib instead of the middle...that way he wouldnt rotate as much and doesnt get stuck anymore.
Sara - posted on 01/27/2009
I put my 11 week olds bumper in between the matress abd the crib,kinda stuck down in there with a little bumper above the mattress. I put him in the middle to go to sleep and by morning, hes sideways in the corner. He seems to do fine, and he doesnt get stuck anymore.
Britney - posted on 01/26/2009
My son is 8 months old, and when i took the bumper off of his crib because i heard it was un safe he had the same problem. I put his bumper back on, you know what i have five siblings and all 6 off us had bumpers and all six of us are fine. I think putting a bumper on will be fine. If your son can roll around and move he should be fine with a bumper. Make sure it is tied tight and the strings are so to speak "out of sight out of mind". My son loves his bumper i find that he likes to hold it in his hand while he sleeps. Hope this helps good luck
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