can I use a sleep ppositioner for a 6 month old baby?

Rachel - posted on 04/17/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My baby is 6 months old and can roll over but really doesnt like it! She has started to roll onto her tummy regularly during the night and is waking up crying. I was wondering whether to use a sleep positioner to stop her rolling. I know they are supposed to be used for newborns but are they safe to use on older babies??? Anyone got any other ideas of how to solve this problem? I need my sleep again!!

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Patty - posted on 04/22/2010

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Using the sleep positioner once they can roll over is more dangerous. I lay my daughter on back and she ends up on her stomach. I just let her sleep on her stomach once she rolls over....sometimes I will move her around a bit. Dr. says this is okay....otherwise none of us would get any sleep.

Lynette - posted on 04/21/2010

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On the pckg it says not to if they can roll over it. But I know they have that blanket you can buy that has the velcro on it. It comes w/a separate peice to go around the mattress itself so that when she's in the sleeper/blanket the velco prevents her from rolling over. If you think she'd be willing to wear that then i'd try that. You can look online, i've seen them @ like Walmat.com & Target.com

Melissa - posted on 04/18/2010

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I used a sleep positioner when my 6 month old daughter started rolling over and she would just roll over it. But she is such a little wiggle worm and never stays still. My daughter also didn't like sleeping on her stomach at first but after a lot of sleepless nights I let her fuss for a while and she fell asleep. I am not a fan of the cry it out method but she never got very mad. Now she sleeps on her stomach most of the time because she wants to. Also give her a lot of chances during the day to be on her tummy so that she can, hopefully, quickly learn how to roll herself back over. Good luck I know it's hard when your baby won't sleep.

Paige - posted on 04/18/2010

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My daughter is also 6 months old and recently started rolling over in her crib and like your baby she gets mad and starts crying when she rolls on her tummy. When I put her to bed, I just roll up 2 of her blankets and put on either side of her, keeps her in place and then after a little bit I will go in and take them out. It actually seems to help her fall asleep faster too with them on either side. My daughter though, doesn't usually roll over during the night, just when I first put her in there and in the morning when she wakes up. I have to do this cuz she will constantly just keep rolling over after I put her in her crib and it seems to help!

Hope this helps..? Good Luck :)

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