Squirmy Baby ----- HELP PLEASE!!!

Stefanie - posted on 05/21/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My baby is 3 months old and he is very squirmy! I just started putting him in crib to sleep and he sleeps very well thru the night. The only problem is when I get up in the morning he is all the way at the bottom of his crib. Well, this morning he decided he would roll over so when I woke up I found him on his tummy face down. I try to get him to turn his head when he is on his tummy, but he just puts his face down right into the mattress. I am a new Mom and would appreciate any suggestions on how to fix this issue.

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Trina - posted on 05/28/2009

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My little guy squirms down to the bottom of his crib too and I too use the sleep positioner with the wedges. Try not to worry too much. Good luck.

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My little boy does the same thing! I put him to sleep at the top of the bed, head to toe and he wakes up in the middle or bottom laying side to side. He also has a sleep positioner and wedge. I wouldn't worry as long as you don't have blankets or anything else in his crib except for the bumpers. It freaked my mom out this weekend when she kept him but I reminded her that the bumpers are there to help him not get hurt.

Toni-Lynn - posted on 05/26/2009

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and he'll keep squirming, but don't worry, my daughter is all over the crib, i put her in one way, and in the morning she's the opposite way, and on her tummy.. to help with his neck, try and give him some more tummy time, on your bed or on the floor, if you have a rug, he will get used to turning his head after a while, but at least if he is learning while you are whatching and playing with him, he won't feel like he's being forced to at bedtime. start out with jsut a few minutes at a time if he gets upset, he'll get better at it.

Stefanie - posted on 05/26/2009

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Sorry, I guess I should have mentioned that I am using a sleep positioner, but it is not working. He wiggles his way out of it. So, I kinda need something that will stop him from moving downward. I have looked at all kinds of positioners but none have anything at the feet, only the sides:(

Catherine - posted on 05/24/2009

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Ya I would also suggest a sleep wedge. We have one and it works really well - you adjust the width of the triangles based on the ¨width¨ of baby :) As they get older, you widen the gap obviously. When they are about 6mnths, they won´t need it. Other option is to roll up towels, and place one on either side - propping baby on their side and into position - this works as well.

Terri - posted on 05/21/2009

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I have one of those baby holders. It's two triangles attached to a peice of fabric and basically you just put your baby in the middle and it holds your baby in one place. It worked pretty good for me.

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