Baby keeps pushing up when asleep please HELP!

Natalie - posted on 04/07/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Hi me and my partner seem to be having a bit of a problem with our 5 month old son. I want to stop wrapping him when he sleeps but my partner still does so, and with good reason. When he's asleep and unwrapped he pulls out his dummie and then pushes his way up to the top of the cot. When i hear him cry i go to him to find him out of his blankets and wrestling with his teddies at the top of his cot. I am so scared that he will get his head court in the bars even tho i have cot bumpers. Then its suffocation and then the way he ends up his neck is all bent back. I've looked at Cot Divider's but they only say up to 7months. Ive moved his cot bumper further down his cot tonight so he's like in a little square but i don't know what else to do. Has anyone got any idea??

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Katie - posted on 05/09/2010

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yeah. remove the teddies and use a mesh cot bumper instead of a plush one.
my girl does it too and whinges when she's reached the top of the cot cos she can't get back down again.

LINDSAY - posted on 04/19/2010

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Had the same problem with my daughter. At first did the same and made cot into a tiny box so she couldn't go too far. Then she started to kick blankets off at night so we are putting her in a gro bag sleep sack and she seems really happy in it. She sleeps soundly all night now so would definately reccomend one. It's also great because she knows that when we out her in the bag it's sleep time and I even use it for her day time naps when we are at home for the day.

Rebecca - posted on 04/09/2010

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yeah, I haven't swaddled Jack since he was about a month old, either. He's just kick out. I've thought about getting some of those sleep sacks, but I mostly just put him in sleep n plays.

Jaime - posted on 04/09/2010

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My kids both did the same thing. I even stopped swaddling before they were a month old b/c they always got free any way and i was scared they would suffocate. Right now my 6 month old is moving all over so i just dress him warm enough so he doesn't need a blanket, keep his crib free of toys and stuffed animals and use breathable bumpers. He still gets his feet and hands through the slats sometimes though. I don't know that you can keep that from happening but he shouldn't be able to get his head caught. The slats should be no more than 2 3/8inches apart, according to US standards. So if you can fit a soda can between the slats, I would get a new crib. Also be sure that the crib's mattress fits in snugly, you shouldn't be able to get more than 2 fingers between the mattress and the crib. I hope a cot and a crib is the same LOL Anyway, i hope this helps

Rebecca - posted on 04/07/2010

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My son is usually tucked up in the corners of his crib when I go to him at night wakings and even in the morning. I don't think there's anything to be done about it, he's gonna move in his sleep. As long as he can move his head okay, he should be able to keep himself from suffocating. Maybe remove the teddies.

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