how can i stop my 6mnth old baby from rolling over in her sleep?

Chrissy - posted on 08/02/2009 ( 15 moms have responded )

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she hasnt learnt to roll back onto her back again n starts to slightly cry during the night in her sleep is there any suggestions on how to stop her lol also when i go in2 her in the morn her hands are stone cold like ice,even tho her room isnt cold,iv tried mittens n foldin down the ends of her sleepsuits but ther stil the same?!?!

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Vicky - posted on 08/02/2009

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hi have u tried rolling up a couple of cot blankets width ways to resemble a sausage and placing one either side of her that should help i did it with my 14yr old when he was a baby,and my 3yr old when he was a baby to and it worked with both of them if it dont work i think of something else i have a mother-in-law who is a child minder and foster mother so i can always get advice if i run out of ideas,let me know how it goes

Rhianna - posted on 08/02/2009

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I work at target, and we sell special wedged that keep babies from rolling themselves over. I forget what company they're made by, but they're almost u-shaped and baby fits into them perfectly. My daughter always rolled herself onto her tummy, and turned herself sideways. If it doesn't bother her, don't let it bother you. But if she's fussing, then I'd try that wedge.

Emily - posted on 08/02/2009

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My little guy has always liked sleeping on his tummy. At first I was a little paranoid about it and checked him often, but you'll gradually get used to it.

Carianne - posted on 08/02/2009

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Have you tried swaddling? She might not like it since you haven't done it before, but that kept my first baby's hands very warm and she couldn't roll over :). My second doesn't like being swaddled so we don't do it. His hands are cold in the mornings too. :)

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Jo - posted on 01/04/2014

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All these people suggesting putting things in the cot - wedges, blankets etc. Dangerous! Your baby has a greater chance of S.I.D.S with these things. Just make sure she has one more layer of clothing on than you would have and the room is warm but not hot. Babies eventually get used to sleeping in new positions but it might take a little time when they learn to roll.

Tricia - posted on 08/02/2009

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Don't worry. She can roll back if she can roll over, just not when you're watching. It's hard not to worry, I know, but it will be ok. I think everyones' hands can get stone cold when sleeping. Ask your pediatrician, I'm sure it is ok.

Robyn - posted on 08/02/2009

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If she rolled over by herself she will be ok ! They do have a thing you can buy that keeps them from rolling over, but she might not like it. it keeps them on their side or back. Do you have a sleeping sack? Its like a blanket but it goes on like a sleeper. If her hands are cold but not her body then you dont need to worry if she seems cold all over then you may just try abetter sleeper. Good luck !

Elizabeth - posted on 08/02/2009

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my son did that for a week, until he figured out how to roll from his tummy to his back. Now he prefers to sleep on his tummy. But if he falls asleep in my arms and I place him in his crib, he doesn't roll over then. I just had to put up with him slightly crying during the night.

Pamela - posted on 08/02/2009

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hi Chrissy don't panic about her hands being cold babies even toddlers always have cold hands and feet if you feel on her chest if thats warm she will usually be fine. As for stopping her rolling you can trying wrapping her so her arms at wrapped at her side to stop her from rolling. You can also try wedging a rolled cot blanket either side of her but if she gets strong enough she may wriggle out of them or over them (like my son did). you can also buy a wedge that you put her to sleep in that has a cushion either side of her that stays in place (you can get them from target, big w or the chemist). Babies will roll over and she will learn to turn her head so she can still sleep on her stomach if you regularly check her you can re-position her to sleep again. She will learn to roll back over soon it just may take a bit of time. Hope that helps.

Nicole - posted on 08/02/2009

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hi chrissy i wouldnt worry about her rolling my son has been doing that since before he even left the hospital but if this is waking her up there are the foam things you can buy at wal-mart for about 20 bucks that will stop her . it looks similar to the neck roll you would put in a car seat to stop a childs head from drooping but its longer. as far as cold hands she may just be anemic or have low iron as is the case with both my son and i (except it effects our feet)

Andrea - posted on 08/02/2009

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I read somewhere that if a baby can roll themselves over than it is okay to let them sleep on their bellies. Although I would check on her throughout the night. With both my sons they constantly wore mittens for the cold and so they wouldn't scratch their face.

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I agree with the advice to not worry about it on both counts. If she can roll over then she is not in danger of being face first in the bedding and not being able to breathe. (That's the main danger of lying on their stomach). If she can roll over then she can roll back if she gets uncomfortable. My kids slept MUCH better on their tummies so as soon as they could roll over well, I left them alone. As far as her hands being cold, babies have kind of weird circulation. As long as the room is a pleasant temperature, she's fine. I found that if my kids got too HOT they would have cold hands because they would sweat and it made their hands cold and clammy. It's much more dangerous for a baby to be too hot than to be too cold. As long as it's not freezing (literally), she's far more comfortable in a cool room than a too hot one.

Amanda - posted on 08/02/2009

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My baby doctor told me not to worry, if he rolled himself over he can roll himself back over.. I worry about it too, so I just get up and check on him throughout the night, about the hands, IDK about thatone, my baby's do the same thing...

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Hey misses!!! Babies - you never stop worrying about them!!! Personally I wouldn't worry about Aimee rolling onto her tummy!! Ollie has from about 4 months slept on his front.!! She will learn how to become comfortable and how to roll back over but If your worried about Aimee's breathing their is a special net mattress you can buy for your cot. Is aimee warm enough in bed at night? If someone's core body isn't warm enough then their hands will be cold. Why not try putting a little cardigan on her and see does it make a difference! Your a great mum trust your gut feelings - don't worry Aimee is fine! xx

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