My 6 month old won't stop rolling over in her crib at bedtime. She rolls over, then starts crying

Courtney - posted on 06/14/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I end up having to put her to bed in her swing until the next feeding. By that time she's groggy enough to put in her crib and stay on her back. It's not that big a deal, but it would be nice if she would sleep only in her bed.

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Sabrina - posted on 06/14/2009

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You can try a few things. Swaddling might help (not with mine, he hated to be wrapped so tight) but it is an idea. Try a sleep positioner, those really help. With mine, I had to just let him sleep on his tummy, I know that it is not good with SIDS, but it was the only way that I could get him to sleep. He did the exact same thing that your little girl is doing, so if that is how he wanted to sleep, that is what I let him do. Your little girl should be old enough to let her sleep whatever way she likes.

Hope it helps! Good luck!

Kylie - posted on 06/14/2009

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do you have any toys that you were given for her birth? small dogs about 15 cm high etc. we found that having a couple of toys about this size helped, they snuggle into them (temple to toy) and helps settle them.


aj was a good settler after the first 2 months. jl was "oi" sometimes we actually left the rooms main light on and then she'd sleep, and she settled on her tummy best.


i know with sids this isn't right, BUT sometimes for the babys welfare and mums sanity sake you try anything, if it works excellent!!


we also bought a jolly baby playring activity (ebay) for aj that jl enjoys now, helps them to sit up, supports well and once they are confident they will crawl out of it, jl did this morning!! great for feeding i slump jorja with her feet on one side and head on the opp side and she feeds bottle good, sometimes have to hold bottle up with a small toy under bottle (this saves bottle going awol mid-feed).

both our girls rolled on their sides to sleep, aj did this from 3 months and jorja did this from 6 weeks.

Belinda - posted on 06/14/2009

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Yeah that is really frustrating isn't it. Are you still wrapping her for sleeps? If you are sometimes if you wrap them firmly enough and tuck a sheet or covers in over the top of them tightly enough it can stop them rolling..... but that doesn't really help if your girl isn't wrapped. I'm assuming once she rolls over she can't roll back and that is her problem?? My sisters baby did the same thing and she ended up just having to wait for him to learn to roll back himself. Could you pop her in bed and pat her chest or leg until she's groggy enough to fall asleep staying on her back? Hope she figures it all out soon for you!

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