bed time

Tiffanie - posted on 04/25/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have to twin 5 month old boys, they are my first children and let me tell you my hands are full between work and them. i have a question if anybody can answer they both have finally discovered how to roll on their stomachs in their cribs. AS soon as I turn them over and walk out the room they are back on their stomachs. Is there any way to keep them on their stomachs. They were premies and it worries me when they are on their stomach, whether or not if they can breathe and hearing about SIDDS all the time.

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Rachael - posted on 04/26/2009

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my daughter was sleeping on her tummy at 41/2 months old she was born six weeks early weighing 4lb 4oz.the health visitor told me to keep turning her over which was exhusting.i brought an angel care monitor with a pressure pad to allert me if she stopped breathing and i also brought a grow bag so i didnt need extra blankets.as long as they can lift their heads up iam sure they will be fine.hope this helps.xxx

Elyssa - posted on 04/26/2009

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i cant remember what those beds are called for babies to stay on their backs but yu can get them a target

LeAnn - posted on 04/25/2009

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I worried the same thing when my little boy started turning over. The best advice I can give you is to remember to breath!!! My son wasnt a premie but he was small enough to be one he only weighed 5 lbs. At 4 months he started turning over, I wanted to stay in his room all the time. But you have to remember that it is nature taking it course. Your motherly instink will kick in if something should happen. What we done was put him into a light sleeper(its almost summer) and didnt cover him up, where he couldnt get his face into the covers. Another good thing is dont put any toys, extra blankets, or even bumpers,(my dr said this was a big NO NO when it comes with SIDDS) in the crib. Put your two little ones on their backs and let them be.

Shannon - posted on 04/25/2009

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It was scary for me all the time when I'd walk into my sons room and he was on his stomach all the time. My aunt in law gave me this weird double rolled thing, you set the baby into the middle of them and it stops them from rolling onto there stomach right away. It worked wonders with my son. Or you can do what vanessa said with the receiving blankets. It never worked with my son, but who knows every baby is different lol. Good luck

Vanessa - posted on 04/25/2009

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Try tucking receiving blanets that are rolled up under the sheet. You'll need 2 for each one on eachside and when you lay them down scrunch the blankets as close to their sides as you can. That's what we did in the bassenet before he started rolling over them. I'm not sure how strong your little ones are just yet.

Vanessa - posted on 04/25/2009

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I know it's very scary, my son preferred to sleep on his stomach too. What I did was kept the sheet's very tight and I didnt cover him with a blanket so it wouldnt have a chance of covering his face. I also kept him in his bassenet until I felt he was strong enough to move his head on his own in case he did keep his face down on the bed. The bassenet was also nice because sonce I didnt cover him I put a heavy blanet over the bassenet so he was still warm, plus summer is right around the corner so them being cold shouldnt be too much of a problem. I hope this helps! I was awake all the time just checking on him too because he was always on his tummy!

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