sleeping in the swing

Kayla - posted on 07/08/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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Hey everyone! My son loves to fall asleep in his swng, I don't let him stay there too long but his head tends to fall to one side, could this be hurting him? If so does anyone have any tips? Thanks

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Tabitha - posted on 07/08/2009

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Quoting Marabeth:

if he has decent control of his head he'll move it if he's uncomfortable. otherwise i agree with the rolled up blanket or even a towel.


I totally agree! I knew it wouldn't hurt their necks but it still bothered me so I used to roll the blankets up as well! That worked with my son but with my daughter she wanted her head that way! Go figure! I think it bothers us more than it does them!! Anyways good luck!

September - posted on 07/08/2009

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My son is 8 months old and he still takes naps in his swing. When he was first born it was the only thing that would help settle him down besides me holing him. I think that it's just fine to let your son sleep in his swing. My sons head also falls to one or the other side and I think that it's fine :)

Kathy - posted on 07/08/2009

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we could only get our son to fall asleep & stay asleep in the swing for about a month & a half. They will let you know if something is wrong or if something is hurting them. I would roll up 2 recieving blankets & put one on each side of his head.

Marabeth - posted on 07/08/2009

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if he has decent control of his head he'll move it if he's uncomfortable. otherwise i agree with the rolled up blanket or even a towel.

User - posted on 07/08/2009

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Oh I hear you. It gets easier though, I promise. I have two of them, only 15 months apart, & it's hard...but I think it just comes naturally to good moms :) So you'll get the hang of it.

User - posted on 07/08/2009

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I used to hate when my children fell asleep in the swing. I always felt like they were so uncomfortable because of their heads. But a lot of people told me that if they were uncomfortable...they would let you know :)

Samantha - posted on 07/08/2009

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My daughter slept in her swing all of the time she really liked it. I noticed her head would go to the side as well and I know if I sleep like that my neck will hurt when I get up so I figured it could hurt her. I used to roll up some of her swaddling blankets and kind of make a support for her head. Or if I didn't roll the blanket up I would use the head support from the car seat.



Hope this helps a little!

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