Comfy child verses sleep risk?

Danielle - posted on 04/01/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Hey all, i've got a slight dilema. My 4 month old is in a great sleep routine (unlike my first child). After she is put into bed wrapped, she will roll onto her tummy still wrapped and fall asleep like that. We have turned her onto her back many, many, many times but she seems to always go back onto her tummy (sometimes with bottom in the air). It is now at the point of taking the wrap off her after she is asleep so that atleast she has the use of her arms if need be. She sleeps like this for all sleeps, not just one or two. Now... problem is this: we are told to sleep babies on their backs to decrease SIDs risk. How do I keep her on her back? Tried the rolls, double wrapping etc. I'm wondering if anyone else has a similar situation & has a remedy? She sleeps so well & seems comfortable?????

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Georgiana - posted on 04/02/2010

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I think thats obviously how she is comfy and wants to sleep. Just get one of those monitors that has a breathing sensor on it for peace of mind. I have one and they are brill, an alarm goes off if there if no movement/breathing for 20 seconds

Sarah - posted on 04/01/2010

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It's definitely a good idea not to swaddle her anymore now that she's rolling. If she rolls onto her tummy, let her sleep on her tummy, as long as you still always put her down on her back. Try having her sleep in a Halo sleepsack so her arms are free but she's still wrapped a bit and safely using a blanket.

Kimberly - posted on 04/01/2010

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Personally if it doesn't wake her up to roll her onto her side or back I would do it when I found her that way. If it does wake her up, leave her. I would just have to check on them so I knew they were still breathing. If she is putting her self into that position hopefully she can get out of it. If she is rolling from tummy to back just fine and you have seen her do it then leave her as she is. There is a risk of SIDs no matter what! they could choke on their own spit. It is just nerve racking. My son is a year and I still check on him in the middle of the night to hear him breathing. Best of luck.

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