Sleeping Positions

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HELP! I swaddle my son for naps and bedtime, but I just found out he can roll back to front. I went into his room to feed him & he was laying on his belly! It scared me so badly! How can I put him to bed, swaddled, and make sure that he stays on his back?

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Thanks Tara, I tried a sleep positioner, but he scooched down so it wasn't helping anymore. The reason I bundle him is so he will sleep more than an hour at a time. My son is almost 4 months old. Is that too old to swaddle?

Tara - posted on 11/24/2009

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If he can roll back to front then it may be time to stop swaddling and let him move a bit more. As soon as my daughter was able to roll and turn her head well she was a tummy sleeper - didn't matter if I put her on her back, she would always roll onto her tummy. As long as he is able to roll and move his head well you should be okay even if he does roll onto his tummy as long as there are no heavy blankets or stuffed animals close to his face. If you are really worried about it what you could do is roll a receiving blanket into a little log shape and use that as sleep positioner. You can also get actual sleep positioners from most places that carry baby stuff - all the positioner does is prevent your kids from rolling over in their sleep and keeps them on their back - that said, if they are really strong kids they will manage to get the positioner out of the way :)

Tara - posted on 11/24/2009

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If he can roll back to front then it may be time to stop swaddling and let him move a bit more. As soon as my daughter was able to roll and turn her head well she was a tummy sleeper - didn't matter if I put her on her back, she would always roll onto her tummy. As long as he is able to roll and move his head well you should be okay even if he does roll onto his tummy as long as there are no heavy blankets or stuffed animals close to his face. If you are really worried about it what you could do is roll a receiving blanket into a little log shape and use that as sleep positioner. You can also get actual sleep positioners from most places that carry baby stuff - all the positioner does is prevent your kids from rolling over in their sleep and keeps them on their back - that said, if they are really strong kids they will manage to get the positioner out of the way :)

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