Sleeping Positions for a 7 month old?

Nicole - posted on 11/07/2011 ( 4 moms have responded )

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My son will be turning 7 months on the 19th and is starting to get uncomfortable in his car seat. (He sleeps in this because he has GERD.) He just recently learned that he can roll to side to side when sitting in his seat and does this during the night (the car seat is placed in a pack and play.) I just dont know how to really position him to sleep. He doesn't like his belly or to be laid completely on his back. I need some help and sleep :/

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Lori - posted on 11/08/2011

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My daughter was diagnosed with acid reflux before she was 5 months old. She was given medication but that only lasted so long and the dr. would refill it. SO the dr. suggested I feed her three times a day her cereal and it helps. She rearely spits up and she now sleeps on her tummy and has been for a couple months now. Have him play on his tummy and let him sleep on his tummy too. At first just naps and check on him. Things will get better, really they will.

Tamara - posted on 11/08/2011

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We put a few books under my daughters mattress to raise it a few inches on the head side (they do have special things that lift it) and let her sleep that way, we did use bumpers tucked tightly on that end since sometimes she did roll with the slight incline for a little patting so it wouldn't wake her or bruise her. by that age she was rolling and slept how she wanted to.

Medic - posted on 11/07/2011

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By 7 months they should be able to move as they please. My now 21 month old daughter had GERD and slept on her stomach because it pulled her esophagus shut so she could actually sleep. We also had the top of the mattress about 2-3 inches higher than the foot.

Talea - posted on 11/07/2011

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When Darian (now 6) was a baby I was told to have him sleep on his side - you can roll up two thin baby blankets and position him between those, alterately you can buy baby wedges for positioning babies on their sides at Wal-Mart/Target places like that to aid in side sleeping. I hope this helps.

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