How do I stop her from rolling in her sleep?

Amy - posted on 01/04/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )




My 6 month old use to sleep through the night with NO problem...until she learned how to roll. Now when she falls asleep she'll roll over. In the day she rolls back and forth, but at night she seems to forget how to roll onto her back. She rolls over and starts crying. I grab her and put her back to sleep; however once it happens she won't go back to sleep. As soon as I lay her down, she'll wake up. I tried putting 2 small pillows on either side of her so she couldn't roll, but my hubby freaked because he's afraid that she'll suffocate. Has this happened to any of you? If so, HELP!


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Dana - posted on 01/04/2010




Unfortunately, once they start moving it's not safe to have *anything* in the crib. I'm not a fan of letting them cry but I'd work on getting her to roll back over on her own without your help (just a few minutes, literally, each night of letting her try on her own). Also, don't grab her and pick her up, try and help her roll. It's a bump in the road, you'll get past it. Good luck.

Lyssa - posted on 01/04/2010




my son is 5 months old and refuses to sleep on his back. If when i put him to bed he's already asleep he will roll over onto his side or stomach. I don't worry much about him though he's capable of rolling and supporting his head. As for the pillow thing i wouldn't use pillows but they do make those things to put in the crib to keep babies from rolling. They're called side/back sleepers here is a link to one of the ones they sell at Target And during the day give ur daughter lots of tummy time to get her more familiar with being on her belly and getting her neck and back muscles stronger so she can move herself easier and she won't get scared in the middle of the night. I don't find anything wrong with belly sleeping as long as they're strong enough to move their heads. My son does just fine and has been sleeping like that for months.

Victoria - posted on 01/04/2010




My eldest son used to do this and we brought grow bags for him to sleep in. They can still move just not so much and we found that he was not able to roll over in them. I know that Tesco sells them and they are roughly about £10. Might be worth giving it a try as think the wedges aren't allowed to be used once they hit 6 months. hope this helps x

Kelsey - posted on 01/04/2010




Once their that mobile, sleep positioners are no longer reccomended, and the pillows probobly arent the best idea. Are you sure thats why shes waking up? Maybe its the teething and the rolling over isnt what bothers her? If it really is the rolling over that wakes her up, I really dont think theres anything you can do. Shell probobly grow out of that soon. Maybe wait to see if she really starts crying and needs help, or if she just lightly whines for a minute or two before she can go back to sleep. If shes constantly rolling over in her sleep, she probobly prefers to sleep that way. At 6 mos, I wouldnt worry too much about letting her sleep on her tummy. Shes very unlikely to get SIDS from that.

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yea just buy a sleep positioner.. that should help..i didnt need it for my son but it sounds like you need it if shes crying.. good luck

Shay - posted on 01/04/2010




They make special wedges for this... they are made of foam and have vents to breath through if needed... you can find them basically anywhere they should help. (babies r us, target, and walmart all have them)

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