stop from rolling in her sleep

Ashley - posted on 07/28/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )




she will be 4 month august 13th how do i get her to stop rolling in her sleep so i dont have to worry about sids do they have something for that? or what have you done to stop that. she can roll from back to front to front to back


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You could try putting her in a carseat, or a carrier or a swing or something that will cradle her and prevent her from rolling over....

but I did find this information that might ease your mind a little, hopefully :)
Quoting: "Of course, once babies can roll over consistently — usually around 4 to 7 months — they may choose not to stay on their backs all night long. At this point, it's fine to let babies pick a sleep position on their own."
(this quote was on page 3 if the link takes you to the beginning of the article)


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~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/08/2011




If she is strong enough to roll over, there should be no concern with SIDS.

Jennifer - posted on 08/08/2011




if she can roll over than she's old enough to decide how she wants to sleep. dont sweat it. Both my kids were belly sleepers from the time they could lift their heads. Just keep soft toys, pillows and bedding out of her rolling ways :)

Skye - posted on 08/06/2011




I could only get my daughter to sleep on her side at one stage and I just rolled up a couple of towels and put one on each side and she was fine. She couldn't move

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they do have something for that but you can also just roll up a hand towel and a washcloth. put one behind her back and one in front of her stomach. That should solve the problem.

Kathy - posted on 07/29/2010




Once my kids could roll-I let them go. It is almost impossible to keep anyone from rolling when asleep-even a hugely pregnant woman! Just keep the blankets, pillows, bumper, and toys out of the bed to avoid all suffocation risks.

Stifler's - posted on 07/29/2010




I had a special cushion thing with velcro and you could wash it and he slept between 2 triangles to stop him rolling on his face. Not that he could roll at 4 months the lazy bugger.

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i think they have a foam thing that you can put in the crib to stop her from rolling, but if she can roll herself both ways and lift her head pretty well then you don't have too worry too much. my son started sleeping on his stomach t 2 months and he's ok

Nikki - posted on 07/28/2010




Once they can roll from back to front and back over again, the chance of SIDS is much lower, my son will only sleep on his tummy, in the beginning I used to roll him back but in reality you cant keep doing that all night every night. What you can do is make sure there is no stuffed animals, pillows , blankets in the crib and also make sure the sheet is very tight. If you are really worried they do have wedges you can buy which wedge your baby to stay in one position, but if they are more content in sleeping on their tummy, they might refuse to sleep on their back.

Neva - posted on 07/28/2010




Once your baby has started rolling, you don't have to worry so much. You can still put her to bed on her back, but if she rolls over in her sleep its fine. Also to prevent SIDS make sure there aren't pillows in her bed, stuffed toys or excess blankets. Don't allow smoking in the home.

Angie - posted on 07/28/2010




I don't think you can stop her from rolling over. As long as she can get herself back to her back, she'll be fine. I know it's hard not to worry, but as Laura said, "don't sweat the small stuff".

Isobel - posted on 07/28/2010




I'm pretty sure that once they are able to roll on their own, they're good, there's not much you can do about it from there...unless you plan on setting your alarm for every 5 minutes...just in case.

don't sweat the small stuff ;)

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