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My little man is a tummy sleeper from about 6 weeks. I have finally got him to self settle and then a hurdle comes along. He's 5 months and has started rolling over, I put him down for bed on his tummy and he immediately rolls onto his back and cries. I have tried putting him or leaving him on his back but he just stresses himself out crying. I am constantly going back in there to roll him back over until he's exhausted and falls asleep.
I have tried
Propping a pillow behind him, doesn't work
Wrapping him, wont have a bar of it
Rocking him to sleep, just squirms
Any other ideas would be fabulous as he is now waking and doing this during the night as well as day sleeps.
I am assuming he doesn't know how to roll from his back to tummy? I'd be trying to encourage this as much as possible during his awake time. Hopefully that will at least shorten the amount of time you have to deal with this.
You can get sleep positioners, which go on either side of him, and that might help him stay?
Sorry i'm not much help.
Hey my DS1 was a tummy sleeper also and did exactly the same thing at around 5xmths. I would roll him back over to his tummy & he would go back to sleep, only to wake 10mins later on his back. I had to let him cry a bit as he needed to learn how to sleep on his back. I showed him where his thumb was as he uses it to sleep and after a few unsettled nights he slept in all sorts of positions!
Whatever your bub uses to go to sleep on his tummy, try and show him where it is when he is on his back.
Wow, this is exactly my problem. Last night was up at 12.30, then 1.30am then 3am, all with the same issue. He doesn't wake from hunger but wakes up and chats away to himself, rolls over on to his back and starts whining then crying. I then pick him up and put him back on this tummy and have to vigorously pat him on the bum to get him to settle back to sleep. Last night it took over 30 mins each time to get him back to sleep. This is a new thing, so maybe he will get used to sleeping on his back? Have no solutions, just wanted to let you know I'm in the same boat! Tonight am going to put him in a sleeping bag to see if it makes any difference.
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