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Over the past week, Tayla has decided no more sleeping on my back in one position all night - she now decides its breakdancing time and she goes from one end of the cost to the other, sideways, lengthways lying on her side, attempting the stomach, rolling around - all happening at night time!
ALl of this wakes her up at times and she whinges and cries - we have had her in the portacot as it has the mesh sides as I am scared to put her in her cot as she pokes her legs and arms through the sides and gets caught!
What has everyone else done with their bubs? She hates being wrapped and if we do she will pull herself out or wrap her head up which scares her an me!
My almost-9 mth old is the same! He roams around the cot for a while before he finds a comfy spot.
I don't worry about it, unless he cries out cos he got stuck, which doesn't happen as much anymore.
If he wakes in the middle of the night, sometimes its just a little whinge and will go back to sleep. Have you tried letting her whinge for a while before you go in, to see if she does go back to sleep?
When I do have to go in, I just replace the dummy, turn on the music and tuck him back in - minimum fuss, minimum noise. I rarely have to go in twice.
Its fun isn't it! Very interesting to see which wacky position he wakes up in every day!
Lu, I hear everything you are saying!!!!!!!!!
Kaiden has been doing this for about one and a half months now. Basically since he learnt to roll over. I put those noodles that you put in a swimming pool down either side of his cot to try and stop his feet from getting caught. Doesn't work though. I went in last night and he was giving the pink noodle a cuddle!! At least it wasn't the blue one I suppose.
I'm not sure what to do now. I just checked him and he is lying sideways with his feet sticking out one side and arms the other.
OH, what can I to do!!!!
My son does it too!
Just wait until they can stand up and jump holding onto the sides its great!
It's very frustrating that he wakes himself up bumping his head and kicking his feet, he ends up sitting up and crying, i go in there put his dummy back in if he hasn't done it already, and try and tuck him back in. The worst is when is doesn't want to sleep, and rolls over and gets up as soon as you put him down, and stands there crying untill he's so tired he sits done, and falls over, sometimes bumping his head which means it's all over for me and I have to rock him to sleep. Imagine that rocking a 11 1/2 kilo 12 month old sleep!
I'm such a sucker :p
Thank god I am not the only one!
Does any one have a cot bumper? I know we are not supposed to use them but I don't know what else to do!
I have about 3 dummys in her cot so she can always find one with her hands.
Can I join the club please. My little wanderer stays under the covers for about 2 minutes if I'm lucky! The novelty of crawling is certainly making nights interesting. He can't sit still at the best of times, so he's a little out of control these days.
I was going to get a cot bumper, but he doesn't put his arms and legs through as much any more. It took him about 3 weeks of doing it, and now it hardly ever happens.
The cot bumper won't help!! My little one just pulls it down - with his feet, or his hands! Unless you can find one that is really strongly attached - but mine is just a tie-on!
They will learn...eventually!
I hope so!
I have now only had on average 3 hours of sleep for the past 3 weeks and I am going insane!
She can't keep still and seems to get lost in space - have put her little sofa bed lounge thing in the cot as she seems to get more sleep that way and not as lost around the cot but still is restless in her sleep.
My DS (17mths) likes to wake in the middle of the night and have an underage disco in his cot. It first starts out with him humming the tune to "Thomas the tank engine" and then he starts to 'la, la, la, la, ba, ba' - followed by on all fours rocking the cot (literally) back and forth making an almighty racket!!!!! Bang, bang, bang and the Thomas song is all you hear for about 30 - 40mins and then he's off to sleep again! I've given up going in because then he thinks he has company that will play with him! Then the 4 y/o wakes up and comes into our room with the usual "Can you get Lucas to be quiet please, I've got kinder in the morning!"
And all through this DH is sound asleep zzzzzzzzzzz.............. :confused:
I was going to post the same cot problem, my 7 month old girl has been doing the same for the last few weeks but now she's seems to be running into the ends and sides of her cot with her head hitting very hard against the cot, I'm just really worried she's gonna hurt herself. :confused: :confused:
My bubs did the same Julie from about 4mths. She would wake herself up by hitting her head or she'd have a limb caught in the cot bars. I tried bumpers (I know I'm not meant to use these!) but they didn't help. Now she's nearly 6mths and it doesn't seem to be a problem anymore. That is so cute about the underage disco. It brought a smile to my face just picturing it! But not so cute in the middle of the night!
I have a cot bumper. Very light weight, tied by short ribbon on the outside. Purchased at a local baby shop, covers 3/4 of the inside of th cot. No matter what others may think..this thing saved me. DD was getting stuck all the time and crying out all night.
Bumper no sheets or blankets 2 dummies and she just roams free! Now sleeping through.
Or should I say...can put herself back to sleep without my help! :D
heya guys :)
I'd really recommend the sleeping bags on www.bumpto3.com.au. I have had Christopher in one since he was born virtually, but he never used to wear them during the daytime sleeps.... Then he started the rolling over, getting stuck etc thing and so I used them all the time for a couple of weeks until he had the skills to unstick himself whenever he got stuck. Now I'm back to only using them at night... and he can still crawl in the bag... but it does definitely slow him down. If you do get one remember to get the 0.5 tog one for summer..... It's been a great solution to the prob :)
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