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    Default Stressing hardcore over baby rolling over...

    Hi everyone! DS is just over 3mths old n today has discovered how to freely roll himself onto his tummy now by kicking his legs while arching his back but he doesn't really roll from his tummy to his back. Each time he's rolled on his belly he's not been able to right himself again n I'm starting to freak out about it especially when he just buries his face in whatever surface hes on! Everything I can find says if a baby can roll not to stress coz if they can do back to front they should b able to do front to back....but DS just doesn't do this, hell tonight DF is sleeping on the couch with him coz I was watching him sleep n roll on his side almost totally over n smush his face in the sheet in his bassinet. Tummy time we are using a cushion under his arms n he doesn't last long holding his head up...but if he's laying on us he holds it up fine. If u could give any suggestions it would be so muchly appreciated!

    I can't help stressing he's going to smother himself ((

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    Default Stressing hardcore over baby rolling over...

    At 9 weeks DS rolled back to front but it was another 6 weeks before he could roll front to back. He was constantly rolling onto his tummy and getting frustrated. At night we used a sleep positioner to keep him on his back and that worked for a while. Eventually we had to just let him sleep on his tummy. He was in grobags though, not swaddled and I always put him to bed in his back.

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    He wont smoother himself if hes on a flat firm surface with no pillows or loose blankets near his face. I bet he can turn his face to the side a bit. Babies do all sorts of crazy and annoying things and the tend to survive. This is a learning and muscle development thing for him, if you dont interfere with it, he will learn quickly how to turn his head to the side so his face is clear, roll back over, and eventually sit up. Its all part of growing. Things like sleep positioners are ok in the beginning, but if he's anything like my determined kids, he'll roll over with the damned thing still on and that is way worse. I remember going to check on my eldest and seeing, she'd not only flipped it and her onto her belly, but wriggled with it up the end of the cot! I threw it away and accepted thatr she prefers her belly to sleep on. Try not to stress.

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    Default Re: Stressing hardcore over baby rolling over...

    There are products like sleep positioners (like PP said be careful with them), Safe-t-sleep etc. to keep bub from rolling. Some moms use rolled towels. Make sure you have a firm mattress with just a fitted sheet. Use sleeping bap instead of blanket and no swaddling.
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    If you're really worried about it, try putting him in a nice thick baby sleeping bag with sleeves.
    That way you can leave blankets out of the cot entirely. If there's nothing but him on the mattress, he'll have nothing to smother in. Not to mention the sleeping bag might make it harder for him to roll over in the first place *chuckle*.

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    Look at a product called saftey t sleep

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    Default Stressing hardcore over baby rolling over...

    He sleeps in sleeping bags. But he arches his back up n kicks his legs n that's how he's flipping himself. There's nothing else in the bassinet other than his fitted sheet...but he grabs that with both hands n pulls it to his face in anger.... I'll try not to stress coz I know it's something they have to go they but when he gasps when I pick him up from on his tummy I can't help but panic

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    Default Stressing hardcore over baby rolling over...

    I think the best thing you can do is encourage him to roll back over.

    I know what you mean about being terrified & running to flip them over. But 'teaching' him to push up with his hands and topple back over would be much more productive. Lots of praise & encouragement too.

    Ofcourse he will learn it in his own time, but I don't (other people do, but I don't) see the problem in encouaging him to get the hang of it a bit faster.


 

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