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    Default HELP - 1 week old rolling on side during sleep

    Apologies I've just realised that I posted this in the introductions section. I'm Gareth, a newbie to the forum and parenting. Meant to introduce myself before asking for help.


    Hi,I'm new to parenting and posting here, so bear with me. My wife and I are very concerned about SIDs (read - my smarter, better half is freaking out), because our 1 week old baby boy is turning on his side in his sleep.We have an AngelCare sleep monitor, that should alert us if he stops breathing (though not convinced its 100% reliable) and swaddling doesn't seem to deter the wee man from rolling over.We've spoken to the midwife, who said we had to put him on his back. Which is fine but wholly impractical unless we watch him round the clock. I don't want to use sleep wedges as this is against SIDs advice.Anyone else experienced this problem and more importantly have a safe solution.

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    Swaddle and then tuck in super tight with a blanket or sheet?

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    Our son did this until we saw a cranial osteopath that specialized in pediatrics, SUPER gentle! I was seeing her for breastfeeding problems because he wouldn't open his mouth wide enough. The thought is that since he had a ventouse (vacuum) assisted delivery that he kind of had whiplash. After one session he stopped going to the side and started sleeping flat on his back and his arms and shoulders were less tense as well making it easier to put clothes on him! Could be worth looking into.

    Did he have an assisted delivery?

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    Thank you for that VicPark, will try it out.

    Can't use a large blanket with the AngelCare monitor though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarethL View Post
    Thank you for that VicPark, will try it out.

    Can't use a large blanket with the AngelCare monitor though.
    As long as it's not tucked underneath the bassinet/cot you'll be fine. Oh on a side note I have an Angelcare monitor. It's great but the temperature it gives you is usually off by 1-2 degrees, I use a gro-egg instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post

    Did he have an assisted delivery?
    Nope, all natural (well aside from the epidural).

    Thanks for the insight

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    Righto, giving that a try :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    Our son did this until we saw a cranial osteopath that specialized in pediatrics, SUPER gentle! I was seeing her for breastfeeding problems because he wouldn't open his mouth wide enough. The thought is that since he had a ventouse (vacuum) assisted delivery that he kind of had whiplash. After one session he stopped going to the side and started sleeping flat on his back and his arms and shoulders were less tense as well making it easier to put clothes on him! Could be worth looking into.

    Did he have an assisted delivery?
    Sorry off topic but did the osteo help with opening his mouth? My dd doesn't open her mouth wide enough.


 

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