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    Default Rolling over in cot and waking every time

    DS2 (almost 5 months old) has been intentionally rolling from his back to his tummy for a month now. For the past few weeks it's nigh impossible to have him on his back for any length of time, he just rolls straight over. He soon gets really frustrated because he can't move then - can't crawl yet, and doesn't seem able or willing to rollback over to his back (we practice/assist rolling him back over, but he is immediately back onto his tummy - even though he seems very unhappy there).

    This alone is becoming very tiring as he whines all day long and won't sit in highchair for more than 5 mins either.

    My main issue is he has started rolling at night. He is in a grobag but it doesn't help stop him. And although he has fallen asleep on his tummy once or twice, most of the time he just cries once he is on his tummy and we have to flip him back, and so the game continues several times during the night, so none of us are getting any sleep.

    Any suggestions or experiences? How long does this phase last and what stops it? He doesn't seem interested in learning to roll back (we are trying to encourage during play etc). I don't think my DS1 went through this as he was much older when he started rolling and was moving about in other ways by then.

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    following as I'm in the same boat

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    I bought something like this
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    It worked a treat. You could use rolled up towels either side of bub too I guess.

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    I'm not keen to introduce any extra things, esp not rolled up towels, as I'll be too paranoid he will end up getting caught in it and it posing a suffocation risk.

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    Default Rolling over in cot and waking every time

    Could you tuck in the end of the sleep bag at the bottom of the cot? It might stop/encourage him from not being able to fully roll over onto his tummy.

    Other than that, it's probably just a matter of time - once he's able to move,he'll settle down again.

    Best wishes!

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    I feel for you, DS did this for a while when he started rolling. All of the sudden you'd hear a cry and see his little head bobbing up and down in his cot, roll him over, start to go back to sleep and repeat. So annoying! I don't think they can help it though and you just have to ride it out until they master this new skill like with everything else. I didn't find tucking his legs in helped as he just kicked and grunted until they were free. Hopefully he figures it out soon, sorry I'm no help .

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    Yes it sucks but it usually only lasts about 1-2 months before they learn to sort themselves out. Good luck!

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    He's a strong little determined thing and I don't think much will stop him. I'm putting a light sheet firmly over/tucking firmly tonight and will see how it goes. It might be ok when he's dopey but when he gets all alert and restless he kicks his legs up 90 degrees with such force it would un-tuck any efforts on my behalf.

    Gosh I hope this doesn't go on for months. I need more than 1-2 hours sleep at a time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Beloved Ones View Post
    I bought something like this
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    It worked a treat. You could use rolled up towels either side of bub too I guess.
    He's so active I honestly don't think he would stay in it, he'd wriggle his way down and then I'd be concerned his head would end up in between the wedges. We actually have a similar thing when I had to cosleep for the first 8 weeks but stopped using it once he was in his own cot.

    He rolls over toys and cushions when awake too! Strong little thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My Beloved Ones View Post
    I bought something like this
    Attachment 83094

    It worked a treat. You could use rolled up towels either side of bub too I guess.
    I checked, these are not recommended by the SIDS foundation. Babies have suffocated with these

    From memory they said, nothing besides the grobag and it will pass, they will eventually settle. Always just a phase isn't it.


 

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