Rolling over in his crib

@wmaharper (2316)
United States
January 23, 2007 1:24pm CST
My youngest is funny, he rolls over in his crib to his back (he's been sleeping on his belly recently) while he's sleeping, and he wakes up. Which means I find myself going into his room 2-3 times a night to flip him over and he'll just go back to sleep. What do you think I should do? do you think I should let him cry, (though I have, hoping he'd go back to sleep,but after five minutes he didn't so I went in there and flipped him) Or continue to flip him until he learns how to roll over the otherway, hoping he'll just roll himself over when he gets flipped?
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@crystal8577 (1470)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Have you tried a sleep positioner? It lets the baby sleep on their back or sides. I hate for your son to keep waking up because you have to flip him. I personally cound not let my daughter sleep on her stomach all night, I would be to worried. I know we survived it when we were little, but still :)
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@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
23 Jan 07
YEs, I know, but he won't sleep on his back.. he'll scream and scream and scream some more..(: he had a little bit of colick when he was younger, and I think he still gets gassy here and there..and the only thing I can think is that the pressure helps his little belly. I used to worry about him, but he slept in bed with me or right next to me, but now he's old enough to move around I don't worry as much. Of course no blankets or anything in his basinet. I haven't tried a sleep positioner, maybe he'd sleep on his side in one? i have one actually, just never used it. I'll have to try it thanks!
@carlaabt (3505)
• United States
23 Jan 07
We had just the opposite problem at our house when my son was small. :) We would put him down on his back like everyone says you are supposed to, and when we would check on him a couple hours later he would be on his stomach asleep. I don't know why, but babies do seem to prefer sleeping that way. My son started sleeping on his stomach when he was about two weeks old. I think the sleep positioner might be a good idea if your baby likes it okay. My son would throw a FIT the few times we tried to use it with him to get him to stay on his back. Hopefully he will learn how to roll back the other way soon, though. And you won't have to worry about it. Once my son was about four months old and could roll both ways he would sleep in a million different positions. When we get him out of bed, if he is still laying down, it's never in the same spot with his head at the same end, as it was when we put him down. Good luck with the sleep positioner! I hope it works for your baby.
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
23 Jan 07
Thank you! I hope so too! (: