9 week old wants to sleep on side/front

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bippitybopityboo Thu 15-Sep-16 18:54:55

I'm so worried my baby sleeps in a chicco next to be crib in a summer gro bag and a vest at the moment.
For the past 2 weeks he has flipped himself onto his said and sometimes even his front when he sleeps I have been popping him back onto his back as everywhere advises this is safest however he then either wakes up or turns back over. I'm worried sick on a night he's staring to skeep really well and I can only cat nap cause im checking all the time how he's laid. I'm so worried about SIDS I don't know what to do for the best!

HappyInL0nd0n Fri 16-Sep-16 05:21:19

Hey there. Our little girl was exactly the same - an early roller - and she started doing that at 11 weeks. It is nerve wracking because as you say, it's safer for them to sleep on their backs at that age given their necks aren't very strong to hold their heads up.

We put her in a Sleepyhead to prevent her rolling (google it - it's like a cosy giant pillow), but some rolled up towels wedged on either side of your boy could achieve the same result. In a few weeks when you can see he's stronger and fully capable of holding his head up strongly, you can take them away, but I felt more reassured when our little girl couldn't roll for that bit of extra time x

Kariana Fri 16-Sep-16 10:22:22

The usual advice is that as soon as they can roll themselves independently onto their sides/front then it is safe to let them sleep that way, so long as you initially lie them on their backs when you put them down, however you do seem to have a very early roller!

How is he at holding his head up when awake and sitting or lying? Generally they aren't so good at this at 9 weeks but my friend's little boy was holding his own head up from just a couple of weeks old and never needed anyone to support his head (it was great because I was quite inexperienced with babies at the time and it made him feel so much less breakable whenever I was holding him!)

When he does flip himself does he always manage to get his head well positioned for breathing? What is e like during the day with rolling? Can he get back onto his back?

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