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To think I have had best (or worst) bad baby advice, ever?

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ANormalOne Thu 11-Jul-13 13:37:04

I'm having trouble with my 5 month DD waking herself up tossing and turning at night. My DF's brilliant advice was to get some baby reins, wrap them around her mattress and then clip her into them to stop her wriggling around.

I can't see how that could possible go wrong hmm I'm amazed I made to adulthood. grin

BaldricksTurnip Thu 11-Jul-13 13:38:43

Hmm maybe he was confusing her with holiday luggage on a roof rack?

ThePowerof3 Thu 11-Jul-13 13:39:13

My 6 month old keeps rolling over and getting stuck at night, might try this amazing tip, I actually got given some baby reins from strict mum at work so they'll finally come in handy

4x4 Thu 11-Jul-13 13:40:28

www.safetsleep.com/easy-to-use-instructions/

Effectively the same but safer .

ANormalOne Thu 11-Jul-13 13:41:15

grin @ Baldricks He like to think of himself as an inventor, I think he should patent it.

PatsyAndEddy Thu 11-Jul-13 13:41:25

Oh that's fabulous!

He's trying to help - bless him!

ANormalOne Thu 11-Jul-13 13:42:13

Awww, he's been beaten to it.

HouseAtreides Thu 11-Jul-13 13:42:14

At Christmas, DS was about 13wks old. My next door neighbour brought him round some chunky Milky Bars and suggested that I melt them down for him grin

ANormalOne Thu 11-Jul-13 13:43:06

Patsy I love his advice, he dotes on her, but he hasn't a clue sometimes.

cleoowen Thu 11-Jul-13 13:44:36

I was advised to roll two towels up and put them under the sheet each side of ds to stop him rolling. Works most of the time but bit trial and error getting them in the right place and you keep having to plump,them up. Works a treat with my ds.

My sisters friend brought this special baby sack that you can Velcro to the sheets. Apparently online. Quite extreme but you could try it.

MarcelineTheVampireQueen Thu 11-Jul-13 13:45:08

In order to stop my ds fron climbing out of his cot, my sister recommended tying a duvet over the cot. She reckoned he could breathe through the bars...

ANormalOne Thu 11-Jul-13 13:47:40

I might try that cleo she's slowly getting better at staying still, but she's managed to do a full 180 in her sleep some days.

TeaCuresEverything Thu 11-Jul-13 18:34:01

My mother used to strap my brother into his cot at night, this was in 1986. Apparently it was quite common!

PseudoBadger Thu 11-Jul-13 18:44:41

I have a good friend whose parents tied her into her cot, this would have been in 1990 or so shock

CatsRule Thu 11-Jul-13 19:25:26

I was told in response to my 8wk old crying...."just give him some honey on a dummy hen" hmm

<hates dummies>

kerala Thu 11-Jul-13 19:27:37

My BIL brought DD a lovely toy that rolls across the floor. He was most put out that she didnt seem interested in it nor played with it. She was 8 days old.

Him and DHs dreadful old grandfather bemoaned for 20 minutes the bad manners of the youth of today after DD didnt say thank you for a present. SHE COULDNT SPEAK AT THE TIME BEING 1 YEAR OLD they are maddening!

CalamityJ Thu 11-Jul-13 19:31:31

I put my 4.5 month DD bottom left of the cot as you look at it as she squirms down, rolls to the left and also likes a good 90/180 degree twist in the night. By putting her down at the bottom in a sleeping bag she can't roll her favoured way (yep not sure what my plan b is when she learns to roll the other way!) Not sure about that "Baby Straitjacket" link...

mumofweeboys Thu 11-Jul-13 19:34:00

Love it lol. I tuck the bottom of my wee ones sleeping bag in at the bottom of cot. Also use two rolled up towels

megsmouse Thu 11-Jul-13 19:40:00

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DaddyPigsMistress Thu 11-Jul-13 19:42:27

My great nan and me were talking about what to do with my bolter ds1 who kept escaping from her garden
nan told be she used to to tie my grandads reins to so rope and attach it to an iron peg in the ground so he couldnt wonder off in the garden. When I said i wouldn't feel right doing it to ds1. She got really defensive and said

' I left out food and water too, and half of his roaming circle was in the shade!'

redwellybluewelly Thu 11-Jul-13 19:43:48

I know someone in RL who did this to ensure she wasn't woken at night, her DC is just a month older than mine (they're 3)

1944girl Thu 11-Jul-13 19:47:16

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Turniptwirl Thu 11-Jul-13 20:03:54

daddypigsmistress I love it!

Pobblewhohasnotoes Thu 11-Jul-13 20:07:03

CatsRule Thu 11-Jul-13 19:25:26
I was told in response to my 8wk old crying...."just give him some honey on a dummy hen"

Not to mention that under ones shouldn't have honey.

Being told by DS's great gran that we should rub chocolate in his gums. He was a newborn at the time,

catgirl1976 Thu 11-Jul-13 20:12:19

"roaming circle"

brilliant grin

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