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Quick questions on rolling!

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cocoachannel Thu 23-Jun-11 09:40:09

DD is 16 weeks and has mastered rolling onto her front- however she can't yet roll back!

[perhaps daft] Qs are:

- to what extent should I assist her with getting back? I am wary of over assisting and messing up her natural efforts!
- DH has his boxers in a twist about her rolling onto her front at night and sleeping on her tummy (she hasn't yet read the SIDS prevention advice...). How can I reassure him that this is a normal development stage and we don't need to provide an all night vigil? Or is he right!?

TIA

AnaisB Thu 23-Jun-11 10:05:28

Don't worry about the SIDS risk - once babies can roll it falls.
http://pediatrics.about.com/od/yourbabyweekbyweek/ss/baby_wk_ninteen_4.htm
I don't know about your first question. I tend to leave DD to figure it out for herself unless she starts to cry.

cocoachannel Thu 23-Jun-11 10:57:37

Thank you!

greenshoot19 Thu 23-Jun-11 21:30:39

Yeah I wouldn't worry about SIDS either smile Totally relate to a DH like yours!! (bless their cotton socks) My DD still can't roll back and shes 1! (any lack in mobility is surely made up for by the vast amount of noise and chatter that comes from her mouth!). I only help if she gets distressed. Like you say I think its good to give them a bit time to develop their muscles. Go with your instincts smile and let DH know tons and tons of babies go to sleep on their front its very normal!!

Risette Fri 24-Jun-11 12:38:28

My dd is the same age and for the last week has gone down to sleep at night on her back and within a couple of hours is on her front when I check on her.

She wakes for a feed at night and won't settle back down unless she's on her tummy.

I was initially anxious (and still am a bit I suppose) as it goes against the advice, however, she seems to sleep a lot better on her front. i guess this is an important developmental stages for our babies so I am comforting myself that it appears to be a normal step. Plus I don't think I could keep her on her back now, and I don't want to put anything in her cot to stop her turning in case she gets trapped.

As others have said the SIDS risk has diminished now that she's a bit more mobile.

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