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Help-just found DS flat on face in cot

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Lambster76 Wed 31-Oct-12 00:31:06

just had the fright of my life when I found DS aged 5 months flat on his stomach with ace buried in mattress.
He has a cold & cough & hasn't been sleeping well. Woke up 5 times already since 7am. At 11:30pm he started crying so I went to make his bottle. I was only gone a few minutes & when I went into his nursery he had turned himself anti-clockwise and was lying horizontal against the cot flat on his tummy with face in the mattress. When I watched him playing today he could roll onto his tummy but couldn't roll back again.
Now I'm worried he will roll onto his tummy again during the night & not be able to get back.
I've looked at sleep positioners but they are only recommended up to 6 months & for babies who can't move about!

Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do?

He loved his Moses basket but hasn't taken to his cot-he can't seem to find a sleep position he likes-he always rolls onto his side but hat get comfy.

Last few nights he has slept snugly in his pram but he is getting too big for that .. & it's not ideal.

tuckingfits Wed 31-Oct-12 00:36:31

He's probably fine but to save your sanity I'd roll up a couple of blankets & lay them along either side of him when he's laying on his back. I used to do this with my DS & he hasn't come to any harm!

NosFarlotu Wed 31-Oct-12 00:45:08

My DD used to do this a lot and it made me very anxious too. I bought her one of [[ these PurFlo mattresses]] which quite possibly made no difference but did make me a little less concerned.

NosFarlotu Wed 31-Oct-12 00:45:27


NapOfTheDamned Wed 31-Oct-12 00:46:02

See thread....

Lots of babies do this and you clearly can't spend all night righting him. Is it a firm flat mattress with a fitted sheet?

The NHS and FSID advice is turn them if you find them doing this under 6 months or befor they can roll back but do not feel you need to keep getting up all night to check on them.

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