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Rolling over at night and waking - any tips/advice

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Mones8Eva Fri 29-May-09 19:11:21

Hi guys, I'm new to MumsNet but often read the message boards and think they're great.

Anyway, my DD is just over 5/12 old. She has recently learnt to roll over from back to tummy and has started doing this at night. Trouble is, she can't get back yet and she hates being on her front. The last 3 nights she's woken at about 430am screaming and then won't settle even after I've rolled her back. Ended up feeding her to get her back to sleep which is something I've never had to do before. Last night she was up crying at 230am and 430am. She usually sleeps right through so this is really taking its toll!

Has anyone else been there with this? Is it just a phase or do I need to do something to stop her rolling over?


fruitstick Fri 29-May-09 19:20:21

I'm afraid you need to flip her back until she learns to do it herself, doesn't last long.

monkeybumsmum Sat 30-May-09 13:29:45

Hi Mones - we had exactly the same problem with ds when he was younger. It lasted for about 2 months shock and each time he did it (usually around 3/4 times a night) I would get up and turn him back over. I even put towels underneath each side of the mattress to try to stop him turning over but it didn't work. Then just when I was starting to lose all hope a friend told me to leave him be. It took two nights of 'ignoring' him and the crying stopped grin Turns out he was destined to be a tummy-sleeper, as he's still sleeping on his tummy every night now, and is 27 months.

He also hated being on his tummy when he was your dd's age, even during the day when we were doing 'tummy-time'. IIRC after his night time turning over was fine he started to enjoy tummy time too.

Hope you get on okay, and that you get back to peaceful nights soon smile

Mones8Eva Sun 31-May-09 23:27:20

Hi monkeybumsmum

Thank you that is very reassuring - I am going to try ignoring her and let her just settle on her tum because otherwise I can see this going on for ages and need some sleep back!!!

monkeybumsmum Mon 01-Jun-09 11:13:24

Hi Mones, hope it works for you too! I must say that the two nights it took for ds to 'work through it' were quite difficult ones. He was still in the same room as us then so I was keeping as eye on him, but it was very hard not going to him while he was crying. I had my friends advice going through my head, and that was the only thing stopping me from picking him up. It's so horrible when they cry, but at least it worked smile

Let me know how you get on...

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