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3 weeks and old rolling over

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Girly Mon 21-Mar-05 12:01:23

dd is 3 weeks on wednesday and has started to roll over completely onto her stomach.

I always put her on her back and change her on the floor etc but she definatley prefers to roll over on her tummy, the only time she cannot roll is in her pram which i put her in during the day, however at night she sleeps in her bedside cot or our bed, should I get one of those monitors that detects movement?

She cannot get back on her back again as she is obviously not that strong yet! She is quite a determined strong little madam who knows what she likes, eek, I shall be even more knackered now!

Any tips? Help!

MrsBigD Mon 21-Mar-05 12:05:59

I'm impressed... ds didn't even show any inclination to roll until he was over 5 months old!

He's always been sleeping on his tummy as he simply won't sleep on his back. I tried and tried and tried, but in the end I just gave up. He's been able to lift his head clear up from 2 months though, so wasn't too worried.

I've seen some positioning pillows somewhere that sort of 'pin' the baby. Might be worth a look if you're worried about dd sleeping on her front

Mum2Ela Mon 21-Mar-05 12:33:05

Blimy! Impressed.

Gobbledigook Mon 21-Mar-05 12:37:30

You must mean 3 months surely???? My friends baby girl is 6 weeks that reminds me just how little they do at that age! Even if she rolled over at 3 months it would be very early!!

Girly Mon 21-Mar-05 12:40:03

I know its seems highly unlikely, but dd will be 3 WEEKS on wednesday!

Hence my alarm, for example this morning i put her on a flat mat on the floor, turned around to get her changing stuff, looked back and she was practically flat on her tummy on the carpet!

Gobbledigook Mon 21-Mar-05 12:40:37

then!!! Blimey!

nailpolish Mon 21-Mar-05 12:41:08

are you worried in case she ends up sleeping on her tummy?

my dd (now 5 mths) has ALWAYS slept on her tummy, although i understand if you are concerned as this is against all the advice

i too have seen cot attachments to stop babies turning over and wriggling, but have you tried sleeping bags? your baby should be big enough by now, and one of the advantages is that baby can find it harder to roll over, and kick off blankets

hope this helps

nutcracker Mon 21-Mar-05 12:41:23

Could you get one of these for her cot sleep positioner

nutcracker Mon 21-Mar-05 12:42:18

Bugger link doesn't work, if you put sleep positioner into the search boix on there it will find it.

nailpolish Mon 21-Mar-05 12:43:30

well done nuts, i couldnt find it!

piffle Mon 21-Mar-05 12:45:39

ha ha!
my ds did this at about the same age too, just flung his leg over and as he was quite sturdy weight wise he managed it!
They do get very cross when they cannot move back when they get there though!

Gomez Mon 21-Mar-05 13:00:57

A wee boy from my NCT group was the same - and we were all umming about how it must be some reflex. He was then crawling at around 5 months (well boby popping type thing) and without a word of a lie on his feet at 6.5 months! Be afraid, very afraid .

Girly Mon 21-Mar-05 13:05:27


dd1 was the same, would only sleep on her tummy, I should not be surprised really, she crawled at 6.5 months and walked at 10 months.

Not that I am in any way encouraging this behaviour as dd2 is my 3rd child and i want her to sray put for as long as possible. Although I am glad she is such a robust child

ds was the opposite, he hated being on his tummy and was slow to crawl and walk.

Looks like I have another dd1, mark 2!! They are very similar actually, like twins only dd1 is nearly 6 years old

Gomez Mon 21-Mar-05 13:06:40

Did of course mean body popping as opposed to boby popping - oops!

sparkly Mon 21-Mar-05 14:45:15

when dd was a baby she rolled onto her stomach at an early age - think she was 6 weeks. I used to go in and put her back on her back during the night because was completely worried about her not being on her back. Told my HV that and she said there was no point doing that and to leave her to lie on her stomach if that's how she naturally went! But she didn't walk or crawl any earlier as a result. She actually bypassed crawling entirely (save for one week of it) and walked at 11 months.

piffle Mon 21-Mar-05 14:51:51

agree... after his early rolling escapades he did crawl(5.5mths), cruise (7 mths) and walk early (9mths) and he hs never sat down or shut up since

BadgerBadger Tue 22-Mar-05 00:21:57

When the GP came out to perform DD2's check at 2 days old (the usual post birth check, sorry can't remember the name - at home due to homebirth), LO surprised us all by rolling over . She did it quite frequently from then on for some time.

goreousgirl Tue 22-Mar-05 00:27:37

My ds rolled front to back when he was 3 weeks old - now 10 months and STILL isn't crawling - only JUST started pushing himself into a sit - so don't worry just yet!!

AussieSim Tue 22-Mar-05 03:28:02

I just bought off ebay an Amby Baby Hammock for my next one expected in July. Your DD wouldn't be able to rollover in that. Over here you can hire them if you don't want to buy. They have many other advantages as well.

Girly Tue 22-Mar-05 18:43:04

Thanks everyone, was starting to think dd was turning into superbaby!!!

Will check ouyt that link thats Aussiesim

bundle Tue 22-Mar-05 18:49:35

girly, both my dd's rolled at just a few weeks but only started sleeping on their tums when they were about 5 or 6 mths old. at first i kept rolling them back but it woke them up so i just left them in the end & they were fine. dd2 in particular has an extremely strong neck and would look like she was doing situps when i was changing her nappy (!)

jane313 Tue 22-Mar-05 18:53:32

I met a couple of babies who rolled over from their front to their back at a few weeks. But they were both in real nappies and I think the weight pulled them over!

My son used to rotate around 180 degrees in his cot at 5 weeks. It happened at my brohters house and sil thought it was a poltergeist doing it!

MrsBigD Wed 23-Mar-05 20:07:11

hmmmm a poltergeist would explain a lot in this house as dd from a very young age always ended up in the most weird positions and directions in her bed. The strangest was last night... she's 3 now ... I had her nicely tugged in and when I went to check on her she was on top of the blanket. Nothing special you think, but... the sheet and the blanket were nice and straight! [spooky]

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