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Sleep problem with my five month old daughter....

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MillyStar Wed 26-Sep-12 22:16:13

I don't know what to do!

For about a month now as soon as I put my daughter down anywhere she rolls on to her tummy

I used to put her in her cot still half awake and she'd doze off to sleep on her back

Now as soon as I put her down she rolls onto her tummy and starts to cry, the past few weeks I've kept her in my arms or lay on my bed until she is fully asleep before I've put her in her cot but I really don't want to do this as I know it will cause me problems down the line, especially as she will be in her own room in a month!

What shall I do? I thought about putting her on the left side of the cot so she can't go anywhere when she tries to roll but she will probably struggle and cry!

What should I do just let her cry? She often wakes up on her tummy and is very comfortable so she must turn over in the night and be ok, it just upsets her when she does it when she's not in a deep sleep!

Help!!

Kiwiinkits Thu 27-Sep-12 03:24:28

Hi there - I think at 5 months your DD is over the high-risk age for cot death / SIDS so if she wants to sleep on her tummy, let her sleep on her tummy. Just don't have lots of pillows, toys etc around her. She'll be fine.

Kiwiinkits Thu 27-Sep-12 03:25:38

Try putting her down to sleep on her tummy.

MillyStar Thu 27-Sep-12 08:06:12

I didn't even think of that what a plonker!!

I'll try it tonight, was up till midnight last night with her rolling over

tootiredtothinkofanickname Thu 27-Sep-12 08:27:37

I wouldn't put her to sleep on her tummy (I know the risk is minimal but I personally wouldn't be comfortable doing it), however if she rolls onto her tummy herself I think you can let her sleep like this. I remember being a bit paranoid when DS started doing it, and checking on him many times, but he was able to move his head from side to side, so was not getting stuck face down. Maybe just observe her for a bit when after she is rolling onto her tummy, to make sure has good head control.

Also, I would put her on her tummy throughout the day, and sort of
"practice" with her.

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