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cant cope... 4 month old baby rolling over at night and getting stuck

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appletree100 Wed 26-Nov-14 08:58:51

so i had finally got 5 hour stretches of sleep at night with only one wakebup from time to time, but now my 4.5 month old has learnt to roll onto her front. .. then she screams for help as she gets stuck. Back to waking evey other hour or more... so sleep deprived again!! Has anyone else had this problem with such a young baby - considering buying the sleepyhead deluxe to see if that will stop her rolling but then worried she will get stuck in that!! any advice would be appreciated as i am at my wits end now zzzzzzz

Buttercupup Wed 26-Nov-14 09:09:42

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Lovelise Wed 26-Nov-14 09:11:03

Hiya, poor you!

I dont have any advice as such but I bought the Sleepyhead for my LO and she loves it.

We've had no problem with rolling (she only rolls when she's not in it). We are going to by the next size up after Christmas as she's growing out this one.

It is pricey but its been our best baby purchase so far.

Minithemoocher Wed 26-Nov-14 09:15:46

Our dd isn't rolling yet, but she always sleeps with a rolled up blanket surrounding her so she feels more secure. Would that stop the rolling for you?

GrouchyKiwi Wed 26-Nov-14 09:17:27

Was going to suggest rolled up blankets or towels too.

Hope you get some good sleep soon!

mrsmugoo Wed 26-Nov-14 10:03:20

When mine learnt to roll into his front I spent weeks flipping him back over every couple of hours all night. Eventually I just left him to sleep on his tummy and he slept 9 hours straight!
He's slept on his side or tummy eversince.

Shelduck Wed 26-Nov-14 12:36:07

Didn't happen at night to start with, but DS did this during the day - he was desperate to get onto his front, and then when he did he sceamed blue murder. I'd flip him back over, and then it would all start again. Very very tedious time for me! But rest assured it was only a very very short phase, as he soon learned to roll from front to back too. So it will get better!

Rubycupcake Wed 26-Nov-14 21:30:00

We had the same problem with DS. I rolled up some towels lengthways and put them either side of him,quite close,but under his cot sheet. He's able to sleep on his side which he likes but the towels stop him rolling all the way over.

Strawberrybubblegum Thu 27-Nov-14 19:32:18

Ohhh yes, I remember that phase! Very frustrating. If it's any help, I think it only lasted a few weeks, 3 max.

DD used to always roll in the same direction, so I'd settle her down against the side of the cot. We were using a travel cot at the time though, so the mesh was softer than bars would be. It did help - although we still had to turn her back over a few times a night.

If it's any consolation, rolling so early probably means that she'll be crawling early too - which is lots of fun, since she can suddenly entertain herself exploring the world.

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