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tummy time & sleeping

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amylouwalsh Mon 27-Jul-15 21:14:32

My DS is 8 months old, and he is trying his hardest to crawl, which is brilliant, until it coed to bed time! Usually I put him down to sleep and he's out within 5 minutes or babbling, but now he keeps rolling on to his tummy, then getting stressed out, and he hasn't yet mastered how to roll back on to his back. We had to rock him to sleep last night because he refused to stop rolling on to his tummy! sad

He also keeps getting his legs stuck between the bars.

Anyone been through the same?!

Thanks grin

SweetAndFullOfGrace Mon 27-Jul-15 21:19:14

Have you tried propping up the mattress a bit? We found that stopped DD rolling over as much when she went through that stage.

We also spent time during the day trying to get her to practice rolling front to back. Not sure that helped but nothing ventured smile

amylouwalsh Mon 27-Jul-15 21:34:51

Oo I will try that with the mattress grin

He just gets so frustrated on his tummy, but he's really enjoying rolling on to it!

Thank you smile

Littlef00t Mon 27-Jul-15 21:40:41

I got a mesh bumper. I know your not supposed to use one but its breathable and stopped dd getting random limbs rhrough the bars. The sleep sack helped too.

amylouwalsh Mon 27-Jul-15 21:46:36

Yes he isn't a big fan of his grow bag, but of it saves him getting limbs stuck, then I will give that another go smile

Thank you !

I'm dreading when the time comes that he learns to stand up in his cot but can't master how to get back down! Lol

haventgotaclue1 Tue 28-Jul-15 13:07:01

I could have written EXACTLY the same post amylouwalsh!

DD is 8 months tomorrow and is currently doing exactly the same. She can roll onto her tummy (very efficiently in her sleeping bag) but can't get back again. I've turned her onto her back, but more often than not she either rolls straight back over, or we get into a crying / screaming session....

Thing is, more often than not, when I go into her room to get her up in the mornings, she's quite happily lying on her tummy..... hmm.

Am just assuming / hoping that sooner or later she'll either figure out how to roll back on her own, or she'll be happy on her tummy.

Pollyvictoria94 Sun 16-Aug-15 21:01:33

We're having exactly the same thing at the mo with my 8.5 mo.. I have found that if I avoid using his grow bags and tuck him in with blankets instead he finds it a lot easier to move around without waking himself up!
We also have a mesh bumper around the cot (from tesco !) and it's been brill xx

lemoncordial Mon 17-Aug-15 21:15:40

I think by this age it's ok to sleep on their tummies as risk of SIDS is low. My 11 month old dd has slept on her tummy since about 6 months. She chose that position every night.

She was already in a cot by then. I wouldn't put a baby who can roll in a moses basket.

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