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7mo won't sleep without burying face/lying on side

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BexusSugarush Mon 15-Aug-16 20:12:42

She currently co-sleeps in the bed with us, as attempting to get her to sleep in her cot has been a nightmare for the past month. While I appreciate she's going through the clingy phase standard around this age, the bigger problem is her rolling.

Basically she can't sleep without burying her face into something. We'd put her down in her cot and she'd immediately roll onto her front to sleep face-down. While this was okay for a while, as she's old enough for it not to be a SIDS hazard, since she's learnt how to crawl and climb, that no longer works.

We put her down in the cot and no matter how asleep she is, she'll roll onto her front and her arms will push her up, then she'll roll into a sitting position. It would be graceful if it wasn't so frustrating. Then she cries because she's awake.

So our solution is to have her in the bed with us, where she can lie on her side between me and the mesh bed-guard.

I'm wondering whether the mattress isn't too solid for her, as she can sleep on her front fine on our mattress, although I know baby mattresses have to be solid.

I just don't know what to do. We want her back in her cot but at the moment this is the only way any of us get any sleep at night.

Has anyone else experienced this and if so, what did you do?

Cocolocos Mon 15-Aug-16 20:42:20

Mine does this and if I pop back in from time to time and lay her down again she eventually gets bored/tired of sitting up and goes to sleep. I try to leave it at least 5 mins between each repositioning, so it doesn't turn into a game!

Peachesandcream15 Mon 15-Aug-16 21:14:45

Interested in any responses. This sounds exactly like my 9m old. I am also coping by co sleeping. I guess it is a phase that will pass or so I am telling myself!

dinodiva Tue 16-Aug-16 06:29:13

We have put DD down to sleep on her front as soon as she started rolling. She settles much more quickly that way. Would it help if you put her down that way?
The sitting thing is an added irritation as they get used to it. My DD sometimes sits up in her sleep and then nosedives back down again.

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