Rolling at night - help!(5 Posts)
PaulinePetrovaPosey Sun 21-Jun-20 06:50:19
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DD is 6 months, and very active and wiggly.
She can roll back to front, but not front to back (I know this is unusual). We do LOADS of tummy time but it's not helping yet.
The problem is that she sometimes flips over at night ( despite a sleeping bag) and can't right herself. She doesn't always cry and just lies there looking uncomfortable, so I don't get to her immediately.
Any idea how I can stop her rolling at night, or quickly teach her how to go front to back?
Hi OP, it's not unusual at all! Most babies learn this way first, then a few weeks later get the other way.
All you can do is wait. You can't stop her rolling as she needs to practice to learn the next bit. Flip her back if you spot her stuck, but try not to worry about it too much, they all go through this stage!
You can't stop her from rolling over - it's a new stage in her life and a good one. And you can't "teach" her to roll back - that's something she'll work out for herself. The fact that she "just lies there looking uncomfortable" doesn't mean that she IS uncomfortable. It's quite likely that she is fine. The fact that she doesn't cry , means she isn't distressed about it.
All you can do, is to make her safe and let her get on with it. Take any swaddling off, since that would stop her from moving freely. And make her cot as safe and bare as possible - no loose bedding or soft toys in there. Apart from that, let her get on with it. Turn her over if you like when you check her, but don't make a big thing of checking every five minutes "just in case she has rolled over". You'll be fine - and so will she.
She'll get there really soon, don't worry. Or shell decide she likes sleeping on her front/side - always put her on her back, and obviously move her if she cries, but you can't be constantly flipping all night.
You are all very reassuring. Thank you!!!!
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