My DD has just mastered rolling and it is all that she wants to do when she is put in her cot, having previously blethered away and then fallen asleep for her naps. Now she is rolling, rolling and rolling and getting overtired and screaming.
Did you have this problem and how long before it passed? (please tell me it passed!)
Yes I had this with every major development, rolling, sitting, crawling, eating with fingers (acted out in sleep), talking etc. It lasted a few days except the talking which is ongoing BUT I would try limiting her range for movement if she is actually finding rolling better than sleep. Try putting large rolled up towel in the way so she actually can't roll around.
It sounds like she would benefit from a bit of "wearing down", by which I mean limiting stimulus and getting her quiet through holding, rocking, lullaby etc before putting her down.
Thanks for the response. She does get a good wind down, but if she doesn't fall asleep quickly enough once in cot, the rolling starts. I tried keeping my hand on her tummy to stop the rolling, but she got furious. Gah!
The rolling was only a major issue for us for about a week, maybe a week and a half. Now DS is put down onto his back and immediately rolls onto his side against the bars where he sleeps all night (hah, I wish he slept all night!). I found him in some strange positions until he found one that suited him though.
Rolling was a pain but my DS stands up in the cot now and bounces on the mattress so getting him to sleep is a long, drawn-out process.
On the bright side, once he worked out how to roll onto his side and his front in his sleep, he started to sleep for much longer stretches and settle himself when he woke in the night. He's not sleeping through, but he only wakes once on a good night, which is a massive improvement on before.