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TheGirlAtTheRockShow Thu 23-Jul-15 02:20:13

I'm at my wits end and don't know what to do! We cracked nights, DD was sleeping through and got there on her own, yay!
Now she's up for at least 2 hours a night again. She wriggles herself to the end of the cot, sideways and wakes herself up hitting the cot. She then struggles to settle again - she can't/wont get herself away from the end. I settle her, she's back to being sideways and hitting the cot in seconds! It takes 2 hours or more to settle her.
How do I stop her getting in this situation in the first place?? I put her down feet to toot on her back as you're meant to. But I can't control her rolling. She can end up squished either end of the cot.

JontyDoggle37 Thu 23-Jul-15 02:25:00

Roll two towels up tightly so they make sausage shapes. Put them on the mattress and crucially, UNDER THE SHEET, so they would sit either side of her body, running from under her arms down to her feet. Then you have two 'blockers' that can help stop her rolling but can't get unfolded and end up over her face. Obviously still need to check regularly to make sure she hasn't turns herself upside down and shoved her face against one, but it should help.

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Thu 23-Jul-15 05:25:01

To be honest, I think putting something either side stopping her moving at all would frustrate her more! But would that work to stop her getting stuck sideways if put down length of the cot?

icklekid Thu 23-Jul-15 05:31:32

Ds always ends up at top of cot curled up and often bangs his head when getting to sleep. ..the only thing we did try and worked until he could crawl was tucking end on sleeping bag under mattress so couldn't roll around

purplemurple1 Thu 23-Jul-15 05:35:56

We have ours in a sleeping bag so you don't need to put them feet to foot. Then as she got bigger moved her to a travel cot so she can sleep sideways if she wants.

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Thu 23-Jul-15 05:46:26

purple she's only sleeping in a vest now, with no covers at all! She also wouldn't sleep in her travel cot, even with extra mattress and padding she refuses to sleep in there.
The issue is how to stop her banging her head and waking herself up!?

purplemurple1 Thu 23-Jul-15 06:27:04

I find mine needs an extra layer in the travel cot as its lower and colder.

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