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Sleepyhead issues! 6 month old will now only sleep with elevated legs!?

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OhWhatAPalaver Thu 12-Jan-17 03:11:08

We have a sleepyhead but dd is starting to outgrow it. The foam at the end sort of propped up her legs while she was asleep in it but now we've unbuckled it and it's become really difficult to put her down in her cot without her wriggling around and waking up. I've been trying for two hours now! Part of me wants to just fasten it up again but she is becoming quite squashed in there and I think we'll be ditching it quite soon anyway so she can't stay like that forever.
I'm assuming it's wind related so more comfy with her legs slightly raised, have tried tummy massage but not managed to get anything out yet :/
Anyone else had similar problems? I know my first started rolling around and sleeping on her front with her knees up around 7 or 8 months but dd2 has been used to the sleepyhead and therefore not used to rolling around in the cot... slightly worried we've made things difficult for ourselves here! Any advice appreciated.

munchkinmable Thu 12-Jan-17 05:25:16

I'd say do what works. Buckle it back up or put a small towel at the end folded up so support her legs a little.

We moved onto the sleepyhead grand so I've no advice

HappyInL0nd0n Thu 12-Jan-17 05:28:14

We stopped using the Sleepyhead with our little girl at about six months. She's a roller, so wiggles all around the bed - even during short naps. She took a couple of days to get used to the cot without the Sleepyhead, but after that, it's been plain sailing.

Have you tried her without it in the cot?

Kariana Thu 12-Jan-17 17:22:28

I'd try her without it so she's got plenty of room to wriggle into a position she finds most comfortable.

villainousbroodmare Thu 12-Jan-17 17:27:18

18 mo now in Grande. He loves it.

OhWhatAPalaver Fri 13-Jan-17 12:50:42

Thanks for the replies, we've tried putting her straight in cot but she immediately wakes up :/ I think she's got used to feeling enclosed while sleeping. The sleepyhead grand looks huge though so she probably wouldn't feel enclosed in it just yet.
Was thinking about utilising the tube from the sleepyhead under the cot sheet or something so she's not quite so squashed. Has anyone tried this?

DrWhy Fri 13-Jan-17 13:03:36

Not tried it but sounds like a genius idea! We took our 4 month old out of the sleepyhead in the next to me last night, the end has been open for a month and he can't put his arms by his sides anymore. He went to sleep initially but after each feed and randomly in the night he flailed manically about, smacking the sides of the next to me, making a huge noise and waking us all up! Having the bumper from the next to me under the sheet might help that.

munchkinmable Fri 13-Jan-17 21:12:30

Yes I did that before went to the grand. Worked fine!

OhWhatAPalaver Fri 13-Jan-17 23:18:53

I think we need a bigger sheet, when I put the tube under it stretches the cot sheet out so much that she wouldn't be able to lie on it!
Trying a rolled up blanket under her feet to no avail... she's not slept in her cot for more than 15 minutes so far tonight. Can't even reassemble the sleepyhead head as she did a poonami on it today so it's still drying out after being washed!!

DrWhy Sat 14-Jan-17 11:16:14

I found the cot sheet wouldn't even go over it but we have some giant muslins so I put one of those over it and tucked it well under the mattress all the way round so it stayed in place - it may have been a one off but it was the longest sleep he's had in weeks!

OhWhatAPalaver Sun 15-Jan-17 13:58:58

Excellent! Did you find it was quite taut over the tube? I had visions of putting her down and the cot sheet pinging off!

DrWhy Sun 15-Jan-17 21:31:21

The giant muslin is big enough to go over and tuck in round the sides without being very taught, I have tried to make it right enough though that he couldn't grab a handful of it and pull on it, I don't think he could get it untucked from under the mattress anyway but I wouldn't want him to try. It may have been sheer co-incidence though as on our 2nd attempt last night he was basically up every 2 hours again! 🙄

DrWhy Sun 15-Jan-17 21:32:02

Tight enough not right enough, I really should preview my posts!

OhWhatAPalaver Tue 17-Jan-17 06:45:49

Hmm, I might need to invest in a giant muslin 😄

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