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turning onto his tummy in sleep - then waking up! Argh!!

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MamaHobgoblin Wed 27-Aug-08 22:49:49

He's 25 weeks, so old enough to flip over and get himself out of difficulties (no?) so I'm not so worried about that side of it (although finding it hard to relax about him sleeping on tummy now) but the problem is that he is turning onto tummy in his sleep and then not turning his head to one side. Sort of drills his face into the mattress. sad This wakes him up (thank god!) and it's almost impossible then to persuade him back to sleep on back, side or tummy. Only way to get him back to sleep is BF - he gets distraught very fast to find himself face-down, as you would. Has been doing it for a couple of weeks.

Any advice? Is he going to work out how to turn his head eventually?

angel1976 Thu 28-Aug-08 08:22:02


Been there and done that! It seems frustrating and never-ending but my DS worked out how to do it one day (he just turned 6 months!) a few weeks ago and since then, he sleeps on his tummy and his sleep is better than ever! But I do remember the period you are talking about, they get stuck and cry and DS used to do it several times a night and it was driving DH and I bonkers. It will pass, I promise!


2point4kids Thu 28-Aug-08 08:25:48

DS2 has been doing this for about a month now. He can turn onto his tummy but hates being on his tummy so wakes up and cant get back so cries for me to do it angry
Does it up to 10 times a night! He does go back to sleep immediately when I flip him over but its turning me into a crazy sleep deprived lady getting up so often.

Have tried everything to keep him on his back - no luck.
Just waiting now till he learns to flip over onto his back again himself hmm

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