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Turning 90 degrees and waking

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CER Sat 13-Aug-05 21:14:41

Ds 2 who is 16 weeks, manages to turn himself round 90 degrees in his cot every 4 hours or so and wakes himself up because he is banging his head on the side of the cot. He's in a growbag but this doesn't seem to stop him working his way round.

Last night we put some tubes under his matress so that the sides rode up slightly and he was sleeping in the dip in the middle. He slept for 9 hours. I don't want to do this everynight though as I don't think his back can be completely flat on the matress and don't think that it's good for him.

Am waiting for a cot bumper from a friend but am not sure that this will work.

If anyone has any suggestions about how to help such a wriggler I'd be really grateful.

Distracted Sat 13-Aug-05 21:19:09

I might be wrong, but I thought cot bumpers weren't recommended for babies under a year as their heads get too hot if they sleep up against them?

We had this problem with ds (also in a grobag) and the only thing I did do was always go in and move him before I went to bed.

He's now 10 months and can roll and crawl, stand up, so can move himself out of positions if he wants to. However, every time I check on him he is always lying with his head against either the bars of the head or foot of the cot! He seems to like it and I've given up worrying about the head banging (I do wonder if a grobag encourages them to move around more though).

Alipiggie Sat 13-Aug-05 21:21:12

Does he not settle himself back off to sleep again. My ds2 was also a great wriggler and would always be upside down in the cot every morning. I would always let him settle himself without going in, unless of course we got to the desperate crying stage

CER Sat 13-Aug-05 21:23:40

Thanks distracted

I think you're right about the cot bumpers. We were given one for ds1 but I gave it away because I knew you weren't meant to use it. Couldn't remember why though. I think I'm just getting to the stage where I crave sleep so much that I'm tempted to ignore the warnings. You have brought me back down to earth.

CER Sat 13-Aug-05 21:28:49

I never let him cry for more than a few minutes in the middle of the night as I'm too worried about waking ds1 up and having both of them to deal with!

He seems to wriggle round really slowly and I think it would take him quite a while to work his way off the side. His head is covered in cradle cap, except for a big patch at the top of his head where he rubs it off on the side of the cot. Very attractive picture I'm painting of him! He is gorgeous really!

Alipiggie Sat 13-Aug-05 21:44:25

CER are they both in the same room?? Ds2 grew out of it, he was in a Grobag too. I started tucking a thin cotton blanket over him that seemed to fasten him in until he was deeply asleep. BTW he now headbuts the wall and now i hear oh no mummy before he snores into the baby monitor again

CER Sat 13-Aug-05 21:57:30

No they're not in the same room Alipiggie, so I'm probably worrying too much about waking ds1 up! Your ds sounds like a real tough guy!

I will try moving him and tucking a sheet over him tonight.

Thanks for you help.

Alipiggie Sat 13-Aug-05 22:00:39

No probs CER. He is a real toughie, we've got a fasttrack to A&E I think that the wriggling is a security based thing - need to have something near them and if that's the top/bottom/side of cot that's what they want. Now he's moved onto teddies. Let me know how it goes

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