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June 14th, 2013, 05:30 PM
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I haven't really put Parker down to sleep. I have been keeping him in my chest. He is a super sqiurmy little dude that can roll, he never stays on his back and only sleeps on his side. Is there a point when I will trust him to sleep on his own? What can I do to relax ? I'm so scared he will roll on his belly or be smothered. He is also too small for sleep sacs etc.
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June 14th, 2013, 05:39 PM
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Have you tried tightly rolling receiving blankets and taping them (so they don't unroll) and putting them on both sides? DS2 rolled a lot when he was a newborn and that worked. DH made two tightly rolled ones and took another and draped it over both kind of making a hamick type thing. I would probably try that during the day and see how it works out. Lay him where his shoulders are at the top of the blanket rolls not his head.

Also if you're wanting a swaddle type thing woombies are awesome and their newborn is safe for 5 pounds and up if or when he reaches that. DS1 could escape any swaddle/sleep sack except those.
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June 14th, 2013, 05:42 PM
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You can roll him to his back if you want to. In child care licensing classes, they tell you if they roll themselves to their side/tummies to leave them there. As long as you're putting them to sleep on their backs, you're doing what you're "supposed" to do and they will eventually form a habit of back sleeping. That being said, I've known kids who never did any such thing. They were just tummy sleepers forever. There are multiple websites that offer free SIDS/SUID courses online. Taking one of those may help boost your confidence a little.

The choking risk is supposed to be higher if they sleep on their tummies when they are full, so if he isn't full don't fret too much. Just keep his sleeping area free of blankets, toys, stuffed animals, fluffy bedding, etc. and don't overdress him

It will take time for the worry to go away! Even with back sleepers you worry. At least I did. Every little sigh and yawn and breath wakes you up or grabs your attention. I used to care for a little girl who would only sleep with her blanket wrapped around her head. It terrified me. I can't count how many naps were interrupted by me trying to remove it.
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June 14th, 2013, 06:46 PM
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It seems like every year they change their minds on how an infant is to sleep! I say if they roll on their tummy, let them stay there. I think they know best. BUT.......I understand how that can make you nervous... I do know with DD I had a sleep positioner... it had a flat spot and a wedge on both sides that blocked them from rolling over.

EDIT: Nevermind about the sleep positioners! I just read an article saying as of 2010 they do not reccomend them anymore. Sorry, a lot has changed since my DD was born.

Article link--> http://www.babycenter.com/404_is-it-...er_10351053.bc
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June 14th, 2013, 07:09 PM
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My babies have always belly slept, never this young though. Not till at least a month I am still in legit and utter shock that he rolls to his side in general. Personally, if it were me...I would let him sleep in something like his swing, bouncer or buy a rock and play.
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My babies have always belly slept, never this young though. Not till at least a month I am still in legit and utter shock that he rolls to his side in general. Personally, if it were me...I would let him sleep in something like his swing, bouncer or buy a rock and play.
Great idea I didn't even think of that! I got a rock and play.. can't wait to try it out
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June 14th, 2013, 08:31 PM
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We put Isabelle in our rock and play a lot when she was little little - hard to roll in that!
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June 14th, 2013, 10:14 PM
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Megan was a tummy sleeper from like a week on. She loved to be semi inclined in the very beginning. It was really hard for me to be comfortable with her like that but it was literally the only thing that she was good with.
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June 14th, 2013, 11:15 PM
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My babies have always belly slept, never this young though. Not till at least a month I am still in legit and utter shock that he rolls to his side in general. Personally, if it were me...I would let him sleep in something like his swing, bouncer or buy a rock and play.
I would put him in a rocker or a bouncer, but he doesnt meet the min. Weight for those. ;/
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June 14th, 2013, 11:38 PM
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I would put him in a rocker or a bouncer, but he doesnt meet the min. Weight for those. ;/
i didn't realize they have minimum weights!
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June 15th, 2013, 12:13 AM
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Are you putting him to sleep wrapped in a swaddling blanket? The rounded shape may be contributing to him rolling. I would just put him in an empty crib in a onesie or jammies and adjust your house temperature to make him comfortable. I imagine with this heat, he would be fine without a wrap. Try it first in the daytime so you can watch him and then try it at night.

Also, they make monitors that sound an alarm if it senses a lack of movement or breathing. I think they are ezpensive but may be worth the peace of mind. You may be able to check with your insurance and see I'd aomething like that is covered since he was a preemie.

I wouldn't recommend a positioner since so many are being recalled. They just announced a new recall of one called the nap nanny.

The swing or bouncer could work in thedaytime, but be aware that sitting positions can potentially conatrict the airway. It generally doesn't affect bigger babies, but small babies sometimes have this issue. I would ask your ped before doing that for any long period of time. It could be a good solution for naps when he is big enough though. Tip- if you don't have a swing, don't go out andbuy one yet. I remember when dd was born the swing was way too high powered for her weight and it looked more like a roller coaster ride than relaxation. We put that thing away after one try.

One more option- invite a friend over to hold him while you sleep. You really need to sleep during the day while he sleeps. You will feel sooooo much better once you get some sleep and things will seem much clearer.

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June 15th, 2013, 12:59 AM
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My DD had sleep apnea so I know your fears. She had to be on an expensive belt while she slept until she was 1. This time around to ease my mind we got a Snuza Portable Baby Monitor. It has really good reviews and can be used even with co sleeping baby's.

Amazon.com: Snuza Portable Baby Movement Monitor: Baby
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June 15th, 2013, 04:52 AM
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We're getting the snuza too since DS2 also had sleep apnea.
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June 15th, 2013, 11:17 PM
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I would lay him on his back to sleep and just leave him alone if he rolled onto his side or belly.
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