Sleep Positioners

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krnj - June 30

My ds is using one, he's 4 months. He rolls onto his side and sometimes his belly but he's not all the way over yet. Should I stop using the sleep positioner? Thanks in advance!!

 

lindsay - July 2

i stopped using one when my son started rolling like that... it just made me nervous because you never know when they are going to roll completely, you know?

 

jas - July 2

Isn't the point of those positioners to keep them on their backs? I never understood the use of those things... A newborn isn't going anywhere, let alone roll over... So when they are old enough to roll, you stop using it? Is that wierd, or is it me????

 

krnj - July 2

Well tonight I didn't put him in it and I put him on his back but keeps rolling onto his belly. Should I keep putting him on his back or leave him? I'm worried about sids.

 

jas - July 2

SIDS is most common between 2-4 months. That's a call no one else should make but you.... I know there are a few out there that have their babies sleep on their tummy. Mine does for naps only because I feel he has really good head control - I don't have bumpers or anything else in the crib either. Does he sleep better on his tummy?

 

krnj - July 2

Yes jas he does sleep better on his tummy. He also has very good head control. We don't have any other risk factors for sids but I'm still paranoid about letting him sleep like that.

 

jas - July 2

I would suggest, if you are worried (I have a problem with the over night thing myself) to keep him in the positioner for a while longer. Make sure his hips are in the positioner as that will help with him rolling. My ds is 3 1/2 months old and dosn't have an interest in rolling yet. When my other son was that age, we kept him in the postioner and had him sleep on his side... (the back to sleep program didn't exist back then..lol)

 

jas - July 2

Forgot to add - we kept him in it until he could roll both ways. Once he could roll from tummy to back, back to tummy we didn't see the point in keeping him in the postioner.

 

krnj - July 2

Thanks jas, I think I will keep him in it for a little while longer. I also put him on his side in the positioner. He goes for his 4 month checkup this week so I'll see what the pedi suggests too. Guess I'm not getting any sleep tonight! lol

 

jas - July 2

sleep? What's that? lol :)

 

krnj - July 2

lol jas. My dh is snoring away in the other room! A friend of the family actually pa__sed away today so that's another reason why I'm up.

 

kaitlin - July 2

We used one for our ds when he started rolling one way, but couldn't roll back. Now that he is rolling both ways, there is no stopping him from rolling at night, so I don't use it anymore. It kept him on his back when he could only roll onto his stomach, though, so that was helpful. I did find that he got frustrated with it being there, though, and it did start to interrupt his sleep. Now that it's gone, he seems to sleep longer because he can sleep in any position.

 

jas - July 3

Sorry, I logged off after my reply and didn't get to see yours... I am sorry for the loss in your family and I hope you got some sleep.

 

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