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My baby is 7.5 months old and has started rolling on his tummy sometimes at the start of sleeps or mid way through a sleep. He gets distressed and I assume it's because he doesn't know how to roll back. But when I go in and try to roll him onto his back, he gets even more upset. Should I go in and roll him onto his back or leave him on his tummy to settle and get comfortable? I'm just worried he might get stuck and put his face down into the mattress. He isn't crawling yet and doesn't roll from tummy to back but rolls from back to tummy and moves around in circles on the floor. Also we have a 'save our sleep' comforter and a Riff Raff comforter that we put in his cot with him to fall asleep but I always take these out once he's asleep unless I'm watching the monitor. Is it safe to leave these in the cot now that he's over 7 months old? Thank you for your help.
We are in WA for the birth of our first child and will be staying for her first 3 months. Our permanent nursery set-up is back in our home state so we are looking at safe, but cost effective options whilst we’re in Perth. Do you have any advice on using the Phil & Teds travel portacot (bassinet accessory version) for our little one’s first 3 months?
We are struggling to get our 8-month-old into his own bed to sleep at the moment. He falls asleep in our arms or rocked in his pram which we assume it’s because he feels more secure. I read on here it’s ok to use a blanket tucked in tight at the bottom of his cot, but he is crawling and standing so I stress that because he’s on the move it might not be safe for him. Is this option of tucking him in going to be safe?
My 11-month-old has starting sleeping on her tummy for every sleep. We place her on her back to sleep but she flips over straight away. My concern is that she is waking with bright red cheeks and forehead and sometimes her face is directly on the mattress. I don’t believe it’s overheating. The redness takes hours up to days to go away. Any suggestions on the cause?
We intend to have a cot in our bedroom for baby to sleep in for the first 6-12 months, however we have a 2 storey house and for daytime sleeps I would rather baby be downstairs with me where I will spend most of my time. Would a portable cot downstairs be ok, or are there better options to save me carrying the cot up and downstairs each day!
I have a 6.5 month old who has just started to roll back to front when in the cot. He then falls asleep with his face straight down into the mattress. He hasn’t yet learnt to roll front to back. Should I leave him to sleep like this? We have a very firm foam mattress, use cotton fitted sheet and he is in a sleeping bag arms out.
My 5 week old hates sleeping bags and swaddle bags so I just wrap her in a cotton muslin wrap and put 3 thin blankets from shoulders down and tuck them into the mattress. But I’m still nervous with all her wriggling that a blanket will cover her head. Should I start getting her used to being in a sleeping bag?