Posted by Marie on February 05, 2003 at 11:09:21:
In Reply to: Something funny happened last night (Well, not that funny!) posted by Nicole K on February 05, 2003 at 10:43:02:
: Well I am really tired this morning because several time in the night, my son, Alex, started to cry. When I went in to check on him he had flipped onto his belly. He would not or could not flip back on his own and cried until I came in to flip him back. He has done this a couple of other nights. It's soooo tiring.
: He also gets into some really weird positions in his crib as well. We always lay him in the normal position with his head facing the top of his crib and feet at the bottom. Several times we have found him with his feet at the head of the crib and feet at the bottom. Lately, he has taken to sleeping sideways in his crib with his head buried in the top righthand corner of his crib right against the bumper pad. I am afraid he will not be able to breathe and always move him back, but it's useless because he always ends up back where he was.
: Maybe I should remove the bumper pads soon. Here in Canada they are not recommended and we were told not to use them. We are using them because he moves around so much and I am afraid he will hurt his little head.
Have you tired using the side support pillows. (they are not exacty pillows, but I forget what they are called) They look like 2 little wedges and are attached with a cloth thats connected with velcro (so you can adjust the length to fit the size of the baby). Those promote sleeping on the back. You get them at Babies r Us, Walmart etc. But if your baby is already big enough to move around so much, I am not sure if they would hold him in place (on his back), particularly if he is not used to it. I use them for my 3 month old son.