My son has become a monkey at night time. He is desperate to get on the move, but can't quite grasp it yet. This has made for eventful nights as in his sleep he seems to be performing some kind of acrobats and getting into all sorts of positions. This results in tears and me being up every hour putting him right way up and back on his back.
Do you think its ok to keep doing this, even if it is every hour? I'm worried about creating habits whereby he learns that is he rolls on his tummy and gets stuck he knows he'll get his mummy or daddy. He can roll from tummy to back in the day (though he doesn't do it much) but seems to struggle in his cot.
Any tips ladies? I know this is part of the 8mth sleep regression so I know creating habits is a risk.
I wish I had the answer hun... our LO has not learned to roll yet, but I'm guessing each new developmental stage brings some new sleeping habits (good and bad).
Maybe try letting your LO self sooth for a bit and see if he can get back to sleep without your intervention? Is it OK at that age to let them be on their tummies- as they can hold their heads up OK? I don't know... but might be worth asking your pediatrician what may help?
If he can't sooth himself- then you might just need to help him until he's better able to roll back over on his own. Although it may make for some very restless sleep for the both of you? If he was able to get back to sleep on his own- in time- it would certainly make it much easier.
Sorry I've no real answer... maybe others can better advise. Best of luck!
Whats wrong with going to baby when needed thats what makes them more confident that the know you are there , its mums job to tend to them needs now. You arnt creating habits unless that habbit is looking after your child.
I think it is safe to let them sleep on their tummies once they can roll, have head control.
We put him to sleep last night with just a blanket to cover him and not a sleeping bag - I think the sleeping bag was restricting him from moving back into a comfy position and he slept through So maybe it was something as simple of that. Fingers crossed.
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