Mar 17 2011, 09:58 PM
Hi ladies. I use a sleep positioner and have been sicnce Isabella was born. She is now 6 and a half months old and can roll from back to front, but CANT go from front to back again. During the day when she sleeps I have found her on her side sometimes still in the sleep positioner. My question is should I stop using it, or stop using it when she can roll both ways.
She gets cranky within minutes when shes on her front because she cant roll back.
I have heard they are a sids risk which I wasnt aware of, but I was just wondering what everyones opinion was on what I should do?
Mar 18 2011, 08:07 AM
I would probably stop using it if she is rolling around and gaining better control of her body. She will probably go through a bit of a transition time until she masters rolling the other way, but if she is moving around lots now, the positioner doesn't sound like it's doing much anymore. I think they are more useful for smaller babies who can't really control themselves well, but your little girl is getting stronger and stronger every day now so it probably won't be long before she's rolling right over it!
Mar 18 2011, 10:07 PM
I agree with Creativity, when he was 5 months I caught my son on all fours with the positioner on his back like a turtle so stopped using it. It wasn't long before he was turning himself to sleep on his tummy which is his favorite sleep position which is also when they are strong enough for it not to be a risk to sleep other than laying flat on their backs.
If you want to restrict his movement around the cot perhaps tuck bubs in tightly with a sheet? It doesn't stop mine completely but it slows him down & still gives him that secure feeling.