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#1 Dimples

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:33 AM

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SIDS and sleep positioners

I used a sleep positioner with my DS until he started rolling (because he would roll out of it). But before that we used it because he was a tummy sleeper (still is) and I was terrified of SIDS. Now this has come out and I wanted to know what other mums thought. I am having bub number two in 14 weeks and now I am afraid to use it. What would you do/ did you do?

Quite scary really!
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 08:50 AM

It is scary, we use on with our DS as we were under the impression it was the right thing to do to prevent him going onto his tummy (he is a side sleeper) sad.gif
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 09:21 AM

We never used one. Ethan was a side sleeper but I figured if he can roll into that position he can roll out of it.

I often wonder about how helpful the SIDS awareness campaign really is. I mean we still don't know what causes SIDS. Whilst my heart truly goes out to those unfortunate families who have been hit by it, I'm not sure a generation of sh!t-scared parents is the answer.

I'm not sure if this is true but my ECHN said that over 90% of SIDS babies come from smoky homes. I took it as gospel to try and allay my own fears when the kids were teeny.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:08 AM

We used one and Nina never rolled until we took it away - she was a back sleeper.
I felt really secure knowing she was in it and never thought about the risk of SIDS in terms of using one.

I think this is a bit of a beat up tbh
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:11 AM

I am the same. We found it reassuring to know that DS could not get onto his tummy. We only used it when he was in that just lie there stage. Once he started to move around we stopped using it as my CHN said it was a SIDS risk and that once bub can roll onto his tummy he should be able to roll back.

I am not sure what to do now about using it again..
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 10:30 AM

Just to add, Nina was wrapped very tightly. There was just no chance she could roll.

Will you be wrapping Dimples?
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Posted 05 October 2010 - 12:41 PM

We didn't use one as we co-slept, which is also a big SIDS no-no.

Its my personal opinion that everything is becoming a sids risk. Trust your instincts IMO. If you are comfortable using it, then go ahead. If not, then don't.

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Posted 05 October 2010 - 12:47 PM

Not by me Em, I totally agree biggrin.gif
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Posted 13 October 2010 - 07:20 AM

Ok I have a question..

My 5 month old has just started flipping from back to front. All day he does it.. but he isn't very happy on his belly so just whinges til I flip him back.. then over he goes again. Which is fine during the day..

At night Im still wrapping him tightly but he's usually wriggled out of it by the morning. The last few nights I've found him flipped onto his belly asleep? Is it safe to leave him there (knowing that he can't roll back?)

When I tried to turn him last night, he woke up. Which is fine but he's just started sleeping through again so I don't want to be disturbing him every couple of hours when I rouse?






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