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My baby keeps rolling while she sleeps!

My baby is 7 mos and she started rolling onto her belly and it's really freaking me out! What did you use to stop your baby from rolling? Should I just go in and try to roll her back?

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Kacey posted September 22, 2020

If she's learned how to roll back over onto her back, you don't need to worry. She's probably more comfortable like that and trying to roll her back yourself will just wake her up, never wake a sleeping baby!! 1 Like

Lee posted September 22, 2020

I used a merlin suit for my son, at least until he learned how to roll back over. That thing is like magic! 1 Like

Jayme posted September 22, 2020

pretty normal at that age. you shouldn't have anything else in the crib with her and she should be fine 1 Like

Heather posted September 23, 2020

If she’s rolling on her own, it’s better to just let her be. She’s learning how to get herself comfortable and rolling over is a developmental mile stone. 1 Like

Funmilayo posted September 24, 2020

Your baby will roll back to a comfortable position when ready, just make sure you don’t have anything in the crib. 1 Like

Laffit posted September 25, 2020

Talk to your pediatrician. If dr thinks your baby isnt ready to be on tummy, try the sleep sacks, like halo. They were a lifesaver. And keep your crib empty of stuff for safety. 0 Likes

Amrin posted September 25, 2020

Has your baby been doing tummy time.. then it’s normal for baby to b awake in that position..Tummy time is important for (head neck movement muscle dev...needed later for crawling. Get a donut pillow and put her on her belly.. then put a toy in a position to.. allow her to roll to her back.. assuming tummy time has been done and baby has mastery already 0 Likes

Amrin posted September 25, 2020

“As baby gets older and begins to enjoy his “workout,” gradually ramp up the number and duration of tummy time sessions. Aim for around 20 to 30 minutes a day of baby tummy time by the time he is 3 or 4 months old. Then keep the practice up until baby can roll over on his own, a feat many babies accomplish around 6 or 7 months of age.” The Bump 0 Likes

Amrin posted September 25, 2020

While she is sleeping her in a sleeping sack while she masters rolling on back.. not just tummy 0 Likes

Juliet G Greta Kabukuor posted September 28, 2020

This is completely normal at this age.Your baby is looking for a comfortable position😊 1 Like

Bonnie posted October 24, 2021

Babies at 7 months when sleeping move around a lot I would suggest monitoring the baby while sleeping until you get it under control and then move her back to her back This will go away as the baby grow and develop. As we know some babies move around a lot before they are born. GL 0 Likes

Lauren posted December 4, 2021

My baby started at 5 months! I was terrified! My pediatritian informed me that this is totally normal and to start ditching the sleep sack so she will be able to roll back over more easily. Remember, it is more safe to let her roll than it is to add wedges or bumpers to the crib; it could increase the risk of SIDS. 0 Likes