Sleeping Issues

  • Ok so this our newest problem. My daughter who is 11 1/2 weeks old is sleeping through the night for the most part but she moves all over the place in her crib. She is now inching her way from the bottom of the crib all the way to the top and her head is right up against the posts of the crib and i think it is hurting her. SHe wakes up screaming when this happens. I know they say not to put the bumpers in the crib for SIDS reasons but I don't know what to do because her little head is jammed against it and hurting. I was wondering if any one had a suggestion for me. She is also turning herself sideways in the crib and getting her head jammed in the corner of the crib. I feel so bad. I try to start her at the bottom end but without fail she manages to get to the top and then turn herself sideways like I mentioned. PLEASE help I don't want her to hurt her head really badly.

  • I don't have suggestions for you but I am going thru the same thing with my 4 mo old. She is still in a cradle beside my bed but does the same thing in there. (I haven't moved her to the crib yet, I'm scared). She moves herself all over that cradle and always winds up with her head against the top rails. I do have a small bumper on the cradle but it's very thin. It doesn't seem to hurt her head but moving around so much does wake her sometimes. That's one reason I haven't moved her to the crib yet. I'm afraid she will hurt herself in the crib. She can completely turn herself around by kicking her legs in the air and scooting. I'm already using a sleep positioner but she scoots out of it every night and kicks it to the bottom of the cradle.

  • My daughter is doing the same scooting and kicking. I have tried to swaddle her very tightly that little bugger breaks out. LOL. I also have tried to use sleep positioners and they have not stopped her. I am running out of ideas. I put her in her crib at a very young age. A lot of people even nurses suggested letting her sleep in there if she felt comfortabel. She has slept in her crib xince day one. I never imagined her being all over the place at this young of an age though and now I am worried she is going to hurt herself. I never had an issue with her bieng in the crib at an early age but now I am concerned for these next few months to come. ANyway I was going to pur her bumpers back in her crib so she doesn't keep hitting her head. I know that this causes SIDS but like I said I am running out of options. Let me know if you thing of something. We need to get these kids sleeping comfy and our minds at ease so we can sleep better. I know I worry all night long and I am constantly looking at her through the monitor.

  • I'm not certain about the safety at that age (though if she can sit up, or at least roll over on her own she is at less risk) but we gave our daughter a stuffed animal recently. She did move in the crib (and the bed) but not as much as yours seems to. The stuffed animal however has turned her into a stone. As long as her puppy is in her arms she will lie in the same spot almost the entire night (she still rolls over in her sleep but clings to the puppy the entire time).

  • Thank you for your suggestions. I appreciate all your help. I think I may try and give her her little lamb stuffed animal and se how she does. My only issue with that is that she doesn't seem to cling to things yet, although I have not tried a stuffed animal yet. I did put her bumpers back in the crib and it seems to be working yet I still have the fear of her face up against the bumper and it causing her to not be able to breathe. I do check on her periodically to make sure she is not up against it but I still as a mom am going to worry about something happening... I appreciate your thoughts and suggestions as I continue to learn everyday about being a parent with loving every minute of it. Big Smile

  • There are breathable bumpers that are supposed to be safer. I'm not sure how cushioned they are though since they are breathable but they've got to be better than shoved up to wood rails.

     

  • I will check them out. They sound much better than regular bumpers and you know they are probably at least a little more protective for their little heads. Thanks for the advice. Greatly appreciated.

  • Definitely do not put a stuffed animal in the crib. That would be dangerous for an 11 week old. My thought is that if she can't get her head away from the crib railing when it is hurting her, then she also wouldn't be able to get her face out of the bumper pad if it was blocking her airway. Does that make sense? If she tends to put her face there, I would not use a bumper pad. There are breathable bumper pads, that would keep her arms and legs out of the railing if that becomes a problem. Do you swaddle her? That might keep her still.

  • I have not used a stuffed animal in her crib with her only for the sheer fact of her smothering herself with it but I have every intention of looking into the breathable bumpers. She is alays all over the crib and I want to protect her from injury if possible. Thank you for the input though. All the advice I can get will be well taken. Thanks again...

  • The brand is Breathable Baby. I called them "bumper pads", but I'm not sure bumper "pad" is the best word for them though. It prevents their limbs from going through the railing, but doesn't provide any padding. I think I will go this route next time around.

  • Thanks for the help. That makes looking for the item much easier. When I have a chance today I will look it up on the internet and order them. I don't like having her bumpers on the crib but for right now she has been sleeping very soundly and that makes momma happy. Not that I get any sleep checking on her every half hour but its better for me to lose the sleep than my little angel. :) Thank you again so much. Every bit of info helps.