One of the challenges that parents face as their baby grows is getting them to sleep in the crib. Transitioning from co-sleeping to crib is not always a straightforward process. As such, we have found a great resource on the web for you. It is a video with text to help you follow along.
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I hope you enjoy it back sleeping the safest when babies sleep on their backs they have a 50% less risk of dying from SIDS the majority of SIDS cases occur between 2 and 5 months old but in general just wanted other parents to know that we always recommend putting your baby to sleep on his back every time he goes it's like in his first year now babies are going to learn to roll over usually between 5 6 7 or 8 months so a lot of parents write to me and say ok I put my baby down in his back but in the middle of my rolls do his tummy and either you know his face is planted in the mattress and I'm reading can't breathe or he's crying hysterically because he can't get out of that position so it's completely normal for babies to roll and get stuck but it's also really short and my short I mean like one week I know that one week can sound like an eternity when you're exhausted and you're being woken up all night long once you put your baby down to sleep on this back if in the middle of the night who rules over let's say to his side or to his tummy if he's not upset about it if he's happily continuing to sleep you don't need to intervene so even the National Institutes of Health has come out because I guess they get this question so much and they've said you know rolling is a normal part of your baby's development so once your baby starts rolling and the night if he's completely happy with the positions he's rolling himself in you don't need to worry and you don't have to you know keep the vigil all night watching your baby and rolling him back onto his back every single time once babies are able to roll around then they have the neck strength of the head strength and the body strength to roll themselves into safe sleeping positions so you don't don't worry about watching your baby and rolling them over but if your baby's upset you're gonna have to temporarily help him you really want to help him you know build strength and build coordination so that he's able to roll back into a comfortable position as soon as possible we can't learn in one day but maybe you could accelerate it and maybe he could you know accomplish the skill a day or two earlier than normal so we just put him down on the open floor during the day and you want to put him down on this back probably not gonna like this right away so you stay there with him and then just sit next to him but sit in one of his side's and you know hold one of his favorite toys not too far but a few feet away from him and encourage him to roll if he starts to try if he starts moving one of his legs or one of his arms in the beginning then kind of help him over help him know that this is the way to do it and then you know watch him let him practice and then help him less and less and less so that he can hopefully master this skill sooner sometimes parents will write to me and say you know should I use a wedge should I use a positioner just to keep him in that position that he likes and you definitely don't want to do this because they're not safe your baby needs his open bed he needs his space he used to roll around and make himself comfortable and don't use any wedges or positioners or anything to limit your babies and mobility we definitely no wonder that it's not safe and it defeats the point we want your baby to become strong and Mobile on his own