My 3 1/2 month old has been rolling from back to front, in one direction only, for the past several weeks. She can't yet roll from front to back. We have been putting her to sleep swaddled since she was born, but she's a very long baby and we are starting to have trouble with her breaking free of the SwaddleMe sleepers that we use. Two nights ago the main velcro piece in the middle came undone, which freed her legs up a little and she managed to roll over onto her tummy with her arms still secured. Luckily I was awake and re-secured the swaddler and flipped her back over (she sleeps in a travel crib next to our bed), but needless to say this was pretty scary. I can envision a time when she will be breaking out of the swaddler all the time. Right now, if we can get her swaddled securely, it's still enough to persuade her to stay on her back; but I can also see that she might be working toward the ability to roll over while fully swaddled.
I am trying to figure out a safe sleeping situation for her. If we didn't swaddle her, she would flip over incessantly. She doesn't really like spending a lot of time on her tummy yet, but seems to feel "compelled" to roll every time she's on her back. She's also not great at lying on her tummy... she CAN turn her head to the side, but most often seems to press her face straight down and fuss and struggle when she gets tired of holding her head up during tummy time. All of the web searches I'm done say things like "it's fine if she has good head control and can roll both directions" (no to both counts) or "just flip her back over" (seriously, this would be every 5 minutes all night... no one in the house including her would get a moment's sleep). It seems like sleep positioners (not that I really know what those are anyway) are dangerous.
Last night we tried belting her into her Fisher-Price Rock 'n Play Sleeper. She has napped in this before, but has never really slept in it all night except on maybe 2 or 3 occasions. She slept quite well, but I also have in the back of my head that you really aren't supposed to use this thing anymore once they can roll over. I still think it's safer than the alternative, but again it's probably a limited-time-only kind of solution.
Co-sleeping is out... our mattress has a pillow top, and I weigh about 250 pounds, so it seems like it would not be recommended for our situation. Plus the rolling over would be even more dangerous if she were in our bed. Anyway, she's right beside us as it is, so I'm not sure I would hear her any better than I already do.
Can anyone help me figure out what to do here?