Jules is having a hard time sleeping on her back. In the morning I can usually get about an hour of back sleeping out of her. During the rest of the day, she'll sleep a maximum of 10 minutes before fussing herself awake, swaddled or unswaddled, in her crib or on our bed, with a sleep positioner or not, and as of today, even in my arms. At night we're cosleeping, so she nurses to sleep on her side and then rolls onto her back for maybe two hours at a stretch, but of course that's with me snuggled right up next to her. So, what do you think is the lesser evil here?
--Trying to get her to take a pacifier in the hope that it will help keep her sleeping more deeply (though I hate them passionately, this poor thing is constantly sucking on my breast or her hand, or whatever else happens to be handy)
--Letting her sleep in her bouncy seat all day long, which our ped office has stated is a bad habit, and is not good for development (and I've read a few stories online about mamas whose babes needed some PT after being allowed to sleep in their bouncer for six months)
--Letting her sleep on her tummy, which we did with Bella, but which terrifies me for obvious reasons (God forbid something did happen, how would I ever live with myself?)
Lots of mamas have told me that they let their babes sleep on their tummies, which really makes me start to wonder about the Back to Sleep campaign stats. In fact, out of the 5 mamas I personally know well, we all let our babes sleep on their tummies. But still, that's hard decision for me to make again
We think she does have a touch of silent reflux, so I tried elevating the head of her crib mattress and it made no real difference. I'm getting desperate, and I don't believe she's getting enough/quality sleep. I would love opinions, hints, tips, tricks, anything you've got.