Originally Posted by NannytoMommy
I have been cosleeping with my son for almost three years now. And most nights have him snuggling with daddy or in the cosleeper now.
So I have plenty of cosleeping experience with one child but my my newborn can apparently roll over in her sleep. I knew she could roll from her back to her side and move her head side to side. I let her sleep on her stomach at naps in the cosleeper because I mostly sit and watch my kids sleep during nap time. They're so sweet and irrisitable to me right now. I don't want to leave.
She also rolls from her back to her side to snuggle up to my back when I roll over to bf my toddler.
Anyway, the other night I found my newborn had rolled from snuggled up to my chest side lying to sleeping with her entire body body and face in the sidelying opposite direction. I have no idea if she rolled on her back or stomach to get that way. Is cosleeping still safe?
I googled newborn rolling and read she will probably lose this abilty within a couple weeks before she regains it in a few months. Apparently when they gain some fat it's harder to roll.
I am not an expert, just a FTM, but my baby was (still is) like this. She was able to roll to her side since birth. Just like yours, around 2 weeks after she was born I found her sleeping in the totally opposite direction (I suppose she rolled over her stomach, she can do that too!)
She obviously didn't do it on purpose, to begin with, they don't really have control at this point. She never lost this ability, and she's 15 weeks now (but then, she never gained lots of weight, she's a shrimp).
We're co-sleeping since day 5 of her life, so far so good. I put her to sleep on her side (at least then I know what position I'll find her in, or else she'll be tossing an turning).
I was paranoid, so I put rolled-up cot-size bedsheets on both sides of her, like wedges. But then, sometimes I don't, and frankly, I didn't notice that it makes a difference.
The only thing to be aware of is swaddling, it is a big no-no once the baby can roll. She might not be able to roll back to her back or side if you swaddle with the arms.
But then, I had to swaddle few times during her 6-weeks growth spurt, or else she was moving so much she was waking herself up all the time, poor thing. I was worried, but again, wedges help.