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this scares me...<br>
the other night i went to bed with my 3 week old baby and as usualwe fell asleep bf.well i woke up 3 hours later and she was behiond me. i turned over in my sleep and didnt even realize i did it.i normally dont move at all hen i sleep with her.im afraid ill roll over on her now or something. any thoughts?<br>
<3,<br>
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If you are feeling really insecure about it, then you can get a co-sleeper (they have an in-bed one) or put her on the floor (on blankets) or turn sideways in the bed (I did that sometimes for more room - your feet may hang off a bit, but you have more wiggle room). You can put her to sleep in a boppy (I did this a lot!) in the bed.<br>
The basic answer to why it happened is that you are really, really tired - physically, emotionally or both and your body finally said enough and dropped you into a really deep sleep.
 

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first of all you probably move more in your slep than you are aware of. You probably just return to the position youslepe best in n most nights.<br><br>
Secondly you are probably more aware of your baby than you usually are. jusrt like you are aare of the side of the bed.trust me. And in the event you roll over on your baby I doubt you'll sleep through it. they aren't that comfortable to sleep on.
 

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we have a king size bed but im still paranoid <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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I think it's fine. I freaked out a few times at the beginning too, but now after 14 months I know that my baby is always safer next to me. I could never roll on her and not know it.<br><br>
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Let me clear this up, you rolled AWAY from her though, right? Not over her, just turned away? If that's the case, I think your instincts are right on.<br><br>
If you are too worried, like a PP said, get a co-sleeper or side car a crib (if you have one) to the side of your bed.
 

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yeah i rolled over to my other side away from her,we ended up touching backs.
 

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I had a scare like that when my ds was that young. Our mattress dipped in, and I rolled over towards him after feeding, and he rolled toward me because of the mattress, and then I pulled the quilt up over him and fell asleep - uggg!! After that I got up to bf, and he slept in his bassinett beside my bed so I could still touch him. Now that he's bigger I don't worry so much and will bf in bed.<br><br>
Someone suggested in another post to give the baby their own blanket, and place him high on the bed. That worked for us too - until I started getting kicked in the head <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"><br><br>
Good luck.<br><br>
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I know this is probably NOT reccomended by the AAP (yeah right!) But I used to put Little Ella on a firm pillow (she was teeny tiny) and i would curl up around the pillow and bf from the breast on top - if that makes since. I guess same idea as the boppy - you kinda just get creative - Ella is bigger now, so its not a big deal, but I was really scared like you were at first, and now it works out beautifully!
 

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If you're very worried, I agree with the PP's ideas -- put the baby in a boppy next to you, sidecar a crib, or put a portable crib right next to you. . . . I did the latter and it worked beautifully for us. I could sleep better without worrying about DD in the bed, but she was right there to nurse, regulate breathing, etc. We did very well this way. . . .
 

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We got a snuggle nest ($40 or so) from babies R Us and used that when the baby was very small. By the time he started rolling out of it, we were very used to sleeping with him and very aware of him during the night.<br><br>
I felt it was cheeeeep for the peace of mind it brought us.<br><br>
Congratulations on your new baby!
 
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