I have been swaddling briggy at night since he was born. Two weeks ago when it started getting very warm I decided to stop swaddling him. He went from aboht 7-8 hour stretches to about 5. So, that stunk, but I figured he'd get used to it and start sleeping better. A few days ago Briggy starting rolling over from back to tummy. I thought that was a good thing, but then came bed-time. Ive had briggy swaddled and in a sleep positioner in the past, but now at night the second I lay him down on his back he flips over to his tummy. Ive been battling with him and turning him back over onto his back...and thats not going well. I would be okay with it if his little head was cocked or tilted to the side where I could see his nose and that he was getting enough air, but he rolls over face/nose down into the mattress. what do I do? It just doesnt seem safe with his entire face smushed into the mattress. So for the past few nights I've just put him in his bouncey chair to sleep. I know that can't be a long term fix, so what on earth do I do??!! can you tell im freaking out by all my rambling?
Ive been reading a ton on SIDS and the "back to sleep" phenomenon and asking pretty much anyone with a baby what there experience is---and everyone I have spoken to says its fine---that if they can roll and lift their heads, they'll be okay...briggy can do those things, but like I said--he lays face smushed down. One of the risk factors for SIDS is being premature and having a low birth weight. Briggy was a month early and 5 lbs 14 oz at birth===but now he is at a completely healthy and average weight---does that matter or is he still at risk for sids?
Im thinking about calling his pediatrician...he has his four month check up next week...I just have called there so many times in the past they probably think im a little nuts. what can I say, I'm a worry-wort! always have been always will be!
anyway, any advice will be appreciated! hope everyone has a nice weekend! its supposed to be 90-100 out this way!!! oh and while im at it---any thoughts about sunscreen for babies under six months? all the bottles say do not use if under six months...I try to cover him as much as I can ( brimmed hats still dont fit him....) but id feel better if I knew he had more protection--thanks !!
(ps--is anyone else having a problem with changing the font color? i dont have the option to change it on my posting screen)