Infant Sleep Positioner

Updated on September 08, 2012
L.D. asks from Manhattan Beach, CA
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So my little 2 week old DD is doing great we just need a little help figuring out the best night time sleeping situation. She doesn't like her crib (either flat or at a slight incline), she doesn't like the bassinet or the glider.She sleeps great during the day on the boppy pillow - but of course that is supervised. Since we can't use the boppy at night, I'm thinking there has to be some device that would help her sleep but is also secure. I've done some research and found the Nap Nanny, the Snuggle Nest, and the Close & Secure Sleeper. The thing is these are all quite expensive and i don't want to buy something that isn't going to work. I know you won't be able to tell me what will work with my child - but what has worked for you? Have you tried any of these sleepers? Or have you done anything else that's worked? Of course, maybe it's all just futile and this is just how it is at 2 weeks. Thanks for your help!

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answers from Los Angeles on

Have you tried having her sleep in her infant car seat? A friend of mine did that for her second child, and it worked well.

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answers from Washington DC on

I think ours was just Munchkin brand. Just two triangles with air vents and a strap with velcro to adjust to the baby. Do you have a papasan style swing? Can you borrow one? I use to let DD nap in hers.

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answers from Los Angeles on

Congratulations on your newborn! I agree with Bridgett that swaddling her is the first trick to try. Also, rolling up towels to put beside her like Karin recommended might be helpful. Once she gets to be older and might moves around while sleeping you would need to stop using the towels. I'd stay away from sleepers as they can interfere with your infants natural development. Also, please do not have your infant sleep in the car seat (unless of course you are in the car!) as this can increase the chance of a flat head and other neck/head issues. Maybe you can try a co-sleeper to put on your bed and she'll like that. There will be no sleep routine until she is about 3 months old so her "patterns" might and will probably change frequently.

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answers from Missoula on

Have you tried swaddling her to sleep? If you haven't, I would try that before you go to a sleep positioner.

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answers from Tucson on

Does she spit up or have any other signs of reflux? Mine did but didn't have full blown GERD and the dr gave us a prescription to have a special wedge made. All it is is a piece of foam at a 45 degree angle with 2 small pieces of foam on each side and a piece for his butt to sit on, with a couple of straps going across to hold him in. He got it at 2 months old and has slept all the way through the night ever since (previously was sleeping in the swing). Insurance covered it and it sure beat paying a hundred dollars for a nap nanny!

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answers from Richmond on

frankie really liked having several rolled up towels along the outer edge of her bassinet, gave her a snug feeling, without swaddling
K. h.

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answers from Pocatello on

if you just look on and type in baby sleep positioner there is a one for about 20 or 30 bucks. I had that one for all 3 of my kids. When they were young they usually slept in the swing or bouncy chair but the only way they would sleep in the bassinet or crib was on that sleep positioner. It worked great for my babies.

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answers from Phoenix on

Both of my newborns slept laying on my chest. With the first one, I struggled for about 3 weeks with swaddling, changing positions, etc etc... Decided everyone sleeping was what needed to happen and just let my son sleep where he was happy. My first was my "snuggler" and slept cuddled up to me for abou 18 months. When my second came along, my first was nearly 3 and transitioned nicely to a big boy bed. My second only wanted to be close for the first couple of weeks, then slept better laying next to me with his own space.

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