Sleeping for a 4 Month Old....

Updated on July 20, 2011
S.S. asks from Jefferson City, MO
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My son is almost 4 months old. Tonight is his first time sleeping in his crib and the ONLY way I was ablt to get him to sleep and stay asleep in his crib was by laying him on his side with his face facing the crib bumbers and a blanket rolled up on the side of his back. I am keepung a close eye on him but wanted to know if it's too soon for him to beable to sleep like that.....?

I plan on turning him onto his back and removing the blanket from the crib when I go to bed.

Thanks :)

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answers from Albuquerque on

Remove the crib bumpers!!! They've been implicated several times in SIDS, which authorities are now saying is likely suffocation in many cases. Apart from that, I see no issues with how your son is sleeping.

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answers from Dallas on

I think you have a good plan for tonight. He should be just fine. If you can, buy one of those sleep positioners tomorrow - the wedge with bumpers on the side. I got mine at Babies R us, target did not have. You can Put him on that on his back or side and he will be fine all night. I also recommend a "swaddle me" sleeper - it has velcro and wraps him up snugly. My DD needed this and the positioner to sleep all night.

Good luck!

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answers from St. Louis on

When my son was 4 months, even if I put him to sleep on his back, in the morning he ended up on his side anyway because he was starting to roll over. I wouldn't be too worried about it. He's gonna really start rolling over soon (my son started not only rolling on his stomach in his sleep at 5 months but also would move from one end of the bed to the other in his sleep) so that will cause even less concern for SIDS and such

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answers from Dayton on

I'd take your bumpers off when the baby starts moving even a little bit. I'd say he'd be fine like that until you go to sleep. I always check on mine a ton when I'm awake just b/c I love seeing them sleep. Don't be afraid to let him cry himself to sleep though - it's hard, but it does work.

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