It’s common for babies to roll onto their stomach while they sleep. However, sometimes they may be unable to roll back and can end up in an uncomfortable position. Understanding why this happens and what you can do to help is important for keeping your baby safe and comfortable.
Baby Rolls Onto Stomach While Sleeping
It is not uncommon for babies to roll onto their stomach while sleeping. This is especially true for babies who are learning to roll. Babies will often roll onto their stomachs in their sleep, as they become more mobile and gain more strength. This is a normal and healthy development, as it helps them to strengthen their muscles and develop their motor skills.
However, sometimes babies may struggle to roll back onto their backs after they have rolled onto their stomachs. This can be problematic, as sleeping on their stomachs can cause them to become uncomfortable and can also increase the risk of SIDS.
Struggling to Roll Back
If your baby is struggling to roll back onto their back after rolling onto their stomach, there are a few things you can do to help. First, you should make sure that the mattress is firm and the sheets are tucked in securely. This will help to prevent your baby from rolling onto their stomach in the first place.
You can also place pillows or rolled-up blankets around your baby to help them stay in place. This will help to keep them from rolling onto their stomach while they are sleeping, and it will also make it easier for them to roll back onto their back if they do roll onto their stomach.
Finally, you can also place your baby in a sleep positioner. This will help to keep them in the correct position while they sleep and will also help them to roll back onto their back if they do roll onto their stomach.
Rolling onto their stomachs while sleeping is a normal part of development for babies. However, if your baby is struggling to roll back onto their back after rolling onto their stomach, there are a few things you can do to help. Making sure the mattress is firm and the sheets are tucked in securely, placing pillows or rolled-up blankets around your baby, and using a sleep positioner can all help your baby stay comfortable and safe while they sleep.