Side Sleeper

Veej is now rolling onto her side! She isn’t yet aware that she can roll back so she gets pretty upset about being on her side when she can’t see her toys.

And she isn’t stopping this side-turn when she goes to bed. Oh no, it remains her favorite activity right in the crib. She turns on her side and somehow ends up scrunched in the corner of the crib . Please see my scientific diagram for futher explanation:

This is an aerial shot of the crib.

The black X is where I put her down for the night.
The red X is where she ends up.

Moms, dads, what do you do about this? Do I get a breathable bumper and let her stroll around the crib?

Would it help if I drew more diagrams?

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6 Responses to “Side Sleeper”


  1. 1 ckuretich May 14, 2008 at 8:09 am

    I’m gonna need to see more diagrams to fully assess the situation.

    although my opinion matters little since I know nothing about babies.

  2. 2 chuck May 14, 2008 at 10:31 am

    first of all, way to go with the rolling, veej!!

    it may not look comfy, but if she’s sleeping peacefully, all is well. (kind of like the many times she’ll fall asleep in the car in an apparantly super uncomfortable, neck-breaking position which she’ll also be just fine with.) from here on out, you’ll find her all over the crib, in various positions of sleep, in various corners/edges/areas/etc. this will probably continue until she’s at least two! wheeeeee!!!!!!

  3. 3 MK May 14, 2008 at 10:31 am

    can you please use stick figures next time? it will make these so-called diagrams a bit more realistic. pgeesh.

  4. 4 stacy May 14, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    You will likely not sleep soundly until she learns to roll completely over by herself. Ha – I just read that sentence. Like you’re sleeping soundly now! geeesh.

    What about a sleep positioner? Weren’t you using that for a while? That should help as long as you keep it low (ie: away from her head so she doesn’t roll into it and cause the same nightmare-inducing effects as her current actions are). I distinctly remember calling my pediatrician when this ridiculous behavior started at our house. It freaked me out. They told me to relax. Once the child starts moving on her own, she should be able to roll back over. But that’s not exactly reassuring. If you’re nervous about it, just take the bumper off for a while. It won’t be long before she is able to control her movements a bit more and you can put this particular worry aside and move on to a new one. what fun!

  5. 5 CaptainNeeda May 14, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    We are still using her positioner but what she’s doing is lifting her legs up together at the same time and then moving them to the right and putting them down on the other side of the positioner. Then she keeps lifting her legs up and moving them to the right more and more until she gets to the top of the crib like in the scientific diagram above. She does all this in her sleep, as I don’t think she is smart enough to figure out how to get out of the positioner when she’s awake.

    I probably wouldn’t mind this so much if she didn’t wake up crying when she does it, wondering why she’s been moved in the middle of the night.

  6. 6 beckyrs May 14, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Maybe if you added some hair and/or a little dress so that I can tell it is a baby person instead of an x it would help.

    I also know nothing about babies except that they don’t look like an x


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