And Then She Rolled! (and kept me up at night…)

So, our little girl is approaching 5 months of age and recently became a professional at rolling over. Well, let me clarify. She’s a pro at rolling over from her back to her tummy but hasn’t figured out how to flip back over. She loves rolling around so much that when you put her on the floor to play or in her crib for bed she immediately starts rolling around and making all sorts of crazy noises.

It’s so cute to watch and I’m thrilled she’s hit this milestone but it did have an effect I wasn’t anticipating, hence the title of my post! She now rolls over on her tummy to sleep at night but then wakes up because she can’t flip back over and gets frustrated! She’s been sleeping pretty well at night until this and now I find myself struggling through sleep deprivation once again. Has anyone else experienced this? What did you do – go in and just keep turning the baby back over on his/her back or just let them sleep on their tummy even if they’re making crazy sounds?

We’re experimenting with both approaches although I’m inclined to say that letting her stay on her tummy seems to be our best approach. Gosh, parenting really doesn’t come with an instruction manual! Leave me a comment with your advice.

One thought on “And Then She Rolled! (and kept me up at night…)

  1. Jake did the same thing! I found that he slept sounder and longer on his tummy right around the 5 month mark, but then he would get very frustrated that he could not turn over in the middle of the night (or 2:00 in the morning), and he would wake up crying. I would make my way to his crib, flip him over, and once i put his pluggie back in, he was off to sleep by the time i got back in bed. He did this for a couple of weeks, and now he moves around and fixes himself, leaving us with a full night of sleep (glorious sleep).

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