It's really fascinating to see your baby grow and develop new skills, isn't it? But with them come the biggest fears of parents, especially during the night when, not so, the whole house goes into sleep and the baby can wake up anytime and, in complete peace, begins to exercise his new skills. The first time they bend their backs, they lift the cap, they bend to one side and they are ready - they rolled!
Let's talk about roll. He gives us the biggest headaches and triggers the most dramatic nightmares in the lives of our new parents. How, then, can you ensure the safety of the baby during the night?
Why is it rolling?
Simple - your baby rolls during sleep because ... maybe. You will discover, as it grows, that it does not differentiate between the moments when it is awake and those when it should sleep. So, when learning to sit down, for example, it is very likely that at night, at bedtime, he may be more interested in sitting in bed than sleeping.
The same is true for rolls. When he is still awake in the crib, the baby exercises the roller. And that means he might not fall asleep too soon or he'll spend a good part of the night awake, rolling. Surprisingly, maybe, you will find that the baby rolls in his sleep and that will wake him up.
How do you eliminate the potential dangers of night roll?
First of all, it is essential to make sure that the newly discovered mobility does not endanger the baby during sleep. If you are used to getting it for sleep, you will want to give up this habit. Rolling around, the baby could easily reach the bottom. Moreover, the roller will weaken the connections and this can bring the risk of suffocation.
You will want to make sure that the surface on which the baby sleeps is flat, without cots, pillows or toys (including the favorite plush toy of the baby). Now that the baby can roll around freely, you have to make sure that everything in the corner is perfectly insulated. Once you have checked this aspect, you can take care of the roll during the night with the help of a stop for babies, that is a safety cushion that provides comfort to the little one even if he rolls, protects his back and stomach and helps him not to hit the edges of the crib.
Rolling, a problem when it gets a little bigger
As he discovers how powerful and persevering he may be, it means he is not far from understanding the concept of climbing and escaping. It means it's time to give him more freedom, for his safety. You have to go to bed for the children. But, even then you cannot sit completely as a parent. In sleep, the child will have the same habits as in the old crib, so you can always roll, fall and hit, because he is not yet taught with the idea of sleeping space without a lattice or edges. This is the time when you need to call one bed barrier folding and adaptable to all types of bed. This way the baby learns faster with the change and is protected from any danger.
The worries of a parent do not stop here, but it is universally valid that you can breathe more easily when you know that when you sleep the little one is in complete safety.
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