|Our little belly sleeper|
He loves to be swaddled, but my fear was that he would roll over with his arms straightjacketed shut, and not be able to roll back over. So, the arm swaddling came to an abrupt when we returned home-- and that in turn lead to a few extra wakings each night as he got used to the freedom.
I ended up switching him into a sleep sack for naps and night time. It has swaddle wings that wrap UNDER his arm pits, around the belly, so he still feels secure at night. Today was his first nap as a completely free man. I didn't plan it that way, but I just forgot to wrap him up before starting our naptime routine, and by golly--he fell asleep without it.
We still makea point to put him down on his back, but it is literally only a matter of a few footsteps towards the door until he works his way over to the belly.
I guess this is just a normal sign the boy is growing up. I admit to checking on him multiple times each sleep period, sometimes going as far as to risk to waking him as I flip him back over.
Did anyone else have a coronary the first time they walked in to find their little one belly down in the crib?
Oh Sal, I'm pretty sure you're going to keep this mama on her toes for the next 18 years and beyond.