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Our seven months old baby has recently started to roll onto his tummy and flat onto his face in his sleep. He has good neck and upper body strength and is fully capable of rolling both ways, however does not seem to roll himself back from his face plant in the cot. We have all the safe measures in place re safe cot, mattress, no obstructions etc. I’ve heard that babies this age should realise when they can’t breathe and change positions by themselves, is that true? It does worry me to see him sleeping like that. Is there anything we should do, or should we let him work it out himself?
My 3.5 week old started wiggling to the side of the bassinet so she is diagonal with her nose pressed right up against the side of the bassinet which is made of mesh. She always wiggles to the side she favours facing when sleeping. We put her in an ergo pouch swaddle bag with her arms across her chest. Is her position dangerous and what should I do? Sometimes she sleeps in her bigger cot and I have found her rotated 90 degrees in that too.
Family Day Care Educators may care for children 0-12 years overnight. Our current policy requires checks every 10 minute for sleeping children until the educator retires to bed. One of our educators has queried the validity of this for children over five. What physical checking regimes would Red Nose recommend as best practice for overnight care?