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My 2 week old has been rolling one his side whilst sleeping since we brought him home from hospital over a week ago. He also then wriggles his way to the side of the bassinet/cosleeper wall. Aside from watching him his entire sleep & repositioning him, what can we do?

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Posted a response on 3/10/23

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Many babies will wriggle & change position (like you describe) at a young age.
While most babies do not roll intentionally till about 3 months, some do roll early.
Also, some babies just do not respond well to wrapping & like their arms free.
Often these babies like their arms free or like to touch their face or suck fingers & will wriggle to get free.

You could consider moving him to his cot &/or cease wrapping or wrap only under her arms (ie with arms free as for 3mth old)).
Baby needs arms free & the space of the cot to roll safely.

Red Nose recommends to “modify a wrap” once baby is around 3 mths of age in preparation for rolling (if they are not already rolling)

Once baby is rolling or making an attempt to roll, then wrapping needs to be ceased.
Once baby is showing signs of being able to roll, it’s time to move baby to a safe cot – this is usually around four months, but it will depend on your baby.

If he appears to be intentionally rolling, please see the following info

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