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My newborn rolls herself (while wrapped) into a side position while sleeping. Is this safe? Anything I can/should do to stop her (eg place small rolled towels on either side of her body in bassinet)?

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Posted a response on 19/11/19

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Red Nose recommends always place baby on back to sleep.
Most babies do not roll intentionally till after 3 months.How old is your baby?

However, there seems to be a number of babies who roll to their side at a very early age, as you are describing.
Sometimes it is because these babies do not respond well to wrapping, & are less likely to roll when unwrapped, (ie both arms out)
It may also be helpful to wrap under arms only, using a muslin wrap, or not wrap at all, but use a sleeping bag.

Red Nose does not recommend the use of sleep positioners of any type to stop baby from rolling & has the following information.
This includes a rolled up towels.

Red Nose does not recommend positional products such as anti-roll devices and items that fasten a baby into a sleeping position.
Products that restrict the movement of a baby or a baby’s head should not be used.
This is because there are no Australian Standards for these products and case studies have shown that these products can be unsafe.

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