Rolly Polly

Remember these bugs?  Why were they so fun to play with as a kid and now I just think they are yuck bugs…

Weston is a little rolly polly these days.

He arches his back soooooo far and then gives a little kick and onto his stomach he rolls.

Then he gets mad.  He isn’t particularly fond of tummy time.  He hasn’t quite figured out that he has the ability to roll back over.

Both Nuggets were rolling (front to back) really early.  Like around 2 months of age.  This was to prevent having to do tummy time for more than 2 seconds.

Weston is also rolling over in the crib and is actually falling asleep this way.

That means we’ve had to stop swaddling him.  It’s dangerous to swaddle a baby that can roll over.

Both my boys swaddled and they were sleeping at night (with one feed) from around two and a half months.  I was grateful for this and I give credit to the swaddle.

We used the Halo Sleep Sack, the same brand they used in the NICU.  Preemie babies really respond to being swaddled.

Although our boys grunted and busted out of the swaddle occassionally, re-swaddling always led to more sleep.  I recommend swaddling.

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One thought on “Rolly Polly

  1. Carolyn February 18, 2014 / 4:15 PM

    I love swaddles! I used the summer infant swaddles. Do you use the sleep sacks now? I use them on Eddie, he rolls around just fine in them. (sleep sacks not swaddles) but I mainly do it for warmth, which probably isn't an issue in TX!

    I just love hearing about the boys. You're such a great mom, I should come to you for bedtime advice!

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