Coen has a love for his thumb and honestly, I think it's the cutest thing since sliced bread. In the middle of the night, he finds comfort with his thumb and will sooth himself back to sleep.
I'm fine with all of this.
The part where I struggle is the side sleeping to tummy sleeping.
Two things concern me about this:
1. I swaddle one arm in and one arm out. Doing this hasn't stopped him from rolling over in his crib when he's "sleeping". My concern is that he's able to roll and sometimes ends up right against the rails and usually ends up with an arm outside of the crib (through the rail) as well.
2. My second conern is that he rolls and if he's not against the rails, he's usually sucking his thumb, almost face down in the mattress. His head is turned to the side, but he's still sucking his thumb and his hand is covering his face.
My solution for the whole sticking his arm out the side rails and "getting stuck"... a breathable crib bumper. Since you're not allowed to use regular bumpers anymore.... Is this what you would suggestion? Or have you used these and agree that they work?
My biggest concern now, is how I can get him to sleep on his back or know when he's on his stomach, so that I can flip him over. Is it something I should worry about? He's strong enough to lift his head and move around and all. But is that good enough.
I'm still worried.
What would you do?