Not about breastfeeding, but still a problem
Nathan has a normal, run of them mill, wooden crib with a bumper to cover the bars. No blankets or anything. Yesterday, when he woke up I noticed his cry was different. I ran into the room and sure enough, he had his face pressed right against the bumper, and positioned completley horizontally instead of vertically. He is so long and he fits completley snug horizontally and he was trying to get some air by pushing his legs, which in turn, was pushing his face further into the bumper. He wiggles and moves so much in his sleep that he got himself into that position. Had I not come in at that moment, he might have suffocated. After I picked him up, he was really upset and breathing hard. I cried. Well, last night, in the middle of the night, he started to stir and I jumped out of bed to check on him and he was going in the same direction. If I had been sleeping deeper, and 10 more minutes had gone by, he would have been in the same situation. This isnt a function of the crib being unsafe, its because he is such a mover and for some reason, keeps moving to a horizontal positon instead of staying vertical. His length makes it dangerous. What can I do? We do cosleep, (his crib is not 2 feet from my side of the bed) and bedsharing isnt an option because our bed is unsafe for him in so many ways, AND hubby and I just dont want to bedshare. Has anyone ever had this happen? What can I do to prevent it from happening? Today I set up the baby monitors in our room and the living room so that I can hear him when Im not in there and he's napping. Im also checking on him every 20 minutes. TIA.