Our 5-day old baby apparently has some very strong legs.
- We have witnessed him kick himself out of a swaddle that was pretty darn tight
- We have seen him kick himself onto his side. This has happened while swaddled, while in a sleep sack, etc.
My concern is that side-sleeping is no longer recommended due to the ability for a baby to then roll into their stomach, associated risk of SIDS, etc.
While we're not putting our child to sleep specifically on his side, I would like to know:
- What is the actual risk in these cases? Should we be preventing it at all costs? If I see my son has kicked himself onto his side from his bsck, is this cause for alarm or pretty normal?
- What are the recommended avenues for keeping a newborn of 1-2 weeks secure if they have strong legs?