Baby rolls over to sleep on stomach

Ligia - posted on 09/10/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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No matter what I do my son likes sleeping on his tummy better then his back. he is almost 6 months old, I used to have him sleep in a sleep positioner so he wouldn't flip over. I'll wake up several times at night paranoid and I go to flip him on his back again, nothing works, and it's scary because the doctors say that they shouldn't sleep on their stomach due to SIDS, what can I do? He just does not like being on his back!

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Nicole - posted on 09/12/2009

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My daughter is 6 months old, and she sleeps on her tummy now......she used to sleep on her side, then she started rolling all over her crib. Now, she just sleeps in whatever position she wants. Your son is fine now if he likes to sleep on his tummy. At this point, he can lift his head up, and roll over, so his chances of SIDS are dropped. I hope this helps!!!

Cyndi - posted on 09/12/2009

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I've learned this with two kids, doctors are fine when it comes to your child being sick or hurt, needing shots and all all the other REALLY inmportant things. But when it comes to every day stuff like this, some of them can be real morons. Your baby will give you the signs of when their ready for things like sleeping on their back, food and other such things. How do you think us moms did things before there were doctors to go to? Listen to your instincts and your baby's.

Anna - posted on 09/10/2009

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My baby is two months and I've had her sleeping on my stomach for about a month now. She loves it and will sleep about five hours at a time. I am aware of SIDS and doctors do tend to be really scary about it but when I was a baby my mom always let me sleep on my stomach. I tell myself that when I start thinking about what the doctors say. Things have gone well so far so I think you'll be fine since you're son is already six months old.

Candice - posted on 09/10/2009

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at 6 mos, he can sleep however he wants. Even the SIDS people say once they can roll both ways they can sleep however they sleep. he can move his head (i assume) so just make sure there's nothing in the crib with him (no toys, stuffed animals, pillows, blankets) and no padded bumper on the crib bars (i use a breathable bumper..it's a netlike thing that just keeps her from getting her arms and legs stuck in the bars).



My daughter has been a tummy sleeper since she could roll over. it's a natural position for them. don't freak, just take those precautions.

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Amber - posted on 09/12/2009

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ok... my daughter does the same thing. i told my doctor about it and he said that the risk of sids goes down signifigantly when the child can roll over, becuase rolling over means they can turn there head and move it and move thereselves if there is a problem. so ya i still go and check on her before i go to bed and such but it doesn't worry me like it used to.. hope that helps

Michelle - posted on 09/12/2009

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my son has slept on his stomach since the day he was born he will not settle any other way he is now 7 months old and still does it no matter what position i put him in to start off with. x

Autum - posted on 09/11/2009

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My daughter has been the same way, she is 6 months old now and has been sleeping on her tummy for about 4 months because she absolutely would not sleep on her back. As long as he is strong enough to move his head and roll over he is fine, let him sleep how he likes.

Sarah - posted on 09/11/2009

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my son is the same. hes 7months old and prefers to sleep on his side or tummy. i put him to sleep on his back but he just rolls right over. so like everyone says as long as their able to roll and theres nothing in the cot that could suffocate them.
could be a good idea to your baby in a sleeping bag now instead of under blankets. thats what i do.

Cathi - posted on 09/11/2009

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If he is old enough to roll, he is old enough to lift his head while on his belly. My guy is just six months today and has been rolling for a couple of months, he often sleeps on his belly(with his bum in the air, lol, too cute). The positioner should be removed from the crib the day they start rolling as it can wrap around the face and suffocate!

Roxy - posted on 09/11/2009

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My boy is about to turn 6 months and ever since he figured out how to roll onto his tummy, he is ALWAYS rolling on his tummy and when I put him down in his crib to sleep, I put him down on his back and he wakes up on his tummy. He will be fine. He knows how to roll, keep his head up, and turn his head instead of his face being in the mattress. SIDS risk is greatly reduced when he are able to do those things. I still peek my head in here and there to make sure he's okay but I understand why you would freak out. I did at first too.. but now I realize he's just growing up.

Julia - posted on 09/10/2009

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My baby boy twins are both five months and love to roll over and sleep on their tummies. I also have a seven year old and she did it and believe me she is FINE! As Canice says they are fine by this age as they can move their heads etc and it's natural for them. Better not to keep getting up and moving him as you this will just drive you made with lack of sleep and be of no benefit to baby. Good luck.

Michelle - posted on 09/10/2009

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As the other mom's have said, once the baby can roll over they pick the sleep position. My daughter often sleeps on her side or on her tummy. I just put her in on her back and she picks from there. Good luck:o)

Erin - posted on 09/10/2009

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Since your son can roll over on his own, the need for sleeping on his back has decreased. Still when you lay him down to sleep, place him on his back. Keep doing that until you put him in a toddler bed or twin bed (depending on his age when you move him out of the crib). Keep blankets and stuffed animals out of the crib until he's at least a year old.

BethAnn - posted on 09/10/2009

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my doctor told me when they are strong enough to roll themselves over then you dont have to worry about back sleeping. Just make sure there is nothing in the crib that can suffocate him, ie: stuffed toys and heavy blanket

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