Lori - posted on 04/07/2011 ( 27 moms have responded )
We noticed from day one that my little girl was more comfortable on her belly. Even in our arms she prefers to be held chest to chest w/ her head on our shoulder rather then cradled. She has always been very congested and fussy when laying on her back. When we brought her home she would wake up a million times a night and have trouble falling back asleep. We tried putting her on her side propped between a sleep positioner, and even had her sleep in the bouncer seat a few nights. Finally, at 1 month old, I tried putting her down on her belly and she slept like an angel. I was very nervous at first, but she just seems so much more comfortable. My son was the same way but we waited till he was able to turn over before laying him down on his belly. Are there any other mommies out there who put their newborns/ infants to sleep on their bellies too? I guess I just need some reassurance that I'm doing the right thing!