does anyones babies roll onto their stomach while they are sleeping?

Mary - posted on 07/02/2009 ( 38 moms have responded )

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my daughter seems to always roll onto her stomach when she is asleep. is this a problem should i be worried? she can lift up her head soo...

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Vicki - posted on 07/03/2009

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My boy has rolled onto his stomach in his sleep twice. It woke and upset him both times, because as he could roll from back to stomach to back, he would only roll to the right, so when he hits a wall he cannot get back LOL. He has since stopped rolling at all. Now while he sleeps he seems to always be on his side, and he doesn't move around much at all, just flip flopping now and then.

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Barbara - posted on 08/13/2009

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hi there, my daughter Olivia as been sleeping on her stomach since 4 or 5 weeks old, she was always very strong tho, you could try a safety sleep???? Liv uses one but that is to stop her wiggling to the top of her cot, she started that at 3 months old.

Tara - posted on 08/13/2009

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Yes my son Alfie has been doing that for over 2 months. he prefers it on his stomach, and like someone else said if i turn him he only turns back

Missy - posted on 07/29/2009

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My son also rolls right to his tummy when he get put to bed. The first time he did it, I rolled him back to his back and then he rolled over again to his tummy. I talked with my husbands Aunt about it (she is a neonatologist) and she said he was fine since he was rolling on his own.

Joanne - posted on 07/29/2009

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My son started rolling onto his stomach at the end of 5 months. In the beginning it was a bit nerve racking. I was always checking on him until he was asleep but it's all good and he's now 7 1/2 months and cannot sleep any other way.

Samantha - posted on 07/29/2009

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My son IMMEDIATELY rolls to his belly when he gets put in bed. Tried sleep positioners and ge just learned to roll over in that too, haha. I can't make him stop, so I've given up trying. I was not sleeping from worrying about it, so I got a AngelCare movement sensor that detects movement and breathing and sounds an alarm if none is detected in 20 seconds. Gives me GREAT peace of mind, totally worth the $80 at Walmart. Wish I had had it from the start. My Mom's friend's daughter just had a little boy die of SIDS and I wish she had had one of these...I think everyone should have one!

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Claudine - posted on 07/28/2009

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No ofcource not! as long as you don't any stuffbears in the crib or blanckets. she's alright. You say she can lift up her head up so thats one problem you don.t have

Loni - posted on 07/24/2009

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My daughter just started doing the same thing! At first it was only when she was awake and on the floor. Last week as she was in the middle of her nap, I heard her grunting, so I went to check and she was on her tummy! I figured she must have rolled over in her sleep b/c she naps a regular 2 hours w/o waking. I rolled her back onto her back and she eventually went back to sleep. AND just the other day I was showering while she was napping and when I got out of the shower, I checked on her and there she was on her tummy again, except this time she was fast asleep!!

I don't think this is a problem b/c at this age most babies can support their heads really well and the risk of SIDS is much lower.

Maybe our babies are dreaming of rolling and actually acting it out!! hahaha

Theresa - posted on 07/23/2009

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yes my 7 month year old can when he is up but not sleeping i would be afarid of that

Nicole - posted on 07/23/2009

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My baby keeps doing that to. Just becareful what blanket you are using, my little girl keeps rolling and gets the blanket wraped over her head.....Kinda scary!

Sabina - posted on 07/22/2009

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My baby girl loves to sleep on her tummy with her butt in the air she has been doing it from the time she was about almost 4months. I am not worried my oldest was the same and she still sleeps that way

Kathleen - posted on 07/21/2009

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My baby girl has been rolling over for about a month and she's 7 months now so I'm not too worried because if she can roll over to her tummy then I wouldn't worry

Danni - posted on 07/21/2009

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iif the baby is rolling over herself then she is strong enough to re-position herself if she gets into an awkward position or is facedown. i was worried to begin with but my little boy wont sllep in any other position xx

Danielle - posted on 07/14/2009

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my daughter started rolling to her stomach at 2 months - I bought one of those sleep positioners and that worked until about 5 months when she started wiggling out of it. My dr said not to worry if she was that mobile.

Brandi - posted on 07/13/2009

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Hunter is a belly sleeper. It did worry me when he started rolling from his back to his stomach in the middle of the night. I bought a baby sleeps safe device thingy..kind of like a pouch with arms that attaches around his mattress and keeps him from rolling on his stomach.

After a while..he really started to dislike it & would just scream everytime I put him down in it. So, for about the past 2 weeks I've been letting him sleep in his crib & roll where ever he wants.

I still check up on him, because he likes to get into these awkward positions & his face gets pushed up against his bumpers.

Patricia - posted on 07/13/2009

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my daughter could never sleep on her back.... for the last couple months now shes been rolling around during the night... there is really nothing to be worried about, but i just like to make sure the bed sheets are on tightly because she loves to grab the blankets...

Hannah - posted on 07/13/2009

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My pediatrician said to put Valerie to sleep on her back, but if she rolls over... let her. She's doing fine. And that's been going on since she was just under 3 months old.

Sama - posted on 07/11/2009

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Hi Mary. As long as she can lift her head up, I don't think it's a problem. My son does the same thing. He actually can't sleep unless he's on his stomach. Lately he's been sleeping on his side but eventually rolls back on his tummy. I don't think there's anything to worry about.

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My son has been sleeping on his stomach since he was 4 months old. As long as she can hold her head up, and can turn it to the side so that she can breathe freely, I don't think it should be a problem. If you are worried ask your doctor the next time you see him. I asked mine & she said he was fine.

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My daughter has been sleeping on her belly for las couple of weeks,if i put her down on her back she rolls to her belly with in mins.Was a little worried at first but she can hold her head up now.. so im not worried and she sleeps much better and seems happy an cosy.

Shelley - posted on 07/10/2009

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my son does this sometimes too. I figure if he's strong enough to do so, then he is strong enough to be safe on his belly. I just make sure not to have blankets and stuff that could prevent him from flipping back over or that he could get tangled on.

Natalie - posted on 07/10/2009

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yeah my daughter has been doing this for a while, she very rarely sleeps on her back anymore although i still put her down on her back. If they can lift their head, your fine

Kami - posted on 07/10/2009

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My son is laid on his back in bed, but he always manages to go on his belly. It is really nothing to worry about, since they now have the strength to lift their heads up and can roll back on their backs.

Becci - posted on 07/10/2009

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Yeah my son does but if he wakes and realises he's on his front he cries. He's fully capable of rolling back onto his back himself, I think he's just got his fathers lazy gene!

If there was anything to worry about she would cry to let you know. She is old enough now that you can relax a bit.

Rebecca - posted on 07/10/2009

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My daughter woulen't sleep on her back, so the Dr. said to let her sleep on her tummy. She has been sleeping in her crib, alone, since 2 weeks old on her tummy. She is fine and healthy. My Dr. also told me that the research for back vs tummy was done in 3rd world countries where the moms and babies don't have proper nutrition.

Lydia - posted on 07/09/2009

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My experienceis similarto Gails and Lindseys. Once my daughter went into her cot just after 6 weeks she would only sleep for 30min on her back and 6 hours on her tummy - guess which option I went for? It was a little worrying at first but her mattress is so firm that even on the rare occassion that she did have her face down she could still breathethrough her nose.Once her neck got stronger there was definately no problem as she moves however she is comfortable.

Lindsey - posted on 07/07/2009

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i am gonna guess since you are in this group...your baby is 6ish months old...you baby is going to roll how ever shes comfortable sleeping and once they are able to roll the the risk of sids goes down..anyways...so you can check up on her every now and then if it makes you more comfortable...they usually sleep better on their belly anyways..my baby slept on her belly shortly after i brought her home..i tried the first 2 nights on her back and she wouldn't sleep..but she slept on her belly..SOOO WELL..it was great ..shes been fine then i stopped worrying about her once she could roll over..

Gail - posted on 07/07/2009

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My little man prefers to sleep on his stomach and has since about 2 months old. We tried him on his side and on his back and he would never sleep longer than about 30 mins at a time. So, against MD's advice, we started putting him on his belly to sleep and monitored him closely, and lo and behold, he SLEPT! Your little one will be fine.

Samantha - posted on 07/04/2009

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My daughter started doing this too. I've tried flipping her back to her back but she instantly goes back to her stomach. She is quite active in her crib. She flips and turns. I've gone in to check on her and she's turned the other way, lying on her stomach. It's such a change from before when they're in the same position you place them =)

Renee - posted on 07/04/2009

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Once the babes start picking their own sleeping positions...it should be fine. They say to keep all the puffy stuffed animals and bumper pads out of the cribs. My little one was born 12/24 and loves her tummy...will roll right over when we lay her down. We just have her crib free of anything that she could push her face against...all should be ok with your little one.

Melissa - posted on 07/03/2009

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I put my child to sleep on his stomach, I have since he could lift his head and roll from side to side. She is fine!

Amanda - posted on 07/03/2009

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My son Andrew has been doing this for awhile now and you really can't do to much. It's weird because my son used to hate being on his tummy now he is always doing it.

Michelle - posted on 07/03/2009

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My doctor always told me to put my daughter on her back or side until she was able to pick her own position. After that it was up to her to choose. She almost always rolls to her side to sleep!

Sarah - posted on 07/02/2009

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My son also does the same thing. Im not worried! I put his on his side when I lay him in the crib, and within mins he is on his belly.

Elizabeth - posted on 07/02/2009

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Both of my boys are belly sleepers. Something to try if you are worried about sids is to place a small rotating fan in the room on low. This will keep the air moving and the sound is soothing white noise.

Tara - posted on 07/02/2009

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...my daughter does the same thing, and I'm not too concerned about it because she is strong enough to pick up her head and move it if need be.

Rachael - posted on 07/02/2009

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my daughter has been sleeping on her belly for the last month, if i roll her onto her back within 5 mins of leaving the room she will be on her belly again, i was worried to strat with but she seems fine and comfy.

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