should i let my son sleep on his front?

Shanna - posted on 08/04/2011 ( 14 moms have responded )

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hi im a first time mum and need some advise, i have a 3 month old son and he sleep through the night 7pm - 7am, but he has started teething early and since he started teething he keeps rolling over during the night and sleeping on his front and im worried if i should let him, i dont want him to suffercate so any advise would be great xxx

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Angela - posted on 08/15/2011

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I have to agree with the other moms I say as long as he can roll over and make sure their is no bears or blankets in the way and check on him before you go to sleep. He should be fine. My daughter likes to sleep on her tummy for naps and she can't turn over yet but thats what is most comfy for her at naptimes.

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Jessica - posted on 08/18/2011

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if he can roll on his own he's good to go. i was worried about this too as my 4 month old was doing this at 2 1/2 months.

Jenai - posted on 08/15/2011

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i have two girls, one 2 years old and one 4 months old. neither slept on their back. My oldest loved sleeping on her side and my youngest always slept on her stomach. the fight was not worth it and just make life miserable so we gave up trying to get her to sleep on her back. now she rolls so i have no concern at all and has awesome head movement. but yes make sure there aren't loose sheets or blankets that she can pull over her face and keep her crib/bassinet clear of anything to keep your baby from suffocating themselves. but you do what works for you not every baby is the same!

Sharee - posted on 08/15/2011

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I have a 4 month old daughter and i started letting her sleep on her stomach at 2 months old she wasnt cofortable on her back she woke up every two hours

Misty - posted on 08/14/2011

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hungry baby formula hats that? my son is 4 months and he eats first stage gerber food and he eats oatmeal baby cereal i his morning feeding but i was always scared to put him on his tummy but i go back to college full time tomorrow and im gonna need an all nite sleep..any suggestions?

Shanna - posted on 08/14/2011

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thank you for all your help i feel abit better about letting him sleep on his front. misty my son started sleeping through the night as soon as he went on hungry baby formular xx

Misty - posted on 08/13/2011

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wow how did you get him to sleep through the nite my baby is 4 months old and wakes up in middle of nite

Bernadette - posted on 08/11/2011

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If he is able to roll over onto his belly by himself, then there is not really much you can do about it, is there? Some kids just prefer to sleep that way. Anyway, the "expert" opinions on how to put babies to sleep is constantly changing! My mum had 5 kids, and with her first couple it was on the back, and then by the time she'd had the rest of us, it was on the tummy. And then it changed back again. Different research is always turning up different advantages and disadvantages to both, so basically just do whatever works best for your baby.

Meghan - posted on 08/10/2011

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I have belly slept both of my boys from the moment they have head control, my little guy is 16 weeks and has been on his belly since 6 weeks, my oldest son who is now 4 slept on his belly from day 1. just make sure theres no blankets, pillows or stuffed animals to get him stuck up against...make sure he is on a firm mattress as well...I am fine w/ my kids on their bellies in their cribs but I have a memory foam mattress that i wouldn't trust him on because of the way it forms to your body

Nery - posted on 08/09/2011

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hi im a first time mom too and my baby is 3 months and he sleeps on his front everynight. That position keeps him sleeping through out the entire night and he feels comfortable that way so i let him. I just make sure nothing is inside his crib and his face is to the side.

Michelle - posted on 08/08/2011

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I think as long as they can roll on their own, sleeping on their bellies is ok. You cant control it during the night and you most certainly can't stay up watching him. Like Sharon said, nothing in the crib that can get in the way of him as he rolls. Im looking forward to the day she can sleep on her belly. They seem to sleep so much more soundly like that.

Shanna - posted on 08/04/2011

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thank you sharon ill make sure i take everything out of his cot, i was just scared that he may stop breathing xx

Sharon - posted on 08/04/2011

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Personally, I would let him as he can roll, so should be able to move himself enough. BUT make sure there are no blankets, toys etc that can get near his face. My eldest only started rolling in his sleep closer to 5mths, and I would immediately turn him over (for the same concerns you have), only to have him flip hiself back over a couple of minutes later. I eventually gave up, and he slept fabulously.

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