Sleeping on her tummy

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ok so my daughter is 7 monthes old and when ever i put her to bed she always ends up rooling on to her tummy. now with the study saying that sleeping on the tummy is a leading cause of sids but every time i rool her onto her back she rolls right back over... any one else having this problem please let me know

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Jackie - posted on 05/15/2010

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My daugther does it too! Her new favorite postion one her tummy with her knees tucked under her belly.

Samantha - posted on 05/15/2010

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my daughter is also 7 months old and she does the same thing!
I flip her over sometimes...just to make sure shes alright...but she seems to prefer sleeping that way.

Lisa - posted on 05/12/2010

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My son has been a tummy sleeper since day one. He just would not sleep on his back! I was nervous about it too, but now that he is 8 months and rolling and moving all over, I am not concerned about it anymore b/c I know he will roll or turn his head if there was a problem. Although I do still check on him all the time out of habit.... Everyone is right, if they can put themselves in that position, they are totally fine, don't sweat it! :)

Kate - posted on 05/12/2010

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my son does the same thing and now i just let him sleep on his tum....was getting frustrated constantly rolling him back. as long as their face is clear i dont c a problem

Kathy - posted on 05/12/2010

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mine does the same.... I just check on her often... but I was told also that once they can roll on their own you have less worries about it.

Alisha - posted on 05/11/2010

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My son has been rolling onto his tummy since he was about 5 months old and i used to get up multiple times throughout the night to roll him over. When we went to the dr for his 6 month checkup i asked her if it was a bad thing and if i need to keep rolling him over....she said as long as he can roll over by himself than he is completely fine she said just to take the bumper off and no blankets or such so he cant suffocate on anything. He sleeps better on his tummy!

Bridget - posted on 05/09/2010

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My daughters doctor is amazing, he was my doctor when I was little, and now 28 years later were back with him. He is very practical and a little "old school". He told me as long as she is chosing to sleep on her tummy she will be fine. The concern is mostly suffocation, so as long as there are no blankets or the mattress isnt too soft your little one should be fine!

Tricia - posted on 05/09/2010

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my daughter will ot sleep unless she is on her front. at the end of the day if shes comfortable and sleeping then i leave her to it

Brianen - posted on 05/08/2010

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My son has slept on his tummy since 6 weeks. He also started sleeping through the night at 6 weeks. The dr always scolded me about letting him sleep that way, but to me, as long as he could pick up and move his head, it was okay. I do know that once he started rolling, the dr only said to not worry how he sleeps.

DAWN - posted on 05/06/2010

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my girl (7 months too) is on her tummy every morning when I have to wake her and get ready for work.....& I also put her on her back when I lay her down for beddy bye!!!

I am relieved to hear so many other babies are sleeping on their tummies too! ;o)

Rachel - posted on 05/06/2010

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I agree with all these moms. Once they roll on their own, you don't need to worry about it. My son also sleeps much more soundly on his tummy. Which is good for me! :)

Renee - posted on 05/04/2010

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My daughter would not sleep on her back. I put her on her stomach at 3 weeks old and she has slept through the night everynight since. Once she could roll around she moves all the time from her tummy to her side and all over the cot. As sad as SIDS is i think sleeping is something there is always going to debate about and i don't think there is any black and white answer. Whatever is comfortable for your baby is what your going to do so as long as your not jumping up every 10 mins to check that your baby is ok then its fine.

K-anne - posted on 05/04/2010

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Yes, my son is like this too. It is the most comfortable sleeping position he wants, so I just let him. I just check on him every few hours just to see if he is alright.

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My daughter has been sleeping on her tummy since she was 6 weeks old. I know what all the experts say but she wouldn't sleep on her back. And now that she can roll back and forth the min she rolls onto her back she rolls right back over onto her tummy. At this point (the point when you can no longer control how they sleep) they are fine what ever way they sleep. :-) Not to worry you just have a tummy sleeper.

Jessica - posted on 05/03/2010

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You have nothing to worry about. As long as she can roll thats find. My son has slept on his stomach since he came home from the hospital. He slept so much better that way. Your daughter is getting old enough to sleep how she wants to sleep. Thats like telling you that you cant sleep they way you want to and have to sleep a totally completely way. Those studys are always contradicting themselves. When we were little you couldnt let your kid sleep on their back because of sids, now you cant let them sleep on their stomach because of sids. I dont think they really know what is causing it except a certain hormone they are missing to wake them up. So good luck.

Cheri' - posted on 05/03/2010

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my son just recently started doing this, last night was the first night he slept fully through the night on his stomach. i was a nut job lol i couldnt sleep i kept waking up and looking at him on the monitor to make sure he was still breathing, he ended up scooting himself all the way down the bed so i couldnt see him on it and i would run in and out of his room putting my hand on his back to make sure he was breathing. he was completely fine! he is able to control his head and lift his head up and that eased my nerves a little. lol i looked things up about sids and if you have a fan going and the bumpers off or air able flow underneath it reduces sids. as long as they are able to get constant fresh air flow they are fine. 2-4 months is the biggest risk, after that it drops by more than half.

Alexandra - posted on 05/03/2010

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Honestly, despite what is recommended, my baby sleeps SO much better on his stomach. I've put him to bed on his stomach since he was 3.5 months old and he's been fine. He's always been healthy and I took the bumpers off his crib to keep the air flowing, not to mention both me, my boyfriend, and almost all of our siblings had been put to sleep on our stomachs as babies too...



I wouldn't worry about it too much, if you take the necessary precautions, I'm sure she'll be fine. I'm pretty sure I read that SIDS risk drops a lot after 6 months too...

Jennifer - posted on 05/02/2010

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SIDS is most likely to occur between 2 and 4 months of age, and 90% occur by 6 months of age.

Carly - posted on 05/02/2010

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Studies say if the child can roll on her tummy on her own she is perfectly fine to sleep that way. Rest easy knowing she is fine!

Amy - posted on 05/02/2010

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My daughter started sleeping on her front as soon as she could roll onto it! she did wake up and cry in the night a few times so i would have to go and roll her back over. Now she can roll both ways she sleeps on her back again but always ends up sleeping a weird way in the cot like sideways or the wrong way round so who knows what she gets up to in there. The only trouble I had with her sleeping on her front was she would always wake up wet cause the front of the nappy couldnt take all the wee :) Some baby mattresses are designed so that if baby sleeps face down on the mattresse they can still breath. I wouldnt worry about it too much. She will let you know if shes uncomfortable.

Jessica - posted on 05/02/2010

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Both mine sleep on their tummy. i cant stop them its how they prefer to sleep. just make sure u dont have pillows or quilts she can suffocate on. mine just sleep on a mattress with a sheet and seem to be fine!

Kristy - posted on 04/30/2010

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My little girl is almost 8 months and the day she started rolling over ended her sleeping on her back. She does just fine. She rolls all over the crib. I wouldn't worry about and just let her sleep however she wants. Otherwise you will never sleep because you are always flipping her over

Karen - posted on 04/30/2010

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once they can roll you can let them sleep how they want...unless you want to be flipping them back every 10 minutes...my son has been a tummy sleeper since 5 weeks - they're going to sleep how they are comfortable, just like we do.

Brandi - posted on 04/30/2010

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My daughter does the same thing... I have always put her on her back to sleep but now, it's all about the tummy... I have heard that if they are able to roll over with no problem that it is ok for them to sleep on there tummy...I personally don't see anything wrong with leaving her on her tummy if you are comfortable with it... I check on my daughter before I go to bed then in the morning when I get up....So far so good....

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