Samantha - posted on 10/03/2011 ( 23 moms have responded )
For a LONG time, I've read about, and been told that a baby sleeping on their back, is at less risk for SIDS. (a whole program called "Back to Sleep") With my older two boys, they were happier on their back's, so it was no problem. My daughter (July 24th 2011) HATES laying on her back. I lay her down just to change her diaper and the wining starts. I roll her onto her tummy, and she's fine. If I let her play on her tummy too long, she falls asleep...so I roll her onto her back. Less than 5 minutes later, she wakes up screaming and acts like she's trying to roll back over. I roll her over to her tummy, and she curls up and goes right back to sleep. :/ It's worse at night. So my motherly gut says let her sleep..and common sense says the hospitals and doctors wouldn't be so stern about sleeping positions unless it was really important.. so how do I explain to a 2 month old that it's not OK to sleep on her tummy, because the SIDS statistics say so? I asked her Doctor about it in case there was a problem with the back of her head or something (Maybe it hurt her to be on her back?) but she "checks out OK"...so I don't know what to do. :/ any ideas or advice?