4mths and rolling to sleep on his stomache

User - posted on 05/30/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My son has just turned 4mths and in the night without making any noise he is turning on to his stomach with his face flat down to sleep.. i am so so worried that he is going to suffocate..any ideas or suggestions would help???? thank u

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if it's really causing you a lot of anxiety you can get monitors that detect the breathing of baby from the movement in the crib - an alarm goes off if there is no movement for several seconds. i got one as a gift and it helped me feel a lot better when i first brought my son home... i think it would help me in your situation too, but he's not rolling in his sleep yet

Mandy - posted on 06/24/2009

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I actually put both of my girls on there tummys to sleep. It is funny because now my daughter which she will be 4 months friday I put her to sleep on her tummy and she rolls to her back. she is also doing the army crawl and scuting on her back. I asked my Dr. If it is ok for her to sleep on her tummy he told me as long as she is rolling over it is fine just keep an eye on her and also not to have anything in the crib not even the bumper unless it is the breathable ones. hope this helps

Karen - posted on 06/24/2009

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My little wiggle worm is doing the same thing! She gets mad when she turns over because she doesn't like it on her tummy, but if I roll her to her back, she just rolls to her tummy again. I just make sure there is absolutely nothing in her crib and let her roll all over the place. Just yesterday, I found her awake on her back after sleeping on her stomach ... go figure!

Diema - posted on 06/23/2009

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Hi Gemma,

My youngest is 4 months old as well. He's been sleeping on his stomach for the last two months. I talked to the doctor about it and she said the general concern is when their not able to turn themselves over. She said as long as he's able to move his had from one side to the other he should be okay but to make sure to check on him ever now and then.

Dayna - posted on 06/22/2009

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My daughter is 4 months also. When I lay her down to sleep, I always lay her on her back. But when I check on her, she is laying on her stomach. I would advise you to check on him periodically. If your sleep and you just so happen to wake up, check on him and make sure he is breathing alright. And if you could, position him right so it doesn't look like he's suffocating.

Megan - posted on 06/21/2009

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My little girl rolls over too scared me and my husband half stupid first time we found her on her tummy. Not sure what to do really but keep an eye on her...hope this has been some reasurance that your not on your own . take care:O)

Nicole - posted on 06/05/2009

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mine does the same exact thing..but she is always fine and even if i roll her back over she goes right back to her belly. i too get so worried and have to check on her once in a while because i get scared she will stop breathing..but i wouldn't worry too much as long as there aren't too many blankets or loose objects to get stuck on

Joyce - posted on 05/30/2009

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I have heard that if they roll over by themselves not to worry but you may try one of those baby supports that come up on each side which would make it hard to roll over. Just a thought. That would be scary for me too but my little one has yet to roll over all the way. He rolls to his side but he sleeps with me and stops when he gets to me.

Joyce - posted on 05/30/2009

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I have heard that if they roll over by themselves not to worry but you may try one of those baby supports that come up on each side which would make it hard to roll over. Just a thought. That would be scary for me too but my little one has yet to roll over all the way. He rolls to his side but he sleeps with me and stops when he gets to me.

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