Jenny - posted on 01/30/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )
Now that my 6 month old son has mastered rolling over from back to front, he does this in his crib at night and buries his head completely face down into the mattress. I know there is no way to keep him from rolling over now, but the risk of SIDS scares me. When I go in to check on him, you can barely hear him breathing as his nose is totally engulfed by the mattress. Every time I roll him over onto his back, he is back on his tummy in a matter of minutes.
Has anyone else's baby done this, and if so, are they old enough to know to turn over if they are not getting enough air?
My best friend from high school's 3 year old brother died of SIDS, which I know at that age is extremely rare, but that is why this really bothers me.
I am not sleeping very well at night as I am always flipping on the monitor and going in to check on him.