My LO does not want to lie on his back

Anna - posted on 04/21/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Hi,



My 7.5 month old baby boy, would absolutely not lie on his back!

Ever since he was around 3 months or so, he started to turn to his side, then to his stomach, ever since then he only sleeps on side or stomach.

Even if I put him to bed, he turns straight away, when i try to change his nappy, he would not lie on his back, turns to his stomach straight away, when i try to hold him to make sure i put the nappy on correctly he screams so much, as he wants to turn to his stomach!

When we go to baby pool, and we need him to be on his back, he screams so loud and starts to cry, as he wants to turn to be on stomach or to sit.

I just wonder if its just the fact that he likes so much to be on his stomach, or there could be something wrong and he does not feel comfortable to be on his back?!

has anyone had this issue?

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Anna - posted on 04/22/2013

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yeah, I gave up, he must have twisted like 50 times, so I had to do it in another position :) not that talented if I could not make him stay still, he is ready to explore the world and no time to change nappy :)))

Ev - posted on 04/22/2013

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Anna-

You seriously got the little one changed in sitting position? I was never that talented.

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Anna - posted on 04/22/2013

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Thanks Evelyn for your comments, at least i know its natural :) yeah i know re changing, i sing all the time, and try to distract him, otherwise, i have almost mastered changing in a sitting position :)

Ev - posted on 04/21/2013

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It is natural for little ones like this to not want to lay on their back when awake and playing and doing what little guys do. They do not like to lay down on their back when they are able to sit up and do things and play. As for at night to sleep, by this time he is going to end up on a side or tummy because he can move more. Its almost impossible to force the laying on the back to sleep. As an young infant, yes, laying on the back is important but as they grow they are going to do what comes naturally. As for the changing, you are going to have to distract him with a toy or something so you can do it.

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