User - posted on 07/19/2012 ( 2 moms have responded )
My son is 7 weeks old. He goes to bed around 10 pm, sleeps until either around midnight or 2:30 a.m. (only a few times a week), and then up again around 4:30 or 5 for the last feeding. When I put him on his back after the 4:30 or 5 a.m. feeding, he gripes, groans, and makes awful gurgling sounds unless I flip him over onto his stomach. He will then sleep for a few hours straight if I do that. My question is, if his crib seems pretty safe, is it okay to leave him on his belly to sleep for a few hours? There are no blankets, pillows, or stuffed animals in his crib and the sheet is fitted and tight, and he is obviously still in our room at night. Do other moms do this? You get a little desperate after hearing them gripe and groan and be distressed on their backs. Thanks!