why is my almost 10mth old all of a sudden want to sleep on her front?

Carly - posted on 08/15/2011 ( 23 moms have responded )

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my 9mth 3week old daughter has all of a sudden started sleepin on her front and is starting to push her dummy away when normally she loves her dummy. has anyone else's little one doing this?

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Allena - posted on 08/17/2011

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I have two kids and neither of them slept on their backs from the time they were born. They wouldn't sleep more then a few minutes if u placed them on their backs.

My son used a pacifier tell he was two. He never put anything else in his mouth and he also used it for a teething toy. My daughter who is 8 mos has never wanted a pacifier and she puts everything in her mouth. So I feel like everything else there is pros and cons to the pacifier.

Sherri - posted on 08/16/2011

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Sounds like is way more comfortable for her on her tummy. It is perfectly fine and quite normal.

2. if she doesn't want the pacifier take this opportunity to throw it away. Sounds like she doesn't need it anymore and better to get rid of it before it becomes an attachment, that you have to pry away from her at an older age.

Leonie - posted on 08/16/2011

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Yep normal I've got two and they both love sleeping on there tummies mostly with bum in the air! Both started around 10 months. Not sure about the dummy mine both still on theirs (2.5 years and 12 months) It is not a bad thing if she doesn't want it anymore will save you hassles later. :)

Katherine - posted on 08/15/2011

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It's normal for her to sleep on her stomach. This is about the age they figure out what's most comfortable.
Even better is that she's losing the pacifier. She may just give it up :)

Amy - posted on 08/15/2011

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Do you mean she's rolling onto her tummy and then falling asleep? If so there is nothing to be worried about once they can roll over you can let them be. My daughter started fighting the paci at about 7 months, we would give it to her and she would spit it out so we stopped offering it and got rid of them, we weren't going to keep offering her something she didn't want anymore.

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Carly - posted on 08/28/2011

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thank you everyone for commenting i was just a little worried about her turning over because my really young siblings that i looked after neva used to turn on their tummys. im glad she is giving the dummy up because now she only has it to get to sleep and sometimes she doesnt even need it then.

Pamela - posted on 08/19/2011

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If the child is choosing this position on her own...RESPECT her right to sleep in the position most comfortable for her. The fact hat she is pushing away a toy that no longer interests her is nothing to become alarmed about at all. Children are just as easily bored as adults, it's a human condition.

When I was a mother of newborn children we were taught to lay a child on it's stomach to sleep. Then somewhere down the road the trend changed due to someone's FEAR and they started teaching new moms to put their children on their backs. Obviously your child is intelligent enough to know how she wants to sleep. Allow her that right.

Kelly - posted on 08/18/2011

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Don't worry. My 27 month old has been flipping onto his stomach to sleep since he was 4 months old. He sleeps better that way and feels more comfortable.

Jenni - posted on 08/17/2011

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It is safe now for your child to sleep on her tummy as she can pull herself up. You child is giving signals that she no longer requires the dummy because she feels safe, confidient and secure in her environment. Our child did this so every nap time we would remove the dummy once it has fallen out and hide it from her view. In the end she forgot about it and we have never gone back - I found it the other day when clearing a cupboard lol. Follow what she wants and you can't go wrong - yet always leave it hidden just in case!

Diane - posted on 08/17/2011

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babies change every day, enjoy them while they are little, they grow up way too fast,new things will come and go just enjoy!!!

Trisha - posted on 08/17/2011

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mayb she find it more comfortable.. i really wouldnt be worried about dis. .. shes old enough to roll onto her back again... we all like to try different positions to get comfortable n this 1 myt b hers :) as for the dummy if she doesnt want it dont force her because she might be at d stage where shes ready to giv dat up and if u keep givin it 2 her neway u mite hav a difficult time gettin it off her wen she is gettin 2 old for it.. hope dis helps :D x

Marva - posted on 08/17/2011

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Why post this behaviour on the subject of gay child.You are not making any sense at all.Are gay children born that way or are they made to become gay

Stifler's - posted on 08/17/2011

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Mine did and I just took the dummy away when he started chucking it out of the cot and never gave it back and no matter how you put them down by then they roll around anyway.

Cassandra - posted on 08/16/2011

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Mine slept on their tummies. Long before 9 months. Our doctor felt once they could roll over really well then just let them be. Why cause both of you to loose sleep continually rolling them back. Mine never used pacifiers.

Keri - posted on 08/16/2011

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She sounds like she's getting comfortable. I know I don't sleep in one position all night long. Regardless if she loves this dummy, once her body is relaxed she won't be gripping it tight through the entire night. Once she relaxes and lets go, if she moves any other way, it would likely push the dummy away.

Kellie - posted on 08/15/2011

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Lol Marina my 9 month old sleeps the same way! She's also been sleeping on her tummy since she was 3 months Old and started rolling over :/ but like someone mentioned, it's fine for them to sleep on their tummies once they're rolling.

As for the dummy, I have no issue with them, not sure why people do, but if she doesn't want it she doesn't want it why force it?

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/15/2011

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My daughter sleeps on her stomach with her butt right up in the air.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 08/15/2011

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I agree, it is probably just more comfortable for her. And the binky thing? Man o man, if she could give it up on her own rather than having it until 3 1/2 almost 4 like my son....that is fantastic!

Elfrieda - posted on 08/15/2011

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First, this is great that she doesn't want her dummy anymore! Now you don't have to make a big deal of it when she's 3 and won't give it up! On the other hand, maybe she's just teething right now and it hurts her gums, and she'll want it again soon.

For the tummy sleeping, my son did that ever since he learned to crawl. (right around your daughter's age)
I think it's just comfortable for them, and it is cute to see the little bum sticking up in the air when they are asleep, isn't it? :)

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