sleeps on tummy

Sabrina - posted on 02/09/2010 ( 211 moms have responded )

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My son is 3 1/2 weeks old... he will not sleep on his back. I lay him down on his back and within 5 min he is screaming and fussin. I pick him up and he falls asleep within seconds, during the day when he falls asleep on me or daddy we lay him down if we put him on his back same thing, if we put him on his tummy he will sleep for hours, I am scared to put him to sleep on his tummy at night and I end up not sleeping well either way, either I am up with him because he wont sleep or i am up every 30-45 min to check on him and make sure he is breathing. am I crazy? is it safe for him to sleep on his belly?

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Denise - posted on 02/11/2010

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DO NOT put that baby on his tummy to nap or sleep. Since The American Academy of Pediatrics recommended to put baby on back to sleep in the 90's the amount of SIDs deaths have decreased from 8000 a year to 2500 per year. The highest risk time for a baby to die of SIDs is from 2-6 months. Once baby can roll over on his own, then he can sleep on his tummy. Just because it didn't happen to others below doesn't mean it can't happen. Sometimes we feel untouchable, like "it won't happen to me." Tell that to the dozens of couples I sit next to every month at my monthly SIDs Support group meeting. Is it really worth the risk, just to not have a crying baby? Explore other options, like the book "The Happiest Baby on the Block"... loved that one!

ALSO< Monitors do not protect against SIDs, they will only protect against apnea. Once a baby's body shuts down from sids and sets a monitor off there is nothing you can do. If and only if the baby can be brought back, they will have already suffered sever brain damage. There have been doctors who have had their own babies die of sids and could not bring them back to life. So, don't think that monitors can protect your child.

Sorry, I am not trying to be harsh, I am just really passionate about the subject being that my daughter passed away Dec 29th 2008 and I now have many friends who have lost babies to SIDs. There are many other things you can do to lower the risk factors. We can't pin-point which babies are of higher risk for sids, but we can lessen the risk factors to protect our babies the best we can. For example, no bumper pads or loose blankets, etc. in the crib (to keep baby from re-breathing their own carbon dioxide which is a risk factor.) Knowing what I know now, I could never put my child in danger, because I KNOW it CAN happen to me. Read more here if you are interested: http://www.sids-pa.org/SIDS-EDUCATION-QU...

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Hi Sabrina. My two year old started sleeping on his belly at 3 weeks. I was having the same problem as you. He just loved sleeping on his tummy. I also have a 3.5 month old who's also been sleeping on her belly since she was 3 weeks. My sister has 3 children and all of them slept best on their belly. If your baby loves it, I really don't think that you should beat yourself up over it. Sometimes you have to listen to your baby instead of the advice in books and websites.

Alicia - posted on 02/12/2010

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Hi, I have just read some of the answers to your question. Is it safe to let my 3 week old sleep on his tummy? There are people saying that their baby slept on their tummy and now they have a healthy 3 year old. Well they are the lucky ones. SIDS say definetely not for a good reason. My 9 month old slept on his tummy as soon as he could roll and I was paranoid so I purchased one of those angel monitors that someone mentioned so it would alert me if he stopped breathing. Well it did alert me that he had stopped breathing but it was too late. He was dead. do NOT let your baby sleep on his tummy. He WILL get used to it and you would rather have sleepless nights because he is screaming rather than not breathing. I have gone on to have another 3 children after him and they have all slept in grow bags on their backs until they are 1 and they are healthy. And he was my 2nd child. So out of 5 children my tummy sleeper died so parents PLEASE be careful. Babies are so fragile and too precious.

Susan - posted on 02/10/2010

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Let him sleep on his tummy. Both my boys did (that's what you did when they were babies) and have both managed to make it into their 30's. In fact, #1 son refused to sleep on his back and flipped himself over in the hospital nursery. Drove the nurses crazy! I'm a firm believer in it. I don't like the idea of them sleeping on their backs because if they spit up, there is always a chance of them choking (our pediatrician told me that). A normal, healthy baby will have the natural instincts to keep their heads in a position that won't cause them to smother. Just make sure there is nothing in the crib that he can get his head wedged in and he should be just fine. All this business about what side they sleep on is just like the egg business. One day they're good for you, next day they're not, next day just the whites etc...These new fangled doctors make me crazy. They can't make up their minds about anything, and more often than not make new mothers paranoid, neurotic wrecks. If your baby is healthy and happy and sleeps well on his tummy, both of you will get your much needed rest. If you are still worried, invest in a monitor. The more you fret about it, the less happy both of you will be.

Jessica - posted on 02/09/2010

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The experts say no, but My girl is 3 1/2 mo. and she won't sleep on her back either. we bought a stabilizer, swaddled her, and put her on her side, where she's slept fine every since, I will say though, she sleeps in bed with me so I can keep a close eye on her, but we've never had any problems. Also, when my parents were infants, they recommended all babies sleep on their tummies. SIDS is what they are worried about. If you don't like either answer, here is a 3rd alternative...I WISH I would have known about this when I first gave birth, but you could always try the miracle blanket. It makes baby feel snug like in the womb, and he's more likely to tolerate sleeping on his back. the website is https://www.miracleblanket.com/ Good luck!

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Hi Sabrina



My two boys slept on their back as babies too, I was concerned for their safety but they were fine. What helped me was to have a camera in their room and to be able to WATCH and more so HEAR them on a baby monitor, if you have one use it if not and you can afford to buy one it's a small price to pay for peace of mind.



All the best.

Veronica

Mum of 2 boys

NZ

Meagan - posted on 02/13/2010

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Hi Sabrina. My son has been sleeping on his belly since the day I brought him home from the hospital. He is 19 months old now and is just fine! Stop checking on him and get some sleep yourself!

Catherine - posted on 02/13/2010

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My pedi told us to buy the Angel Care Monitors when we had your same issue with our 18 month old twins! You will rest easily, although there will be false alarms that will scare the crap out of you!! Not sure if it possible to use it while he is in a pack n play??, but you will certainly be able to use it when you transfer him to a crib. Good luck!!

Avril - posted on 02/13/2010

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My son is a month old and he was the same way. I put him to sleep on his side using the wedge that elevates him and keeps him snug. he sleeps through the night with no problems. hope this helps.

Kelli - posted on 02/13/2010

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My 5 year old was the same way. I started laying him on his stomach at about 3 or 4 weeks also. I asked my pediatrician about it and he was very supportive. He told me that the studies show an increased risk of sids but that it is very minimal. He said his wife put their kids on their stomachs to sleep and he was fine with it. Do what you are comfortable with and then try not to stress! Enjoy that baby!

Mishel - posted on 02/13/2010

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both of my daughters slept on their tummies from the day I brought them home. They slept in a bassinet nest to my bed for the first 3 months so I slept well knowing they were right beside me & if I awoke ne time during the night & hadn't heard them stir for a bit I would just lightly place my hand on their backs (just 2b sure). SIDS is something to b careful about but the also say that babies who sleep in the same room as parents reduces the risk as well. My girls are 4 yrs & almost 5 months & they are just fine! Trust your gut & listen to your baby. Whatever works for the both of you is whats best for you!

Maureen - posted on 02/13/2010

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When my daughter was born in the 90's it was the whole thing about only on their side. On their tummies you had to worry about sids on their back you had to worry about choking, I used to put her on her side and she would always roll away from the rolled up blanket behind her back and sleep on her back. Finally I realized she was fine on her back and was able to sleep myself. Every baby is different, just do whatever is comfortable for them but be careful, maybe keep the crib next to your bed so you can wake up once or twice during the night to check hi/her

Christina - posted on 02/13/2010

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If you aren't comfortable with him sleeping on his stomach, try putting him on his side. All three of my children slept on their stomachs from about 3 weeks on. They are now 11, 7, and 5.

Barbara - posted on 02/13/2010

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Sometimes babies have headaches - if they have had a traumatic birth (forceps or ventouse) or just from a natural birth. Have a think about taking your baby to see a cranial osteopath to get him checked over.:-)

Tracey - posted on 02/13/2010

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My daughter would not sleep on her back ever because she had reflux. I warred with this condition for 6 weeks until i consulted my clinic sister about sleeping her on her tummy. She said I had to weigh up whether I could go without sleep until she outgrew the reflux (that was over 12 months) or just put her on her stomach and everyone get some rest. Out of sheer exhaustion I started sleeping her on her tummy and she was a much happier baby for it. She is almost 15 now and still sleeps on her tummy so it has always been her favourite position. I would also get your son checked out for reflux as there is lots that can be done to help if this is the case. It really comes down to a personal choice as to whether you will sleep him on his tummy. Remember that sleeping on their tummies is only one of the factors of SIDS...not a definite cause. I had to keep this in mind when deciding what to do. Hopefully better nights are ahead for you both :)

Jeannie - posted on 02/13/2010

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I know they now say that babies should sleep on their backs, but when my girls were little, they slept on their tummies. They did fine- they are now 28, 26 and 21. ;)

User - posted on 02/13/2010

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Well my son is now 5 months old and hes been sleeping on his tummy the whole time thats how he likes it. I think if they can lift there head from side to side its safe, just make sure the sheets are tight nothing in his face he should be fine.

Kaitlin - posted on 02/13/2010

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My son would only sleep on his tummy too. I was scared to at first, but he was comfortable and would sleep for hours. I never liked him sleeping on his back because he would spit up a lot when he was first born because of his formula and I was always afraid he wouldn't wake up and choke, but he is now a year old and doing great!

As for the checking up on him ever 30 minutes? Me and my boyfriend did the same thing. We lost so much sleep because we were worried about him, but he was always sound asleep. You're not crazy, it's totally normal!

Jenny Staal - posted on 02/13/2010

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With my third child I was way more relaxed and I found that letting my youngest sleep on her tummy was heaps better. She also slept with a dummy which some research says makes it very safe in regards of SIDS. I had lots of problems with all three of my babies and like you found sleeping on the tummy helped a lot. Wish I had done it with the other two.

I also have two sisters who had children a lot earlier than me, they were never told to put baby on the back for sleep. They had no problem. Bottom line is that sleeping on the tummy just increases the risk. If I had the energy for anymore I would defiently just let them sleep how the wanted.

My youngest daughter is 2 and half years now and still sleeps on her tummy.

Oh I think you can buy a sensor thing that they sleep on that will sound an alarm if they stop breathing

Kelly - posted on 02/13/2010

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my mum had 6 kids and we all slept on our tummies. my son sleeps on his back but when he was 2 or 3 weeks i couldnt put him down on his back at all without him waking immediately... my mum told me to sleep him on his tummy if that's what he wants, but to put something under the end of the cot to elevate him a little bit. This could also help him sleep on his back. Also my son gets awful cranky when he's put on his back if he's got wind.

Melissa - posted on 02/13/2010

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SIDS is a very unfortunate and undetermined way to die. There is really no actual cause. Years ago sleeping on the back is bad, now its the tummy. I honestly think they are just coming up with reasons. What exactly is so wrong with being on the tummy. If its suffocation then dont have blankets or toys in the crib. If its spit up then make sure they can move there head, cause honestly i would think that if they spat up on there back they would choke on it, at least that was the reason years ago, so why has that changed. Is it because SIDS still happens and now there saying its happening while babies are on their tummy, yet research years ago said tummy is better, so of course statistics are going to show more tummy sleepers have died. Its unfortunate that any baby dies, and i hope i will never have to go through that, but to completely blame it on being on the tummy i dont think is right. Meaning that we'll never know the actual cause of death. Im sorry to anyone who has ever lost a child. I dont mean any disrespect in my post.

Heather - posted on 02/13/2010

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My son is 16 month old and I've never put him to sleep on his back. Well, actually I tried it when he was newborn and he woke up instantly. He was on his tummy sleeping over 9 hours at just a few weeks old. Make sure there aren't a lot of blankets or sheets in there and you should be fine. I did a lot of research about it and there's nothing wrong with tummy sleeping. If swaddling him doesn't help him sleep on his back then you'll have to just miss the sleep by checking on him often. Also, ask your parents and other mothers, there are lots of tummy sleepers. Both my husband and I were, and my sister, so if you don't smoke and he's healthy then he should be fine on his tummy.

Sherrie - posted on 02/13/2010

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PUT THE BABY TO SLEEP ON THE BACK. I DON'T MEAN TO SCARE YOU EVEN MORE BUT I KNOW A FRIEND WHOSE BABY JUST PASSED AWAY FROM BEING PUT TO SLEEP ON THE BELLY! I HARDLY SLEPT WHEN MY LITTLE ONE WASN'T ABLE TO MOVE HER HEAD ALONE IF PLACE IN AN AKWARD POSITION. IT'S NOT A RISK ANY MOTHER SHOULD BE WILLING TO TAKE.

Susan - posted on 02/13/2010

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When I had babies 14-19 years ago they told us to only put them to sleep on their tummy and not on their backs...it is crazy how things change thru the years and people still survive:) Who knows when someone else will do a study and find out they were wrong...do what your instincts tell you!

Diana - posted on 02/13/2010

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all three of my girls slept on their bellies. I think it perfectly fine just make sure you don't lay him on a thick blanket or something like that. Keep it simple! Dont stress about him on his belly cause you will just go crazy. when he starts to roll over it wont matter either way. Most people will be totally against putting babies on bellies but it wasn't long ago when thats what dr. recommended. if babies were on their back and spit up then they choke on their spit up so dr. said not to lay babies on their backs. if he sleeps on his side well and that helps you not stress then do that. there are little pillow things at walmart that you can get to prop him up on his side a little. just do what you feel comfortable with.

Kaitlin - posted on 02/13/2010

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When I first had my son my pediatrician told me to put him on his back to sleep. HE HATED IT! It took him forever to go to sleep and he was up almost every hour. He was about 2 months old and my Mom came into town to visit. It was time to put him to bed so I laid him on his back and he started fussing. She came in and rolled him on his tummy and it wasn't five minutes later he was out....and he slept for hours! She said they change it every couple of years, simply b/c there is no known cause of SIDS, they assume it is the sleeping position. My Mom who is a registered nurse explained that laying them on their back is dangerous because if they spit up or vomit it is likely they will aspirate it into their lungs and choke. As long as there are no bulky blankets or toys in the crib and the sheet is pulled tight with no wrinkles it is fine to lay them on their belly. Our parents were laid on their bellies to sleep...and they're alive. Its fine. Also, if the baby is gassy or has stomach problems laying them on their tummy helps alleviate the pain and air bubbles in their tummy. They pressure feels good. Hope this helped.

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more then likely youas am infant was put to bed on your stomach & look you lived. Give the kid & your self a break & let him sleep like he wants!

Stef - posted on 02/13/2010

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My bub was the same so I compromised with a sleep wedge and put her on her side. She seemed content with this and I didn't have to worry about cot death etc and managed some sleep myself. It was a godsend and it also meant that she would go down anywhere when I had the sleep wedge as she associated being on her side with sleeping! I would swap which side she slept on each sleep to avoid a 'flat' head. Try it!

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My two children were the same way when they were infants. Their pediatrician told me that I should let them sleep on their tummy if that is the only way they woulod sleep. Both kids necks were strong enough to support their heads. I tried the wedges but they just squirmed out of them. Talk it over with your pediatrician to be sure, but as other moms have mentioned listen to your baby. No you are not crazy you are just a caring mom.

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My two children were the same way when they were infants. Their pediatrician told me that I should let them sleep on their tummy if that is the only way they woulod sleep. Both kids necks were strong enough to support their heads. I tried the wedges but they just squirmed out of them. Talk it over with your pediatrician to be sure, but as other moms have mentioned listen to your baby. No you are not crazy you are just a caring mom.

Angel - posted on 02/13/2010

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My 3 month old daughter wont sleep on her back either she sleeps on her stomach. she is the same exact way. i dont sleep because of it either. I def. dont think your crazy because its the same way here for me. :)

Kristi - posted on 02/13/2010

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Ok so here is my suggestion: try during the day to let him sleep on his tummy some but also try and lay him on his back and rest your hand on his chest/tummy. My son is almost 3 months old now and I have not had a problem with him sleeping on his back, but i did have a brother that died of SIDS on his one month birthday. The reasons that they tell you to have them sleep on their backs now is because there could be a nerve ending in the brain that does not process carbon dioxide the way that it should. Thus causing the baby to go into a really deep sleep and not be able to wake up. If you have a swing you should try swadding him and letting him also sleep in it during the day because that lets him get the same close tight feeling but on his back. My son is on a Dr's heart monitor that watches his heart beat and breathing because of family history and problems right after birth but I still have to sometimes put my hand on his chest to help him sleep. If none of this works then either buy one of the angel monitors or talk to your Dr about getting one through them, they are very effective and they will teach you how to use it and what to not really worry about it. Boys are at a higher risk for SIDS but the rate drops at 1 month 3 months 6 months and finally drops to 3% at 1 year. And yes i know that back when we were all kids they would say to put us to sleep on our tummies but after some years of testing they have found that backs are better. So there is a reason that we always go to the Drs for help I think that they know what there talking about. If you have any questions or just want to talk feel free to message me.

Sandi - posted on 02/13/2010

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I always laid my children on their tommys because thats how they liked to sleep and all six of them are healthy and happy now

Kristen - posted on 02/13/2010

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When my oldest was that old as well he slept on his tummy as well and now he is almost 13. Go ahead it is not a problem.

Esther - posted on 02/13/2010

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My daughter is 2 and half months old and she loves sleeping on her tummy. If she were to sleep on her back(every once in a while), since she's so sensitive to everything, she would wake up to the littlest noise. When I do put her on her tummy, she would lift her head, look around and play for a while, then suck her thumb and fall asleep. Also, she would sleep through the night(at most 6 hours) and every once in a while wake up during the night. My first son also slept on his tummy and my second son... well, he hated his tummy. lol.

I'd say, if he could lift his head very well with no problems, don't worry about it and you should really get your rest.

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all three of my kids slept on their tummy...or would put them on their side (with a rolled blanket behind them)....they are 21, 18 and 14 now.... everyone has a comfortable way to sleep, even babies!

April - posted on 02/13/2010

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My son would only sleep on his stomach and I was scared to death of SIDS, but that is the only way he would sleep. So I bought a SIDS monitor. I used that until I transitioned him to a big boy bed at age 3. It is a motion sensor that picks up movement, ANY movement including breathing. If no movement is detected for 20 seconds an alarm will go off. I swear by this monitor. It is made by Babysense, here is their website.

http://www.babysense.net/

You can buy them at Babies R Us and order them off Amazon.com. It was the only way that I was able to get a good night sleep. We never got a false alarm and it really works. If the ceiling fan is turned up to high and the baby is not in the crib, the motion sensor picks up the air moving over the mattress. The motion pads go under the mattress. You will have to get a thin piece of plywood and cut it to fit the mattress size, but it on top of the springs, put the motion sensors on the plywood and then put the mattress on. EVERY mom should have one of these monitors, especially premies. Good luck and hope this helps!

April

Magnolia, TX

www.freedom4moms.com

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Hi Sabrina!

My both kids felt more or less as if left somewhere in the desert in their cribs at first. I rolled a big blanket tight, and placed it to support a baby to sleep on the side - like a support to make a crib feel safer and a bit smaller than the bed really is. A little more space on the front of the body, and more support to the back. Like creating a feel as if on moms arms. But do be careful! The blanket must be placed so that the baby can breath easily if he rolls his face right to it. Sometimes a soft hat is ok and keeps the safe feeling. At that age they don't move that much anyway.

Little later on you just tie their own sleeping blanket close to their body- creating the close feeling. It's highly unlike that babies suffocate - the mattress has to be such that one can breath even if the face is attached to it.

Hope you understood what I ment - my English is not perfect anyway :).

Greetings and good luck with your baby - mine are big ones, already at school!

Tina - posted on 02/13/2010

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When I asked my parents and grandparents about back vs tummy, they informed me that the "expert opinion" on this has changed a couple of times! Babies will sleep best however they are comfortable and you should sleep better knowing your baby is comfortable too! If you are still uncomfortable letting him be on his tummy, you could try laying him on his side. To keep him in this position, tightly roll a small blanket or towel and put on each side of him; they sell wedges for this purpose, but the blankets tend to be much cheaper and can be used later.. All three of my girls slept best on their side as infants.

Stephanie - posted on 02/13/2010

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Both of my children were the same way...They are almost 6 and almost 3 now and they are fine. We were all put to bed on our bellies and we are all still here. With all the new studies it is a little scary. Especially with my second child I was worried because of all that they say about SIDS and stuff, but I would have gone crazy if my child wasnt sleeping because I wouldnt be sleeping.

Kara - posted on 02/13/2010

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Clear his crib of bumper pads and blankets and let him sleep on his tummy, my daughter was the same way and my nieces and nefews, 19-22 yrs old now were all put to sleep on their bellies. The important thing is to be sure there is nothing around his head that could cause him to re-breath air.

DeeAnna - posted on 02/13/2010

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I am an older mom, who had four children, all of which slept on their stomachs. This was before all the hipe about stomach sleeper though. Stop and think about how you hold your child while putting him/her to sleep - you cradle they on your chest - stomach down. Most everyone does this; therefore, it stands to reason that that is how they learn to fall asleep comfortably. My opinion is let they sleep on their stomachs that is the natural comfortable/comforting position. However, if you want them to sleep another way then you must train them to fall asleep that way and hold them in that position while cradling them to sleep. Hope this helps.

Judy - posted on 02/13/2010

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Hi. When I read ur article...I thought of my great-niece. She was the same way; would not sleep flat on her back. So, we came up with 'making a diagnal, pallet-type pillow (not too soft) surface', and laid her on it. Worked!! She wasn't lying totally flat, nor was she sitting up. And she Slept! Now....if u've spoiled ur baby - THAT is another story. I have 2 kids. My 1st kid - I held all the time. Well, not just me - every1 did. SO, when we 'd put him down - WAAAAAAAAA! Babies form habits just like we do. So, being held became a habit. So, my 2nd child - my daughter...I wanted 2 hold her all the time, but Nope! Anyhow, pls try the diagnal position with ur baby. I hope it helps.

Pauline - posted on 02/13/2010

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all of my children were placed on their belly's to sleep...if they were placed on their backs, and their arms moved slightly they would wake up crying, my doctor said sleeping on their backs is dangerous if they were to spit up in their sleep, they could choke on the spittel..i never put a pillow under their heads either...babies have a tendency to turn over in their sleep sometime....i am a greatgrandmom, times have changed and so have doctor's advice...lol

Cindie - posted on 02/13/2010

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For what it's worth... when my 5 kids were babies, they warned us NOT to let them sleep on their backs because they could choke on their spit-up! All of my kids slept on their tummies!

Cathy - posted on 02/13/2010

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both of my sons had the same problem one is now almost four and the other is 2 months. In the beginning I was scared as well so I slept on the floor or couch with them only to realize that they were mainly on their bellies cuddled to me. So I tried with nap time first with them on their bellies and both did fine. I watched them and they both were capable of moving their little heads side to side without smashing their faces into the mattress. When I told my dad the issues we had he said that both my sister now 37 and myself now 35 slept on our bellies and we did fine.

Cathy - posted on 02/13/2010

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both of my sons had the same problem one is now almost four and the other is 2 months. In the beginning I was scared as well so I slept on the floor or couch with them only to realize that they were mainly on their bellies cuddled to me. So I tried with nap time first with them on their bellies and both did fine. I watched them and they both were capable of moving their little heads side to side without smashing their faces into the mattress. When I told my dad the issues we had he said that both my sister now 37 and myself now 35 slept on our bellies and we did fine.

Crystal - posted on 02/13/2010

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my kids both did the same thing. i eventually just let them sleep on their tummys because i was the exact same way, sleep deprived. my boys are 3 1/2 and 2 years old and they still to this day sleep on their tummies, and i have never had a problem.

Dana - posted on 02/13/2010

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It is not crazy to check your baby at night, no matter what position he is sleeping in. After my 2nd son was born for the first 2 weeks we put him on his back, he wouldn't cry, but he would only sleep for a few hours. After putting him on his belly one night and he slept for 6 hours, I consulted a friend that also has 2 kids. She told me, that she put both her kids on their belly because that was the way they liked to sleep. My son is now 11 weeks and he sleeps all night on his belly, usually getting up to nurse at 5 or 6.

Kari Jane - posted on 02/13/2010

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My little boy is the same, right from birth he refused to sleep on his back. 20 or so years ago babies were put to sleep on thier tummies. My health visitor was great and suggested using a movement and sound baby monitor to put my mind at rest. These monitors work by alerting you if breathing/movement has lapsed for 20 seconds.

Kasey - posted on 02/13/2010

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i had the same problem when my daughter was a newborn... we found that she was getting gas pain that became more severe when she was on her back so that might be something worth looking into.. gas drops and tons of burping helped us out... i think we were actually burping her after every half ounce since she was very uncomfortable... the doctors recommended we kept her away from laying on her belly we tried everything possible... we had alot of nights sitting up with her sleeping on our chest or in her swing... and eventually she got better with it and we were able to move her to the crib once she fell asleep (praying that she didnt wake up and scream)... i think she was about 3- 4 months before she jsut slept on her belly all the time... some babies even that young know what is comfortable to them... and as far as checking on him a million times to make sure he is breathing, thats just a motherly thing... we all do it.. :)



good luck to you... and congrats on the little one...

Kimberly - posted on 02/13/2010

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We had the same situation with our 2nd son. He refused to sleep on his back, swaddled or not! We had a co-sleeper so I kept a vey close eye on him at night, but I would've done that on back or belly. He will be 2 in a few weeks. I was nervous too, but we all slept on our bellies and here we are! Trust your instinct and his :) Hapy sleeping for all!

DAWNAMARIE - posted on 02/13/2010

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I THINK YOU SHOULD LET HIS DOCTOR KNOW THAT CAUSE I NEVER HEARD OF THAT AT ALL. I REALLY DON'T LIKE THE SOUND OF THAT AT ALL. CALL YOUR DOCTOR ASAP AND ASK ABOUT THAT MATTER.GOOD LUCK!! INFORM ME ON WHAT THE DOCTOR SAY ABOUT IT PLEASE.

Matilda - posted on 02/13/2010

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please visit www.criedsids.org on how it is so important for infant to lay down on his or her back thank yoo so much

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