can i put my 2 week old on his stomach?

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Michelle - posted on 05/13/2010

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my baby girl has slept on her tummy from a week old and still does now as it was the only way she seemed to settle, my mum says when i was born that was the doen thing, i was wary at first but she puts her head to the side when i put her down, so do what you thinks best

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Back to sleep... tummy to play.

Babies who are put on their tummies to sleep are twice as likely to die of SIDS. So don't put your baby to sleep on his tummy. IT'S NOT WORTH IT!!!

Here's a good website to refer to:
Clarifying Confusing Research Information About SIDS
http://www.sids-network.org/experts/resc...

Angela - posted on 05/14/2010

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They say back is best when going to sleep but it's the only way I could get my baby to sleep at that age unless I held him all the time then I got no sleep. Make sure baby does get some tummy time though !!! Back when I was born you were suppose to put baby to sleep on tummy and I turned out just fine and these days they say back in best for sleep, I am a mom to 5 kids and all my kids have never had any problems either

Valerie - posted on 05/14/2010

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This might be a helpful saying... Tummy to play, Back to sleep

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Nicole - posted on 05/15/2010

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My babies all slept on their stomach. When they were that little I propped them on their side alittle with a rolled up receiving blanket. All of my babies could hold their heads up and turn their heads from side to side. It's your decision. Congrats on your new little one!

Kelly - posted on 05/14/2010

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Tummy time is very important so I would reccommend it! It helps build their muscles so they can hold their head up & look around and eventually roll over, if they aren't stubburn like my son! haha He loves his tummy & his back & plays on his side, but for the life of me he will not roll over! oh well, his time will come!

Leslie - posted on 05/14/2010

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I agree with all the other moms who say tummy time is important for neck muscles to become stronger, but not to sleep. There was a huge campaign going on when my kids were babies that was called "Back to Sleep". There are many SIDS studies that show back is the safest for sleep. I decided that I wouldn't taked the chance, even though they preferred this position.

Joy - posted on 05/14/2010

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you can but watch highly for SIDS...they can move their face down and suffercate..sorry if i spelt that wrong i'm a true southerner..lol. i used to prop mine in this bouncy thing.. he loved sleeping in it..

Sam - posted on 05/14/2010

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@angela
yea thats the way my son is too he doesnt like to be put down when he sleeps we have finally got him to at least start sleeping in his swing

Kristin - posted on 05/14/2010

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I would definitely say get him to do lots of tummy time while he's awake and amenalbe to it. That way, if he prefers to sleep on his belly, he's developing those skills quickly. A sleep positioner can help for a little while as he works on using his arms to prop himself and turning. One of mine wouldn't sleep at all unless on his belly, but he also only slept on my chest for a while. The other, also a tummy sleeper, would sleep on his side with a positioner, but never on his back.



Hope this helps a bit.

Kristin - posted on 05/13/2010

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Are you talking to sleep or just in general? You should definitely be doing tummy time with him. I would just recommend that you not do it right after a feeding or when he's getting tired.

If it's to sleep, that is really for you to decide. You know what everyone recommends with regard to SIDS. But, you also know your sleep situation; like is baby in your room or bed, are you breastfeeding (seem to eat more often so awake more), etc.

Jessica - posted on 05/13/2010

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I would, but make it short periods of time and stop before your baby gets really frustrated and screaming...it is the only way from them to learn how to crawl, that and you don't want a big flat spot.

Jessica - posted on 05/13/2010

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tummy time is highly suggested, at any age. my daughter hated it and would start screaming the second you put her on her tummy, up until you rolled her back over. if she would have allowed us to give her more tummy time she would probably be crawling by now.

Jonna - posted on 05/13/2010

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Of course! You need to watch him but tummy time is good for the development of his neck and abdominal muscles. If you mean to sleep, doctors will tell you no, but i have had babies that would ONLY sleep on their tummy's. I bought a monitor off ebay that attached to their diaper so if they had a problem breathing a loud alarm would go off to wake me up. It was a bit spendy (around 200 dollars) but for peace of mind that my baby was ok, it was worth it. Good Luck

Kara - posted on 05/13/2010

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Yes. Tummy time is very important when it comes to building up neck muscles. I would say put him on his tummy as much as he will allow you to. Don't have him sleep on his tummy though, not until he is able to roll over and control his arms and neck by himself. My daughter didn't start sleeping on her tummy until she was able to get there and back to her back on her own.

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