fliping over

Pamela - posted on 12/21/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )

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my 6 month old son started flipping over on his stomach but he don't always turn his head. how do i make sure that it's safe for him to do that

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Erika - posted on 12/22/2009

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ya..just keep loose stuff out of the crib...when they turn over on their own...just let them..it means their ready to do that..but keeps things away thaty they can smother themselves with

Bev - posted on 12/21/2009

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My oldest son has always slept on his stomach. Even when we were in the hospital. The first time he fell asleep in the hospital I kept trying to turn him over, the nurse came in and asked what I was doing. I explained the whole not sleeping on the tummy and she said it's ok.

When I got home I was determined to have him sleep on his back. We had a triangle sleeper holder. That didn't work, he wriggled out of it.

My son was a determined tummy sleeper!

I made sure that nothing was in his bassinet/crib, not even a blanket. Everything was fine.

I understand the nervousness. When he got to the point where he was sleeping through the night I would get up to check on him.

Now, 9 years later he sleeps with his face in the pillow. It's still annoying.

Tara - posted on 12/21/2009

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I would make sure that if he's flipping over in the crib especially that you don't have any loose blankets, stuffed toys, etc that he could roll over onto - that's the big worry is that the baby will roll onto/into something that is soft/squishy and it will block their airway. As long as he is on a relatively firm surface with nothing he can get his face stuck into he should be okay. My daughter did the same thing when she first started rolling over, but we never had any problems with it being unsafe as long as she was away from stuff that could cover her face.

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