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Why must baby sleep on back on flat surface Tori *Goth mama* 1 child; Glendale, Arizona 615 posts
2nd Aug '10

I keep seeing things saying babies should sleep on a flat surface on their back. Why? She loves to sleep in her bouncer all the time and crap and is fine so what's the purpose of reducing SIDS just by sleeping on their back on a flat surface. I'd think it's more dangerous especially when she spits up I'd think it'd make her more capable of choking.

milf and c00kies ツ 33 kids; San Clemente, California 24501 posts
2nd Aug '10

Fuck that rule!



I NEVER NEVER NEVER place Dylan flat on his back.
The ONE time I did, he spit up and gravity brought it back down and he was choking.



I was JUST about to fall asleep too, if I had been sleeping already, he would NOT be here.



I will NEVER place him flat on his back.
I always have him a tad bit tilted to his side or completely on his side.
We co sleep though, so he's more than likely on his side or tilted somehow.

user banned Virginia 25418 posts
2nd Aug '10

I don't know about this crap anymore.
I've always heard that if you're worried about SIDS you can let them sleep in a carseat or a bouncer. I know they shouldn't lay on their tummy because of the extra pressure on the chest, but idk anymore. But if they are on their backs, they will usually just push the spit out of their mouths with their tongues or tilt their heads to the side.

LumpySpacePrincess 2 kids; New Zealand 17060 posts
2nd Aug '10
Quoting Oompa Loompa Died [FAT]:
John Mayer. 2 kids; Modesto, California 21992 posts
2nd Aug '10

I'm not sure exactly why it's like that, but it is proven it helps reduce the risk of SIDS, so I do it.



If your baby has a problem with spitting up, place a pillow or something under the crib mattress.

P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
2nd Aug '10

Cylus has pretty much always slept with a wedge or with me. He never slept flat on his back after he was a few weeks old and even then he was in bed with me most of the time. /shrug. The wedge was a life saver though. He loves his wedge. He still has it on his big boy bed too.

milf and c00kies ツ 33 kids; San Clemente, California 24501 posts
2nd Aug '10
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P3RvYmCp3rv 2 kids; Carlyle, Illinois 11904 posts
2nd Aug '10
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♀NoBoysAllowed 19 kids; San Diego, California 51862 posts
2nd Aug '10

My daughter slept on her back until she could roll over. She always had her head to the side, though. She won't sleep on her back, now.

Your Mother. 1 child; Palm Bay, Florida 2439 posts
2nd Aug '10

My son sleeps on his side. Sleeping on his back is a no go for us. Plus he refuses

milf and c00kies ツ 33 kids; San Clemente, California 24501 posts
2nd Aug '10
Quoting Cylus's Mommy:
John Mayer. 2 kids; Modesto, California 21992 posts
2nd Aug '10
Quoting Oompa Loompa Died [FAT]:
milf and c00kies ツ 33 kids; San Clemente, California 24501 posts
2nd Aug '10
Quoting Keyboard♥Warrior:
John Mayer. 2 kids; Modesto, California 21992 posts
2nd Aug '10
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Carters mama <3 Due February 19; 1 child; Portland, Oregon 4912 posts
2nd Aug '10

I think that rule is stupid.Carter always spit up when I put him on his back, so I put him tilted on his side. Now he screams and won't sleep unless I put him on his tummy :/



Oh but when he was a newborn he had like a gurgly throat and it said to let him sleep in his carseat/swing/bouncer,so in sure it's fine.