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Belly sleeping vel2n 2 kids; Houston, Texas 19948 posts
20th Nov '11

My daughter is 4 months old and will only sleep soundly when she is on her belly. I only let her sleep on her belly during the day when I can keep an eye on her, which means no sleep for me at night. We BF and co-sleep at night, which is the only way I get ANY sleep. I don't want to let he sleep on her belly and I'm out of ideas. Guess I just needed to vent more than anything...

godlovesugly ♥ 1 child; Grand Rapids, Michigan 1428 posts
20th Nov '11

Its okay for her to sleep on her belly! Do you have a positioner?

vel2n 2 kids; Houston, Texas 19948 posts
20th Nov '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting godlovesugly ♥:</b>" Its okay for her to sleep on her belly! Do you have a positioner?"</blockquote>



Nope, positioners are dangerous. And belly sleeping isn't recommended either, makes me nervous to let her :(

The Master 2 kids; Perth, Australia 19989 posts
20th Nov '11

my son is the same and I was told (on BG actually) that if he's strong enough to roll and lift up his head then he's fine on his stomach.

jvkjhvgugy Ohio 520 posts
20th Nov '11

I let my 3 month old son sleep on his belly on his boppy pillow since day one & he does great

vel2n 2 kids; Houston, Texas 19948 posts
20th Nov '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting ~*Dean's mama*~:</b>" my son is the same and I was told (on BG actually) that if he's strong enough to roll and lift up his head then he's fine on his stomach."</blockquote>



She can roll from stomach to back but not back to stomach. She has been lifting her head up well since birth. It just makes me so nervous.

vel2n 2 kids; Houston, Texas 19948 posts
20th Nov '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting Caitlin N. Brecht:</b>" I let my 3 month old son sleep on his belly on his boppy pillow since day one & he does great"</blockquote>



That sounds awfully dangerous. Not sure I could risk that to get more sleep.



She gets so grumpy when she doesn't sleep though, which is why I let her belly sleep during the day.

user banned 1 child; Austin, Texas 10068 posts
20th Nov '11

Just keep doing what you're doing until she's able to roll freely.



It's a couple more months of no sleep versus a potentially dead baby.

jvkjhvgugy Ohio 520 posts
20th Nov '11

My doc told me it was good for him since he has horrible acid reflux she said he needs to be at an incline when he sleeps or he will chock on his vomit<blockquote><b>Quoting vel2n:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Caitlin N. Brecht:</b>" I let my 3 month old son sleep on his ... [snip!] ... that to get more sleep. She gets so grumpy when she doesn't sleep though, which is why I let her belly sleep during the day."</blockquote>

vel2n 2 kids; Houston, Texas 19948 posts
20th Nov '11

<blockquote><b>Quoting PoorLittleSadSack:</b>" Just keep doing what you're doing until she's able to roll freely. It's a couple more months of no sleep versus a potentially dead baby."</blockquote>



I completely agree. I just wish she didn't get so grumpy from not sleeping.