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Laying on tummy. Olga Lopez 3 kids; Houston, Texas 40 posts
18th Aug '12

My son will be 6 weeks on Monday and loves sleeping on his tummy. He sleeps all night and i have to wake him up in order for me to feed and change him if not he can sleep till like 7/8 in the morning.
He is able to keep his head up for a minute or two and turn his head side to side when sleeping on his tummy. How many of you sleep your baby's on their tummy and do u think its safe?

breathingchaos 1 child; Tennessee 882 posts
18th Aug '12
Quoting Olga Lopez:" My son will be 6 weeks on Monday and loves sleeping on his tummy. He sleeps all night and i have to wake ... [snip!] ... his head side to side when sleeping on his tummy. How many of you sleep your baby's on their tummy and do u think its safe? "


I personally won't let my daughter sleep on her stomach until she can roll over. A theory is that when babies sleep on their stomachs it's easier for them to suffocate face down in the mattress and I've also heard that their mouths are so close by the sheets they are breathing in the same air they breathe out and aren't getting enough oxygen. But I guess its' personal preference really.

Olga Lopez 3 kids; Houston, Texas 40 posts
18th Aug '12
Quoting breathingchaos:" I personally won't let my daughter sleep on her stomach until she can roll over. A theory is that when ... [snip!] ... are breathing in the same air they breathe out and aren't getting enough oxygen. But I guess its' personal preference really."

Yeah true, but i also get scared if i sleep him facing up he and if he spits up he can choke on it u know. One night i slept him side ways and when he woke up for feeding time he had rolled over. I was like omg.

breathingchaos 1 child; Tennessee 882 posts
18th Aug '12
Quoting Olga Lopez:" Yeah true, but i also get scared if i sleep him facing up he and if he spits up he can choke on it u ... [snip!] ... choke on it u know. One night i slept him side ways and when he woke up for feeding time he had rolled over. I was like omg. "


Babies actually have a reflex to arch their back and turn their head to the side if they're on their backs and spit up. I was worried about that too, my daughter has severe acid reflux and I was worried about the same thing.

My boys own my <3 2 kids; Florida 272 posts
18th Aug '12


NOT SAFE AT ALL



Erin Weyer 2 kids; Batavia, New York 283 posts
18th Aug '12

I slee my son on hs tummy for nap time but not over night. His OT encourages different body positions during nap time to encourage head lifting and rolling over. But I am psychotic about him sleeping in his own room away from me and i check on him all the time to make sure he is still breathing lol so I would drive myself more crazy if he were on his tummy over night.

Allissa Specht 35 kids; Essexville, Michigan 5437 posts
18th Aug '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting breathingchaos:</b>" Babies actually have a reflex to arch their back and turn their head to the side if they're on their ... [snip!] ... backs and spit up. I was worried about that too, my daughter has severe acid reflux and I was worried about the same thing."</blockquote>




My daughter was actually hospitalized several times because she quit breathing after throwing up on her back. So Idk. I ended up having to put my daughter on an apnea monitor. But I kept her on her back until she could pick her head up and switch it from side to side. (Which, she did almost immediately after birth I guess, and she rolled at two weeks so I guess she stayed on her back for about four months)

Olga Lopez 3 kids; Houston, Texas 40 posts
18th Aug '12
Quoting breathingchaos:" Babies actually have a reflex to arch their back and turn their head to the side if they're on their ... [snip!] ... backs and spit up. I was worried about that too, my daughter has severe acid reflux and I was worried about the same thing."

Thanks for the info i will start sleeping hi on his back again. I feel like a 1st timer lol i havent had a baby in 9 yrs and i forgot a lot of things. but slowly things are coming back.

breathingchaos 1 child; Tennessee 882 posts
18th Aug '12
Quoting Allissa Specht:" <blockquote><b>Quoting breathingchaos:</b>" Babies actually have a reflex to arch ... [snip!] ... almost immediately after birth I guess, and she rolled at two weeks so I guess she stayed on her back for about four months)"

Hm, idk either? It's in all texts I've read and the doctor told me as well. Maybe it depends on how much they spit up?

Olga Lopez 3 kids; Houston, Texas 40 posts
18th Aug '12

Thanks ladies for all the info.

Rebekah Garden x3 Due October 5 (boy); 33 kids; Fall River, Massachusetts 5223 posts
18th Aug '12

I have slept Brady on his tummy since he was just a week old. Although he was already turning his head from side to side. He is 5 1/2 months old and only wakes up once through the night. He still nurses though, He wont sleep any other way.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
18th Aug '12

DDs dr told me it's a survival instinct to turn your head if you can't breathe, even babies have it. They checked it at her first check up and she told me I could let dd sleep however she was comfortable (she's always preferred her stomach) but I wasn't comfortable with her sleeping on her tummy tell she could roll both ways.