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tummy sleeping M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1563 posts
30th Jan '13

i've read that it's bad to let your baby sleep on their stomach because it increases the chances of sids. my son is 3 weeks, but he only sleeps on his stomach when he's taking an hour nap on my chest. is that ok?

Blythe. 1 child; Indiana 22371 posts
30th Jan '13

DD slept on her tummy starting at a week old. It was the only way she could sleep. It is perfectly fine to let him sleep on your chest.

☼ M Due November 25 (boy); Clearwater, 528 posts
30th Jan '13

I let my son sleep on his tummy all the time. Just make sure you don't leave the room with them like that and they'll be fine :)

GrumpsMama 1 child; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 16113 posts
30th Jan '13

I rolled up a few receiving blankets and put them to each side of LO..to secure him and make sure he could not move from side position. I always felt like side was better for babies. Once he could roll around, front to back, I pretty much let him sleep however he wanted

twingals 2 kids; Ontario 600 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting Marissa[+1]:" i've read that it's bad to let your baby sleep on their stomach because it increases the chances of sids. ... [snip!] ... the chances of sids. my son is 3 weeks, but he only sleeps on his stomach when he's taking an hour nap on my chest. is that ok?"

On your chest is fine. If anything bad were to happen you would obviously notice it.

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1563 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting GrumpsMama.:" I rolled up a few receiving blankets and put them to each side of LO..to secure him and make sure he ... [snip!] ... felt like side was better for babies. Once he could roll around, front to back, I pretty much let him sleep however he wanted "

he only sleeps on his tummy when he's on me. during the night he always sleeps on his left side and now he has a bump above a soft spot.

mom2andrew&carter 18 kids; Leesburg, Florida 2159 posts
30th Jan '13

my lo slept on his tummy since the day he was born he wont sleep any other way. sids can happen no matter what way there sleeping. let him sleep the way hes comfortable

justwanttodelete Due July 23 (girl); Switzerland 1021 posts
30th Jan '13

for the first 7 weeks i slept on the couch with my baby sleeping on her tummy on my chest...she slept better on her tummy but i wanted to be able to keep an eye on her and i woke with the slightest movement. At 8 weeks she started sleeping on her side or tummy in the bed with me.

NewMommyXOXO 1 child; South Carolina 1183 posts
30th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Blythe.:</b>" DD slept on her tummy starting at a week old. It was the only way she could sleep. It is perfectly fine to let him sleep on your chest."</blockquote>




This!

M+1 1 child; Ballarat, Australia 1563 posts
30th Jan '13
Quoting mom2andrew&carter:" my lo slept on his tummy since the day he was born he wont sleep any other way. sids can happen no matter what way there sleeping. let him sleep the way hes comfortable"

Being a first time mom, i'm paranoid about everything, and want to do what is best for lo.