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What do you do? Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
3rd Apr '13

When your 6 week old flat out REFUSES to sleep on her back? I've tried to compromise and lay her on her side, but she flips over on her tummy almost immediately... :? I let her lay on her tummy on me most of the time, but it makes me nervous to do that when I sleep, as I'm a super heavy sleeper and move around like crazy in my sleep.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
3rd Apr '13

My 10 week old sleeps on his tummy.

Leash25 2 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1474 posts
3rd Apr '13

my 6 week old is the same way. he will not sleep on his back or side, only tummy. i just put him on his tummy most times... but i dont sleep hard when i sleep. but i barely get any sleep.

Sara Go 1 child; San Diego, California 866 posts
3rd Apr '13

Do you co-sleep or do you have a bassinet near by? My DS is 6 months old now and as of about 4 weeks would not sleep on his back at all. I had him sleeping in an Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper right next to my bed so I could check on him during the night.

Ladee+Grant+Lilly 2 kids; Tallahassee, FL, United States 19758 posts
3rd Apr '13

Both of my kids refused to sleep on their backs, EVER. They tummy sleep.

Colt's mommy 1 child; Moore, Oklahoma 20555 posts
3rd Apr '13

Let her sleep on her tummy. She can move her head by now if she needs to. You'll relax about it in a week or so.

_______Nope_________ 23772 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" When your 6 week old flat out REFUSES to sleep on her back? I've tried to compromise and lay her on her ... [snip!] ... time, but it makes me nervous to do that when I sleep, as I'm a super heavy sleeper and move around like crazy in my sleep. "


I put them on their back anyways. They got used to it eventually. It was hard, but it was worth it to me.



I don't think I could ever get over losing one of them to SID's knowing I "might" have been able to prevent it. As in, I'd always blame myself if it happened and I wasn't following the best prevention methods. I'm not saying it WOULD be my fault, but that I don't think I could ever not feel that way.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Colt's mommy:" Let her sleep on her tummy. She can move her head by now if she needs to. You'll relax about it in a week or so."


Yes, she moves her head like a pro, so I guess that should make me feel better! My son (5) slept on his tummy when he was a baby because he was a NICU baby and that's how they sleep in the NICU. But they didn't panic you over SIDS stuff as much as they do now!!! Lol.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting she nan igans:" I put them on their back anyways. They got used to it eventually. It was hard, but it was worth it to ... [snip!] ... the best prevention methods. I'm not saying it WOULD be my fault, but that I don't think I could ever not feel that way."


That's what I've been trying to do for the past 4 weeks since she started hating it and she just will NOT get used to it!!! I'll even lay her in my arms for like an hour, hoping she'll be asleep enough and used to being in her back, but then I put her down and she wakes right up.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
3rd Apr '13

Just let her sleep on her tummy. The one time I forced DD to sleep on her back she choked and stopped breathing. If she sleeps well on her tummy let her be and get some rest

Tracy B 1 child; Doncaster, United Kingdom 640 posts
3rd Apr '13

My LO like sleeping on his belly, I would wait until he had fallen asleep and then reposition him on his back. He did not really move around a lot when he was tiny, so he used to stay on his back the rest of the night.

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Jeeper:" Just let her sleep on her tummy. The one time I forced DD to sleep on her back she choked and stopped breathing. If she sleeps well on her tummy let her be and get some rest"


Yeah, she spits up a lot (like often and with great quantity... I think she might have a little acid reflux which is contributing to her hating being on her back), so that is a concern of mine, also. Every time I hear the tiniest burp, I jump up like there's a fire.. lol.

Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2287 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Asher and Haddie's Mommy:" Yeah, she spits up a lot (like often and with great quantity... I think she might have a little acid ... [snip!] ... on her back), so that is a concern of mine, also. Every time I hear the tiniest burp, I jump up like there's a fire.. lol."

Yep DD started teething early and had tons of drool. So she was asleep on her back and choked on her drool luckily I wasn't asleep yet and I noticed she wasn't breathing and flipped her over and cleared her air passage. I do not believe back is best

Kimmy Gibbler 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8039 posts
3rd Apr '13
Quoting Jeeper:" Yep DD started teething early and had tons of drool. So she was asleep on her back and choked on her ... [snip!] ... asleep yet and I noticed she wasn't breathing and flipped her over and cleared her air passage. I do not believe back is best"


Oh my gosh.. that is SO scary! :(

proudmom97 Due April 30 (boy); 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Colorado 752 posts
3rd Apr '13

Reflux babies like to sleep on their stomach for some reason. If there is nothing in the crib and she can move her head well then I'd just let her sleep on her tummy. My twins were tummy sleepers too due to the NICU and so was my first daughter. My second baby is a total back sleeper lol.