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Stomach sleeping??? KECO 1 child; Ballwin, Missouri 26 posts
7th May '13

I have heard that putting you baby on his stomach to sleep increases the risk for SIDS. My son is 14 weeks on and is able to roll from his stomach to his back, but not from his back to his stomach. He is a very fussy baby and it is hard for him to take a nap. My mom put him on his stomach one day for a nap while she was watching him and he slept great. I am too scared to try it... any thoughts?

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
7th May '13

Some kids are just stomach sleepers. I waited until mine could roll over on their own but you have to make that call.

Kaleighshaleigh 3 kids; USA 5702 posts
7th May '13

My youngest ALWAYS sleeps on his tummy. I have a wonderful monitor that i put under my son's mattress, that detects his breathing, which helps me sleep well at night. You may be interested in getting one. AngelCare

jen black 2 kids; California 1884 posts
7th May '13

Can he move his head side to side. My daughter only sleeps on her stomach. I kept flipping her back over at first but I have up, that's just how she likes to sleep

*~AngelEyes~* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Memphis, Tennessee 10380 posts
7th May '13

I'd much rather my baby sleep on the side or belly. While they say belly sleeping "increases risk of sids" I believe back sleeping increases it worse bc if the baby spits up there's more chance of the baby strangling on it than if they are on their side or back. If lo sleeps better on his belly, let him. My first wouldn't sleep more than 45 minutes if he wasn't on his belly.

KECO 1 child; Ballwin, Missouri 26 posts
7th May '13

Thanks everyone... yes I have heard of AngelCare. I may just have to get one!