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adjroberts 11-13-2012 10:58 AM

tummy sleeping
How old is old enough? I know back is best, but my seven month old ALWAYS rolls over to sleep on his stomach. I roll him back over and he either immediately rolls back onto his tummy or wakes up.

KelseyH 11-13-2012 11:01 AM

What I read and researched said that when babies are strong enough to roll over, they are strong enough to support themselves sleeping on their tummies. We always put my son to sleep on his back, but if he rolled over we let him be.

sandrc 11-13-2012 11:02 AM

If he's rolling on his own let him be. With mine they wouldn't sleep on their backs so they were on their tummies from the day we came home

adjroberts 11-13-2012 11:20 AM

Thanks for replying. I have been researching it online and so far there is nothing that says he absolutely shouldn't sleep on his stomach. I just wanted some reassurance that other babies have done it and been fine. Lol

Shimpie 11-13-2012 11:23 AM

Re: tummy sleeping
Do a search for tummy sleeping under the Parenting sub-forum. Lots of mamas have posted about their tummy sleeping babies here. Mine was one of them. Neither one of us would have gotten any sleep otherwise.

adjroberts 11-13-2012 11:28 AM

Ok thanks!

my2sweets 11-13-2012 12:33 PM

When they are strong enough to roll themselves over they can then safely sleep however they choose.

thoennes6 11-13-2012 12:52 PM

Re: tummy sleeping
My ped told me that if they can roll themselves to their tummy then they were strong enough to turn their heads from side to side on their tummy and it was fine to let them sleep that way.

KaleidoscopeEyes 11-13-2012 02:08 PM

Re: tummy sleeping
my NB is a tummy sleeper. she WILL NOT sleep on her back at all except in her carseat. she can already lift her head up when on her tummy so im fine with it. both my boys were tummy sleepers as well

abunchoflemons 11-13-2012 02:25 PM

Re: tummy sleeping
We tummy slept from beginning. My 22nd loved tummy & I watched.. she never absolutely never face planted & doc said when they roll over its over at trying to keep them on back anyway....but odd has it she will sleeep on back now. My oldest loved back & tummy time was torture but she now sleeps on

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