View Poll Results: Did your kids go "Back to Sleep"?
Yes, my kids always slept on their backs. 19 22.89%
My kids slept on their sides. 6 7.23%
Tummy sleepers, here! 14 16.87%
They slept in the position they were happiest (back, side, or tummy) 44 53.01%
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:33 AM   #1
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My new DD will only sleep by herself on her tummy. If she's not on her tummy, in her bouncy seat, or being held, she wakes up after 5 minutes. At first I thought she was spoiled already, but seriously, how can a 2 week old be spoiled? Now I'm thinking maybe she has tummy issues. What about your kids? Did they sleep on their backs? I know the "Back to Sleep" campaign is huge right now, but I'm ready to say if she wants to sleep on her tummy, let her sleep on her tummy, kwim?
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Old 09-21-2012, 11:47 AM   #2
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We always did back to sleep. To me, it wasn't worth the risk, and I would never forgive myself if something happened. I know everyone doesn't feel the same, and that's ok. Part of the problem is tummy sleeping keeps their arms and legs 'contained' so to speak, whereas on their back they flail. Both my DD's did much much better with a swaddle blanket, it gives them that 'cuddled' feeling they have in the womb. That being said, both my girls just had trouble sleeping anywhere but mommies arms until closer to 6 weeks. Good luck!
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My kids slept however they were happiest. And we bed share.
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Mine both scrunched up onto their sides when they were sleeping by the time they were two weeks old, so I left them that way.
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Mine both scrunched up onto their sides when they were sleeping by the time they were two weeks old, so I left them that way.
This. We also did a Summer Infant SwaddleMe until he started rolling over completely... Then we thought it was more dangerous to have his arms/legs bound up, so we just started wrapping with a receiving blanket. He slept exclusively on his tummy probably around 4-5 months, and whenever he would decide to roll over before that. I didn't intentionally put him on his tummy, but never moved him out of whatever sleeping position he chose.
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My girls slept on their backs. Not worth the risk to me! However, most of my friends kids slept in bouncers, swings, ect for months. I much rather havr a kid in a swing or simething then on their bellies
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I'm so paranoid about SIDS that DS only sleeps on his back, HOWEVER when he was in the NICU he slept on his stomach as a lot of NICU babies do. I had a NICU nurse tell me that they breath better while sleeping on their stomachs. Go figure!
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I'm so paranoid about SIDS that DS only sleeps on his back, HOWEVER when he was in the NICU he slept on his stomach as a lot of NICU babies do. I had a NICU nurse tell me that they breath better while sleeping on their stomachs. Go figure!
That is very interesting! I wonder why they think sleeping on backs is better?
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I'm so paranoid about SIDS that DS only sleeps on his back, HOWEVER when he was in the NICU he slept on his stomach as a lot of NICU babies do. I had a NICU nurse tell me that they breath better while sleeping on their stomachs. Go figure!
I asked the nurses about this because I freaked out when I saw my son sleeping on his tummy and they told me that it was ok becausenthey had an alarm system on him so nothing would happen. She said it gave my son rest and helped his lungs heal, but by the time he left, he should sleep on his back and be strong enough to.
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I asked the nurses about this because I freaked out when I saw my son sleeping on his tummy and they told me that it was ok becausenthey had an alarm system on him so nothing would happen. She said it gave my son rest and helped his lungs heal, but by the time he left, he should sleep on his back and be strong enough to.
Exactly. Yes, tummy sleeping puts them Ina deeper, restful sleep. Much like alot of adults. But anything done in hospitals, we must remember they are MONITORED. And I'm a hard core stomach sleeper. Yet, pregnant, I manage to get rest as I adjust to my side.
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