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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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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Re: Back to sleep, or not?

halo swaddle sleep sacks on their backs until they rolled. once rolling they choose belly sleeping
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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?
I've been worried about but after 7 weeks of letting my dd sleep on my chest I'm done and I am going to let her sleep on her tummy. She has reflux and I'm not going to fight it.
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My oldest was back but my second only tummy.
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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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