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Old 10-26-2007, 01:00 PM   #31
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Unless my babies were on my chest, they were sleeping on their backs (until they were able to roll over). SIDS is too real for me to risk.

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Old 10-26-2007, 01:12 PM   #32
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My DS is 6 mo. and he sleeps on his stomach. Has since around 5 mo. He can roll over, crawl, etc. This is just how he prefers and he sleeps SO MUCH better. In fact, if we put him down on his back he will wake within 15 minutes screaming. We get HOURS of sleep on his tummy...and he wakes up happy. He still likes to be swaddled...so he's all bundled up on his tummy. He moves his head from one side to the other. He rolls over on his back and unswaddles himself whenever he wakes up.
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with my first I ate up all the different ideas and the back to sleep one along with it, but she was so uncomfortable so I slept her on her side, switching sides so he head wouldn't get uneven lol.

With my second she wanted to always be on her tummy, so thats what we did, with my third, we just put her on her tummy, although I did try her back, which didn't work. Babies just like the secure feeling, and I think their systems function better that way.

At first I was worried about doing it, but then after I saw my little newborn lifting her head and moving it around it eased my fears. Once they can move around it's normally okay to sleep them on their tummies
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Old 10-26-2007, 01:25 PM   #34
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Yes, I feel better that he is able to move his head. Infact, he has been in control of his head movement from early on, and he actually rolled over several times the first few days after returning home from the hospital. He hasn't done it much since so I don't know... I'm finding that he doesn't sleep longer on his tummy, but he is more sound and not tossing and hitting himself in the head, lol!

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with my first I ate up all the different ideas and the back to sleep one along with it, but she was so uncomfortable so I slept her on her side, switching sides so he head wouldn't get uneven lol.

With my second she wanted to always be on her tummy, so thats what we did, with my third, we just put her on her tummy, although I did try her back, which didn't work. Babies just like the secure feeling, and I think their systems function better that way.

At first I was worried about doing it, but then after I saw my little newborn lifting her head and moving it around it eased my fears. Once they can move around it's normally okay to sleep them on their tummies
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Old 10-26-2007, 03:13 PM   #35
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Re: Stomach Sleeping OK??

My nephew refused to sleep on his back. The second he would roll over in his sleep, he would wake up crying. He simply felt more comfortable on his stomach. I just kept a monitor nearby when he was sleeping (I babysat for the first 7 months of his life, and mom worked night shift, so he slept a lot of the time that I watched him), or checked on him every hour.

My son slept comfortably on his back until he was about 7 months old. Then he started to refuse.

I definitely do believe that putting babies on their backs to sleep reduces SIDS. Co-sleeping and other factors (like not smoking around your baby) reduce SIDS as well. Try to implement as many of the SIDS-reducing practices as you can while doing what is best for your baby. If he is not sleeping well and is cranky because of being placed on his back, put him on his tummy to sleep and just try to monitor him closely. I'm sure I'm in the minority here... but you gotta do what you gotta do!
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