View Poll Results: How did/do you put your infant down to sleep?
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:30 AM   #1
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How did/does your infant sleep?

So we have heard of BACK TO SLEEP and I have always tried to practice it. My ODD never had any issues with this...but I KNOW that YDD would be a tummy sleeper. She will only sleep on my chest...on her tummy none the less..

So how did/do you put your infant down to sleep?

ETA: I allowed for multiple answers for those with more than one child!

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Old 02-10-2009, 10:35 AM   #2
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Re: How did/does your infant sleep?

my DD sleeps pretty much in whatever posistion she feels like. But I always lay her down on her back, she rolls around at night. Her DR says that once a baby is able to roll over then sleeping on their tummy is fine.
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Re: How did/does your infant sleep?

DS always slept on my chest (on his tummy!) for the first few weeks. Then we transitioned him to a co-sleeper thing next to our bed on his back. But as soon as he could roll over, he always slept on his tummy! Still does at 21mos
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:36 AM   #4
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I was taught "Back to Sleep" to avoid SIDS.
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Tummy sleepers all the way here. I had a reflux baby the first time who would choke on spit up but slept like a dream on his belly so that's what we did. DS2 startled awake so easily and was restless so by 5 days he was a belly sleeper also. We keep our house cooler, always use fans at night, have no other risk factors for SIDS and both were on super firm mattresses with no bedding or accessories in their cribs. Both have slept "like babies" since they were put on their bellies.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:44 AM   #6
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my DS slept on his back, my DD slept on her stomach (when they were infants) now they just go all over the place! lol
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:49 AM   #7
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Re: How did/does your infant sleep?

I always put all my boys down on their back, and once they were old enough to roll they could decide if they wanted to be tummy sleepers. I had a close friend who's baby died of SIDS (while co-sleeping, not putting baby on the tummy, just to be clear) and I was always terrified of tummy sleeping just because it's suppose to increase the risks.
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Old 02-10-2009, 10:53 AM   #8
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Re: How did/does your infant sleep?

I mostly put my son on his back, but then when he had awful reflux, we found that he slept better on his tummy. He then began to sleep on his side. And oh yeah, we co slept the whole time, which apparently increases the risk of SIDS.
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I voted both back and belly, and just for this baby. We bedshare, and ODS slept on his back or side. At almost 3, he is still a belly sleeper and has been since he could roll over. Jasper sleeps either way but sleeps better on his belly. I only put him on his belly to nap if I am putting him on the [firm] couch next to me, though, where I can see him. In bed, he sleeps on his back. Hates to be on his side and refuses to nurse side-lying unless he's on his back with his head turned to the breast.
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Old 02-10-2009, 11:07 AM   #10
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Re: How did/does your infant sleep?

DD1 slept on her back until she could roll over and then she was a tummy sleeper. DD2 sleeps on her side for naps during naps and on her back at night.
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