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how do you keep a sleeping baby from rolling onto their belly?

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Asked by bamamomma439 at 4:24 PM on Mar. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i don't think you can...i mean if they're gonna roll, they're gonna long as they're still breathing and can move their head if they're not getting any air, etc. then the baby should be fine.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:33 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • i'm not sure.. i have that same problem as well.. mine learned to roll over at 3 months O.o. and kept rolling over (in her sleep) at 5months.

    IF nothing works (i.e. swaddling, positioners, etc.) i'm afraid there isn't much you can do, other than make sure there isn't anything in her crib (like stuffed toys, wrinkled blankets, pillows, blah), and keep an eye on her as much as you can. watch her breathing. **if its cold.. dress your baby warmly and do not use blankie, that's kind of a hazard.

    mine still sleeps on her tummy.. she's almost 11 months now.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:40 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • The doctor told me that when they start rolling over to their tummy while they sleep, to let them be. Just keep their crib empty, no toys, no bumpers, no blankets.

    Answer by my_three_sons at 4:59 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • If they are rolling over on their own then it is safe for them to sleep in any position. Just make sure the crib/sleeping area is clear of anything they can bury their face into.

    Answer by kimberly1981 at 5:13 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • I'd always heard if they can roll, it's not a good idea to swaddle or use a positioner any more.

    I'd let her sleep...because if you're going to keep trying to roll her back over, neither one of you is going to get any sleep.

    Take it for what it's worth though...mine slept on their tummies from the day I brought them home.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 5:57 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

  • Nothing, if she can rollover let her be.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 6:04 PM on Mar. 28, 2009

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