I know that you should not put your baby to sleep on their tummy's because of SIDS. I always put my baby to sleep on her back in the crib. However, she gets an upset tummy a lot and sometimes the only thing that soothes her is laying her on her belly. I have let her sleep that way during nap time, but I watch her the whole time to make sure she's still breathing. If I put her on her back during nap time she sleeps for about 20 minutes, and then spends the rest of the day being cranky.
Has anyone else gone through this? Any advice on how to get a tummy sleeper to sleep well on their backs?
Answer by onyourterms at 8:59 AM on Mar. 31, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 9:21 AM on Mar. 31, 2009
All 4 of our babies slept on their tummies. They just weren't able to sleep on their backs. They were constantly having that startle reflex going on and just couldn't sleep well. Babies slept on their tummies for years before they suggested that it was a possible cause of SIDS and even after this big "Back to Sleep" movement, it is still as prevelent, so I didn't worry about it. Even in the NICU, they had my preemie baby on her tummy to sleep.
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