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Tummy Sleeping

I can not get my daughter to sleep on her back without being held. No matter how long I hold her once I lay her in her bed on her back she is awake, but if I lay her on her tummy she sleeps very well. She is almost 3 months old. Anyone have any suggestions.

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Asked by mommy806209 at 12:29 AM on Apr. 29, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • theres nothing wrong with her sleeping on her tummy. just make sure that the mattress cover (or whatever she sleeps on) is nice and snug so theres not any extra fabric bunching by her face

    Answer by llansky at 12:33 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • I agree with the first poster. I was so paranoid I made my boys sleep in their backs but they were comfy that way and to this day are on their backs. I, still sleep on my stomach...but I was born in the olden days!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:38 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • Mine wouldn't sleep on her back - not even when held. By 2 weeks I gave up and let her sleep on her tummy.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 1:07 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • you can try a sleep positioner and see if that helps her feel more secure. Be careful with the tummy tho, i=f she is tired she may not be able to mopve her head enough to get it out of the matress kwim? My first son slept on his tummy too but my 2 week old does fine on his back.

    Answer by Bearsjen at 1:26 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • My son was the same way. Just be sure to keep her on a firm mattress with no thick blankets, pillows, bumpers, or stuffed animals. Check on her frequently.

    Answer by musicpisces at 2:03 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • My sons both slept on their tummys through infancy

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:04 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

  • All three of mine were tummy sleepers from the get go. My oldest went from sleeping 10 minutes at a time to sleeping for three hours.

    I didn't even mess with it for the other two...they went right to their tummies.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 4:45 AM on Apr. 29, 2009

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