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is this okay?

my son is 8 months old, and he can roll over, and ive noticed at night he tends to roll over to his belly to sleep, and it makes me nervous, but if i roll him back, he gets fussy with me and then he rolls back to his tummy again. lol
he is a pretty heavy boy, he is only 8 months old, and he wieghs 25 pounds.
is it okay if i let him sleep that way? im just afriad he cant roll himself back over... i know he tilts his haed to the side to breathe, obviously, but it makes me nervous...

is he fine? at this age sleeping like that? am i being to paranoid?? lol


Asked by kiliki_malie at 12:07 PM on Aug. 25, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (8)
  • My daughter does this, I keep moving her back and she just ends up that way again and again, but she sleeps with her face turned, so she's breathing and her face isn't covered, so I let her sleep like that, I do check on her regularly.

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 12:09 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Mine were sleeping on their tummies from birth. He's rolling over to get comfortable. Let him be and let him sleep. Better a well rested baby than one who has been kept up all night because someone kept waking him up.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:08 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • There are rolls of pillow and material to help the child stay on his/her back/side, if you are that concerned! Talk with your pediatrician.

    Peace and Love

    Answer by ironkitten at 12:10 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • My 9 month old does this too. Everything I've read says to put them to sleep on their backs, but if they roll over it's okay.

    Answer by missanc at 12:15 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • Until the startle reflex dissipates most babies sleep more soundly either on their bellies or swaddled... my kids stayed swaddled for what seemed like forever... I know they make sleep positioners but they wont help babies not startle themselves .. so I guess your options would be let it be.. buy a sleep positioner, or a sensor pad ( although I think they make parents worry more), or try swaddling again. As long as he can turn his head though i wouldn't worry about it...


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:25 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • You're not supposed to swaddle or use a sleep positioner when they can roll over.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:27 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • once they're able to roll over its ok. GL!

    Answer by trl30 at 12:33 PM on Aug. 25, 2009

  • every pediatrician I talked to said If that's it was perfectly fine(swaddling) they dont roll when properly swaddled, many children stay swaddled 6-9m , at this age most can roll over... I never used a sleep positioner, just assumed their purpose was to prevent rolling


    Answer by Anonymous at 12:46 PM on Aug. 25, 2009