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At what age, if ever, did you start letting you baby sleep on his/her stomach?

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jennifercalling

Asked by jennifercalling at 8:30 AM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I never put my son to sleep on his stomach but if he wants to sleep on his stomach I let him but I always lay him on his back and let him decide what position he wants. He normally stays on his back or has recently been rolling to his side.
    usmc0351wife

    Answer by usmc0351wife at 8:32 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • When I was able to see her lifting her head up, they start to toss and turn in their cribs. Basically when their backs are strong enough for walking. So I would say around 9 months or up to 1 yr. I hope I helped. Tc.
    BuzyMamma

    Answer by BuzyMamma at 8:35 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • I'm so gonna get bashed for this, but oh well. Our daughter started sleeping some on her stomach when she was about 9 months old, maybe 8. We would roll her back over like 10,000 times a night, but 5 seconds later she'd be back on her stomach. She sleeps with her head the the side and her butt up in the air. She can roll over fine and rolls around in her bed all night in her sleep (just like her daddy, poor me). On the occasion that something gets on her face (like her gown riding up or something while she's rolling), I've seen her, totally asleep, pull it back down. She can breathe just fine, so I don't worry too much anymore. I still check on her everytime I wake up or hear her (she sleeps in the next room like 8 feet from our bed), but she's always fine. I still roll her over most of the time, if I see her like that, though.

    I wish she wouldn't roll over like that, but we can't stop her, we've tried.
    Mrs.BAT

    Answer by Mrs.BAT at 8:37 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • All 4 of our children slept on their stomachs. They all hated sleeping on their backs and wouldn't do it. Even in the NICU, they had our baby sleeping on her stomach. The back to sleep stuff is way over rated... stomach sleeping is fine. Besides, once they start rolling over, they're gonna get into the most comfortable position anyway, & that's almost always on their stomachs.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:39 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • When they can roll over on there own.
    team21

    Answer by team21 at 8:42 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • At 2 or 3 months. Every time I placed my daughter on her back she would jerk awake.
    happynewyorker

    Answer by happynewyorker at 8:45 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • When they can roll over they will figure out how they like to sleep best. My first dd liked sleeping on her stomach with her butt in the air too. My youngest currently sleeps on her back and has just started rolling over.
    Nicole1002

    Answer by Nicole1002 at 8:50 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • I used a wedge pillow behind my kids back.I worked well and it kept them on their side, they spit up a lot and I didn't like them laying flat on their back because of this.Try a wedge pillow, it wil put your mind at ease while they sleep at night and you can sleep too.
    shannon2206

    Answer by shannon2206 at 9:07 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • I used a wedge pillow behind my kids back.I worked well and it kept them on their side, they spit up a lot and I didn't like them laying flat on their back because of this.Try a wedge pillow, it wil put your mind at ease while they sleep at night and you can sleep too.

    The wedge pillow was the best $10 I ever spent. My daughter was so restless on her back, she would whine all night. Once she started rolling over on her own I took it out of her crib and let her sleep whichever way she wanted. It was probably around 3 or 4 months.
    lilysmom2607

    Answer by lilysmom2607 at 9:34 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • When they could roll over (both front-to-back and back-to-front), I quit worrying about them sleeping on their stomachs.
    May-20

    Answer by May-20 at 9:35 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

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