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can babies sleep on their belly from when they are born? i heard it causes sids and colapses their ribs"

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Asked by j.b7 at 5:08 PM on Sep. 17, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • i think i saw this posted somewhere else as well. its recommended babies sleep on their backs to reduce risk of sids. i've never heard anything about the ribs though. with that said, my LO loved sleeping on his belly when he was born. since i was awake while he was napping, i'd let him. i also lived with my mom at the time, so if i was napping too, she'd check on DS as well. after a month or so, he decided to sleep on his back. now he's back to belly (9months). so thats just what i did, if you dont feel comfortable with baby on belly, then just keep on putting down on back, and swaddle, it'll keep em cozy

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 5:11 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • Absolutely NOT, already answered but since you're asking again NO! And you need to talk to your babies pediatrician about this and they will def. inform you in detail.

    Answer by MommaRox4683 at 5:13 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • The only reason for babies not to sleep on their belly is that they can inhale all the toxic fumes from the mattresses. All baby mattresses are required by law to be protected against fire. The substance used for this though is very toxic even for adults. That is why many adults suffer from migraines or have sleep disorders. SIDS can be caused by these mattresses. You can cover the mattress with polyethylene sheet (wrap it all around and tape it), this will keep the fumes inside.

    SIDS is also caused by vaccines, but the medical community won't admit this, so they are blaming the SIDS cases on the tummy-sleeping. Nice cover up, except some of us are not that stupid. Babies feel comfortable on their belly and they should sleep however they feel comfortable as long as they are healthy (no heart, bone or muscle problems)

    Answer by cristinaberger at 5:35 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • "you need to talk to your babies pediatrician about this and they will def. inform you in detail"

    Yeah, right, because pediatricians are SO smart. Don't trust your baby's life to a doctor. You are responsible for your baby's health, not the doctor. Doctors are only advice-givers at best (for healthy babies).

    Answer by cristinaberger at 5:38 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Conspiracy theory much?????

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:52 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • Well they say until they can lift their heads and roll over they should sleep on their backs but my son has been sleeping on his belly since he was 4 weeks and also a long time ago people didnt know about sids and all that other crap and those kids came out fine. Sleeping on your back on reduces the risk it doesnt prevent it. Do what you feel comeforatble with its your child. We went got his 2 month old shots today and i told them that he was sleeping on his belly and my dr just said not to let him sleep like that all night unattended but i am not worried i know he will be just fine.

    Answer by ggiovanni at 6:15 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

  • No...always remember Back to Sleep for sooo many reasons.

    Answer by NJMom2Tyler at 7:46 PM on Sep. 17, 2009

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