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How can I get my grandson to sleep on his back?

My 3 month old grandson has gotten where he will not sleep on his back or side. Wanting to sleep on his stomach all the time. I have the pads so he can't roll over from his back to his stomach, but he just won't sleep at night on his back or side. Please give me some advice this worries me. I have four children and seven grand, so when I had babys they slept on thier stomachs. But now this worries me.

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Asked by cmahalitc at 9:31 AM on Jun. 24, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I swaddled my son until he was old enough where I didn't worry if he rolled over or not. According to the book I read "What to Expect during your childs first year" once they can roll over on their own it is okay if they sleep on their stomach. Hope this helps.

    Answer by ShellPapadop at 9:43 AM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • We swaddled my daughter every night when she was little but as they get older and stronger they are going to move on there on. so sometimes there is little you can do to keep them if they are strong enough to roll around!

    Answer by ZetaMommy at 9:46 AM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • Mom, Leave JM alone. Make sure he can't get anything up around his mouth. He will be fine. He is just comfortable that way. You managed to keep all four of us alive and well. Just relax!
    Love your oldest!

    Answer by clds0507 at 11:33 AM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • As long as there are no extra blankets, etc that he could suffocate on, leave him be. My DD rolls over and sleeps on her tummy. The risk of SIDS goes down when they learn to roll over and you can't roll him onto his back all night long! :)

    Answer by schmoo_mommy at 12:41 PM on Jun. 24, 2008

  • i have had 6 birth children and all of them have slept on the tummies but they are cribs with nothing but a sheet. make sure the baby is safe and sound. mine also sleep with me at night once they are awake.

    Answer by sunshinex8 at 2:53 AM on Jun. 25, 2008

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