What is wrong with letting him sleep on his tummy? Your child shouldn't have a bottle when he goes to bed anyway so tummy or back, it really doesn't make a difference. My son slept on his back for the first 6 months, then switched over to his tummy for about 3 months, then back to his back. At about 4 wks I put a SMALL amount of baby cereal in my son's bottle. The extra umph in his meal helped him sleep longer, but don't expect him to sleep more than a couple of hours. Also, I didn't let my son sleep with me, but I had the bassinet next to the bed where I slept, it made things a lot easier, it also made it easier when it was time for him to move out of my room because he was already used to sleeping in his own bed. Give it time, the world is still new to him. Best of luck, and be patient with him.
at 9:27 PM on Oct. 15, 2009