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Can a one month old sleep on his stomach while im waching? Or is this still a change of sids?

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Asked by zay-zay-mommy at 2:00 AM on Nov. 14, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If you are wide awake, sitting next to the baby, then there's nothing wrong.

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 2:05 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • i agree with NightPhoenix, as long as you are REALLY watching the baby. Do you know infant CPR? If you do that's great, if not then maybe it's something that you might want to invest a day in.

    Answer by ISLUVZOLIVIA at 3:20 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • You can watch the baby all you want. If SIDS happens it's too late. It's called SUDDEN for a reason. CPR isn't going to do a damn thing if the baby has died.

    Sorry to be so blunt, but I feel so sorry for those who think you can actually stop or reverse SIDS. It's SUDDEN DEATH.

    Oh, and babies die of SIDS on their backs, too. Not to mention choking on their spitup because it pools in their mouths from being on their backs.

    Let the baby sleep as it wants to sleep and you sleep too. Everyone will be happier and be able to enjoy the time you have together...whether it be a few months or several decades.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:54 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • i would'nt say that a baby choking from spit up lying on their back has died of SIDS...i would say that is neglect. You should'nt leave a baby alone for that to happen.

    Answer by shay1130 at 9:28 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • You can't stay up all night watching your baby sleep to make sure they don't spit up during their sleep... So to say you shouldn't leave a baby alone to sleep on his back is a little ridiculous IMO. We put DS on his belly to fall asleep then before we went to bed we flipped him over on his back. Really I don't think either way will keep a baby from SIDS. If it's going to happen then it will happen, sadly.

    Answer by Nesa_Z at 11:04 AM on Nov. 14, 2009

  • you can hear if a baby is choking if you are nearby...a mother should always be nearby

    Answer by shay1130 at 9:01 AM on Nov. 15, 2009

  • Supervised tummy time is actually recommended but when the baby is awake. Your baby needs to spend time on his/her stomach every day to strengthen head and neck muscles. I recommend NOT putting your baby to sleep on his/her stomach even if you're watching. You want your baby to get used to back sleeping. Here's a link to a great list of safe sleep practices:

    Answer by ksams at 10:59 AM on Nov. 23, 2009

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