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How do babies that roll over sleep in crib without lying on face and suffocating?

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Asked by Jmorris04 at 8:49 PM on Nov. 24, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If they are strong enough to roll over, usually they are strong enough to pick up their heads and not lay on their faces. They say to always lay your baby down on her back - but not to worry if she rolls on her own.

    Answer by beckcorc at 8:51 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • Usually when they start rolling over they can pick there heads up so they can move it from side to side. My daughter started rolling over at like 3 mths but she didnt start rolling over in her sleep tell she was probably 7 to 8 mths.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:25 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • My son has been rolling over since 3 months old and he has done it in his crib a few times and in the am when I wake up, he's on his tummy but his head is turned to the side (like adult stomach sleepers do) and like everyone one has said, most babies that can roll over, can lift there head :)

    Answer by Domsmom2009 at 9:39 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • My son has slept on his belly since he was 2 weeks old. He had really bad gas problems and it was the only way to get him to sleep. And it is hurting us in the long run cause now he hates to be on his back which makes changing diapers pretty rough.

    Babies are just like adults, they toss and turn until they get comfy. Your child will be fine if they roll over onto their belly. But if you are really worried about it, if your child is still very young, make sure they get supervised tummy time during the day to strengthen the neck muscles.

    Answer by Born2BAMommy5 at 10:43 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

  • they sleep with their head turned to the side, same way adults do. When the get uncomfortable, they move. No magic to it. if they can roll, don't worry about 'em.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:09 PM on Nov. 24, 2009

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