I'm just curious. I just saw pictures a friend of mine posted on Facebook of her new little girl, she was born at 32 weeks. Anyway, in the pictures she was sleeping on her stomach with a blanket over her. I've noticed this before in other pictures of preemies in the hospital. Why do they put preemies on their stomachs instead of on their backs when such a huge deal is made out of "back to sleep" and no loose blankets with full term babies? I know they're being monitored constantly in the hospital, but they can't be monitored constantly once they go home and then they would be used to being on their tummy. I would think preemies would be at a greater risk of SIDS but maybe I'm wrong.
Asked by Anonymous at 12:00 AM on Apr. 18, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:19 AM on Apr. 18, 2010
Actually they can be monitored at home. Both my kids had monitors for heart rate and breathing. At the hospital they constantly moved them into all kinds of positions. At home we were supposed to shift them from side to side using the foam wedge supports. Our doctor said they no longer recommended the "back to sleep" because it causes too many problems with torticollis and flat areas on the head.
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