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Should I let my 6 month old sleep on his belly?

My son already flips on his belly when he sleeps. My daughter didn't do this till she was a lot older. Do you think I should flip him back or just leave him be?

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Asked by Dodie702 at 1:36 PM on May. 11, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Six months is a typical age to start tummy sleeping.. and if he is turning onto his tummy himself, by all means let him sleep that way. My DD did the same things at 6 months

    Answer by Ziggy-Stardust at 1:39 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Let him be.

    Answer by mompam at 1:45 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Lay him down on his back...and if he rolls to his belly it's because he's comfortable that way, and just let him be. He'll be fine. People get way too paranoid about this stuff...I am not an anal mother at

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:01 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • My son could roll back to tummy well at 3.5mo. By 4 months he slept on his tummy every night. I put him on his back and hed turn over. Id wait till he was asleep turn him again and hed wake and turn. There was no stopping him. I tried a sleep positioner but he wound slink out of it. So, i just made sure there wasnt anything in the crib he could smother in and let him be. Hes 10.5 months now and you will never catch him sleeping on his the tummy, butt in the air is his way.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 2:04 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Leave him. My babies never would sleep on their backs. It's uncomforable.

    Answer by forevermom75 at 3:54 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • My babies would never sleep on their backs either! I hate sleeping on my back myself.

    Answer by Laura2U at 5:37 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • as long as there is nothing to smother on, than let him be mama. my son refuses to sleep on his back and now pulls his blankie over his face to sleep. thats what he likes.

    Answer by KJ_on at 7:17 PM on May. 11, 2010

  • Dd just started this too. At first I was scared, but she always has her head turned to the side. It's just more of a struggle for us because she hasn't figured out how to get her arm out from under her yet so she cries when she rolls over.

    Answer by jedwards2009 at 7:52 PM on May. 11, 2010

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