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My baby will NOT nap on their back during the day. What can I do or should I just let them sleep on their belly? He is 12 weeks

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Asked by nicole2317 at 2:01 PM on Dec. 5, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How old?

    Answer by LindaClement at 2:02 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Get a sling or baby carrier. Babies sleep great in them and they are on their back :)

    Answer by Ati_13 at 2:02 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Depends, if your LO can roll by themself then they can sleep however they want to. Sleeping on the belly is no big deal once they can roll over. If your LO can't roll I would still follow the "back to sleep" tenet, or you could keep the LO within eyesight for naps.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:03 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • How old is he/she?

    Answer by But_Mommie at 2:05 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • He is 12 weeks

    Comment by nicole2317 (original poster) at 2:08 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • At 3 months old, unless he is rolling I would not personally feel comfortable letting him sleep on his belly unless I could see him.

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 2:09 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Have you tried swaddling him? It might make him feel more secure on his back.

    Answer by elizabr at 4:02 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • Your baby doesn't "have" to sleep on his back. Our first one was a preemie and the hospital ALWAYS had him on his tummy. He always kept sleeping that way. We asked about it and they said they can let him like that because he's on a monitor so they'll know if he isn't breathing. The Pediatrician was fine with both babies sleeping that way as long as THEY did it, not us. And I just kept a CONSTANT watch on them.

    Answer by firenicecream at 5:43 PM on Dec. 10, 2010

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