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my baby wont sleep on her back? help plz

my 11 week old wont sleep for more than an hour on her back, she wakes up constantly... last night i was so frustrated and sleep deprived that i put her on her tummy... she slept the wholeeee night, now i feel awful for putting her at risk for sids. what should i do? anyone had this problem?

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Asked by FITmama2B at 9:43 PM on Jan. 11, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • is she congested? Maybe you could prop the head of her bed up a lil by putting something, pillow or rolled up blanket, between the mattress and frame. they also make a sleep positioner to help her stay on her back.

    Answer by gabenmikeysmom at 9:46 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • yeah my kids have always liked to be on their bellys for sleep and i never could find a way to change it finally when they learned to roll over on their own i quit warning about it and let them. Hopefully someone has a answer for you.

    Answer by Jaxsmommy09 at 9:47 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • no, its like shes not comfortable.. she will cry till she falls asleep then 30 minutes later she will jump like she feels like she has fallen

    Comment by FITmama2B (original poster) at 9:49 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • try swaddling her. might make her feel more secure.

    Answer by gabenmikeysmom at 9:56 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Maybe she has gas? They tend to want to curl up on their stomach if they have gas. Neither of my daughters would sleep on their backs. They cried when they were little and then when they were old enough to roll over they slept on their stomaches on thier own. The doctor said to just let them sleep however they wanted.

    Answer by Frogbaby83 at 9:57 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Mine never slept on his back. It was his side or tummy. He slept on his tummy in the hospital nursery.

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 10:00 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • do you have a boppy pillow you could try the boppy pillow or a sleep postioner and if he dont like them let her sleep in her infant car seat my youngest loved to sleep in her car seat

    Answer by britme1027 at 10:16 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • oooh yeah she may have gas my baby hates sleeping on her back when she has gas she will only sleep on her belly

    Answer by britme1027 at 10:17 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • All 4 of my babies were belly sleepers. I cna't sleep on my back either. So, I never made them.

    Answer by specialwingz at 10:57 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

  • Both my babies are belly sleepers! You can't make a baby sleep a certin way. Do what is most comfortable to them. I have a breathable bumper in the crib, so if she is to get to the side she can still breathe through it. She only sleeps with a fitted sheet on the mattress, No blankets! GL

    Answer by rebel07 at 11:24 PM on Jan. 11, 2011

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