When is it ok for babies to start sleeping on their stomachs?

During the night she will continue to roll over. I've bought thoes sleep positioners but she will still roll over. She will be 6 months on the 12th.


Asked by JenyL at 3:17 PM on Nov. 2, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • If she rolls over onto her tummy by herself, she's fine. Just keep putting her down on her back and let her get comfy any way she wants.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 3:19 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

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  • my daughter started sleeping on her stomach around the same time it's okay cuz she did it herself she they will continue to move through the night so she should be fine

    Answer by LiLMAMA421 at 3:26 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

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  • when she rolls over herself it's fine, cuz she's strong enugh to lift her head if she accidently buries her face in the mattress, so she can breath

    Answer by armywife43 at 3:29 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

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  • When I had my daughter (24 years ago) they said don't let babies sleep on their backs. Now it's don't let them sleep on their stomachs lol babies are people too, and have their own likes and comforts if she is turning over on her own I would take out the pads and not worry so much.

    I say take out the pads so that she doesn't get stuck trying turn back over.

    Answer by Wolfmother at 3:29 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

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  • My Daughter started rolling over at 4 months..and thats how she sleeps everytime. I put her on her back and when i go check on her, shes flat on her stomach. I think its okay..if she's rolling over by herself, then she can lift/move her head if she cant breathe. My daughter even puts her blanket over her head or right next to her face. lol i guess its just how they get comfortable!

    Answer by MommyOfTwo720 at 5:14 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

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  • If she can roll on her belly and can roll back, she is def fine, my son started laying on his belly arounf 4 almost 5 months cause he would roll onto his belly then back if he wasnt comfortable.. and keep going to check up on her..

    Answer by mblucky at 9:16 PM on Nov. 2, 2008

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  • She's good to go at her age, those sleep positioners are virtually useless once they have learned to roll over.

    Answer by ZoeKatsMom at 12:34 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

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  • once they can roll over and pick up their head i would not worry about them as much...mine was doing all this at 4 1/2 months and as much as i tried those sleep things she always ended up on the other side of the bed on her stomach face first into the mattress....even at 7 months she still sleeps that way...guess she can breath or shed move lol

    Answer by mylady13135 at 4:07 PM on Nov. 3, 2008

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  • when he can lift his head up all the way or if he just wont stay on his back well ther is nothing u can do ther mine started at 5 months

    Answer by HAUTMAMMA3908 at 1:02 PM on Feb. 10, 2009

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  • I work at a daycare. It is the law to put them to sleep on their backs, unless they can roll over on their own: front to back and back to front. If you put her to sleep on her back and she rolls over herself, she is fine. You can't very well watch her all night and roll her over ever time she goes to her stomach.... besides before it was "back to sleep" this generation, it was 'put them on their stomach to sleep or they will choke on their spit up' the generation before :-)

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:25 PM on Mar. 24, 2009

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