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October 10th, 2009, 06:35 AM
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Yes agreed!...my little squeaker is the same way and swaddleing works wonders...just swaddle him nice and snug and he will probably feel more comforted enough to sleep
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October 10th, 2009, 07:39 AM
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I would say it's fine to lay him on his tummy to sleep. The thing with SIDS is that they can't get enough fresh oxygen and end up breathing in more carbon dioxide than fresh air if there are things blocking fresh air getting to him. So just make sure there is nothing else in his crib/bassinet..no pillows, toys, bumpers, blankets, etc and turn on a ceiling fan. Also might want to give him a pacifier if he takes one.
If it were me, I would also be checking on him just to make sure his head is turned all the way to the side and not buried face down in the mattress or something..but that's just me. I'm over protective like that. LOL
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October 10th, 2009, 07:56 AM
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I'm the same way Christy. Cohen HATED being swaddled so we never did, but he never have us a lot of problems at bed time. He did however like laying on his side so that's another thing you could try (of course you'll need to use some things to help prop him and you'll want to be sure they aren't near his face at all)
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October 10th, 2009, 08:04 AM
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With DS I had a sleep positioner thingy and I put him in it on his side. I just never felt good about him sleeping on his back. When he got about 3-4 months i started letting him sleep on his tummy. Have u tried letting him sleep in bouncer/chair or even the car seat...I know some people do that.
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October 10th, 2009, 09:06 AM
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I am paranoid and would hesitate to let baby sleep on their tummy but I do know many that do so without any problems.

I agree with the angel care monitor - I had one with dd and will use it again this time. It is a sanity saver for me as I know that baby is breathing. There was a study done that found if there was some type of fan circulating air in the baby's room that the chances of sids dropped 70%.

Also try swaddling or try the swing too.
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October 10th, 2009, 12:00 PM
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Swaddling and putting him on his side with a sleep positioner should help. If he insists on being on his tummy I would get the angel care monitor as someone else suggested.
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October 10th, 2009, 01:54 PM
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looks like ytou got a lot of good suggestions. i swaddled both mine they loved it, most babaies do, but not all. also gabriel slept in his car seat or swing fo rht efirst few months.. seriously he loved it. id pout him in hios car seat then pick it up and swing him hed be out and stay out. jesse was different he needed to sleep next to me, but luckily still on his back. tyr not to worry mama, i know its soo hard isnt it? i heard from somewhere i dont remember where now sorry it was so long ago, that the babies that have sids actually are born to that condition already.... i cant remember where i heard it.... not that it helps much but could explain why some can sleep on the stomachs and others not. seriously they used to say stomach to sleep.... why werent there more babies with sids then? then of course it was sleep on the side..... now back... whats next sleep upside down???? im sure he'll be fine. its so hard not to worry about your baby though. good luck and let us know how bryce is doing.. and try the angel monitor i ve heard its really made soem mommies feel so much better. i found amonitor that i stick with any other one make sme freak out and my babies are 3 and 2!
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October 10th, 2009, 02:20 PM
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I would say try swaddling too. I let my babies sleep on their tummy later on, but not this soon. I wouldnt be able to sleep for fear something happened.
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October 10th, 2009, 05:56 PM
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Of course I can't give you any suggestions....no babies for me yet! But good luck and let us know how the swaddling goes!

Good luck Crystal!!!
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