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I know its bad but it is the only way Shelby will nap during the day, At night she sleeps just fine on her back but during the day she is up every 20 mins. I work from home so I put her pack n play in my office so that way I can atleast keep an eye on her when I do lay her down like that. Anyone else's baby like this?
Creighton prefers his belly too. I put him on his back at night, but more often then not I find him on his side when he gets up to eat. During the day when I am right here in the room with him I lay him on his belly for naps as he seems to be more comfortable that way. I can't wait until he can roll over consistently on his own so he can be a belly sleeper, I might be able to get more then 2-3 hours worth of sleep a night once that happens!
Ashley (02/18/94) Rhiana (08/20/02) Tierney (05/23/04)
Talon (12/05/05) Creighton (01/31/13) (05/02/14)
Most babies do sleep better on their bellies because their bodies are more stable that way, with no arms/legs flailing about to wake them up. I also thought it's fine to let DD belly sleep as long as I'm there but a friend told me the danger is not that they will suffocate (this wouldn't be SIDS anyways) but that sleeping on their bellies lets them get into such a deep sleep that the respiratory centre in the brain can shut off. Now I don't know about all this, sounds kind of fishy but that's just what I've been told. My mother keeps telling me even after 6 weeks to let DD sleep on her belly because back in the day she said all the babies slept like that and she never heard of any inexplicable deaths. I just don't know, this SIDS stuff is so confusing..
- 03/28/10 09/'10 06/'11, D&C July 20 Apr/'12
All of mine have always been tummy sleepers. My doctor told me the recommendation is that they need to be on their backs until they can lift their head and turn it from one side to the other without help. All of mine have been able to do this at birth. Also have none of the risk factors involved, so we decided to just tummy sleep since our kids sleep soooo well that way and not well at all on their backs.