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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thad Woodard
Specializes in Pediatrics
Depends on age: It is not clear what your infants age is, but some "tummy time" is good for development from birth...But sleeping on her back leads to a 50% decrease ... Read More
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Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience Pediatrics
Back to sleep: The recommendation by the american academy of pediatrics is to put babies on their backs to sleep. If your baby is able to roll front to back and bac ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to say: Given that crib death is loosely defined to include the first year of life, I don't put them down on their belly for that period.But I realize that th ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience Pediatrics
Unusual but not bad: Enjoy the sleep if he's otherwise active during the day
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: You will find babies sleep patterns can change some during periods of rapid physical growth or as a new developmental skill emerges. Good sleep allows ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience Pediatrics
None: There is an increased risk of your baby dying while sleeping on his stomach as compared to sleeping on his back.
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Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience Pediatrics
Stomach sleeping: Doctors recommend that all babies be put on their backs to sleep. The risk of sudden infant death syndrome (sids) is much greater when babies are put ... Read More
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Bad idea early: Data show higher crib death (sids) rates when infants slept on their belly. We have seen a 40% decline in crib death since the change from front to ba ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
May be ok: As long as a 3 month-old baby is happy, interactive, gaining weight, not fussy; and has no ill signs such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or rashes, the ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Ameth Aguirre
20 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, if just asthma : If she just has asthma and no fever or any symptoms of a viral or bacterial infection it is then ok.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Need for growth/dvp: Infants have few needs for function. They need to be awake for feeding and it helps you bond if they acknowledge you, but their main job is to grow bi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Oates
Specializes in Fertility Medicine
14 hours: Babies need about 14 hours of sleep per day at 6 months, of course spread out over the night and naps during the day.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep routine: Many babies will start to waken more often at this age as sleep needs decline. A predictable sleep routine will help as will spending naps and nights ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep routine: Many babies will start to waken more often at this age as sleep needs decline. A predictable sleep routine will help as will spending naps and nights ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Typical schedule: Most babies are sleeping through for six to eight hours per night at this age. Studies show that your baby is safe sleeping on his/her back. We switch ... Read More

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