A 41-year-old member asked:
When is it safe to allow a baby to sleep on his stomach?
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Dr. Christianne Stricklandanswered
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Rolling over: Once a baby can roll over well, both directions, between his stomach and his back - this usually occurs by about age 6 months. Before this is true, babies should sleep only on their back to help prevent sids.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me exactly when is it safe to allow a baby to sleep on its stomach?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Varies : I don't put them down on their bellies until after a year of age. After they begin to turn over on their own around 4-5 mo the stastical risk of crib death has declined & i don't wake them to re-position them.
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Last updated Dec 19, 2016
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