A member asked:

My baby is 11 weeks i put her in her crib on her side but she ends up on her back. i always put her back on her side. is it ok to leave her on her back?

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Dr. Kamel Sadek answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Yes: It is better for your baby to sleep on her back. It is actually the recommended position. If you are worried about sids, just avoid the prone position, which is sleeping on her stomach, always have your baby sleep in a crib, do not have your baby sleep with other kids or between parents, use special crib mattres and avoid very soft bedding.

Answered 12/9/2013

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

Yes: In studies since the "back to sleep" campaign in the early 90's we find it just as dangerous to place a child on its side as it is to leave them prone.In the us, the crib death rate has dropped 40+% since we moved to back sleeping. It becomes a bit futile to control their position after they roll over, but starting them on their back is best.

Answered 9/11/2012

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