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What Are The Dangers Of Babies Sleeping On Their Stomach
When they can roll..: While you should put them to sleep on their back until at least age one, you don't need to stay in the room al night and flip them back once they have good head control and can easily roll themselves over both ways, usually around 6 months of age. This may be different if they were premature or have any neurologic problems - then it's a lot later. ...Read more
Yes: Belly sleeping was popular in the us from the post wwi period until the 90"s. People thought it might prevent problems if they spit up. Unfortunately the oriental cultures (belly sleeping is taboo) had a better plan. Crib death has declined in the us by 40-50% since we recognized back sleeping was safer. After 4-5m, they will roll & sleep as they want.(this is past the period of most risk). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My baby is a month old and he make sound as if he have pains in a stomach and he doesn't sleep for long...please I need help ?
Depends: Iy could be the muscles are still not strengthened but more than likely it is nothing to be alarmed anout. Does your belly button stick out funny or your muscles look strained if you crunch? If really concerned talk to your dr. It might be just habit. ...Read more
I always put my baby to sleep on his back, but he rolls over onto his stomach. He knows how to roll both ways. Can i leave him on his stomach?
My baby is 5 months old 4 weeks early etc, she constantly rolls over on her stomach to sleep i put her on her back, but she wont stay should I worry?
My 5m2w baby is put to sleep on her back but right away changes her position to be on her stomach. I change her when I'm awake but worry when I sleep.
No worries...: Healthy babies in America are recommended to sleep alone (face up until able to roll over, then whatever babies want) in a safe bassinet or crib, from the time they are born. It is not possible nor advisable to constantly watch a baby nor be with a baby while he is sleeping (parents need their rest!). No worries... as what shall be shall be. Parents should not hover over their children too much. ...Read more
My 1 month old baby is comfortable when lied down on stomach. Is this ok for her to sleep in this posotion ?
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. ...Read more
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