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My 6 month old baby fell asleep on his belly should I put him on his back or let him sleep that way?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
16 doctors agree

In brief: On the back

There is an association between sudden infant death and baby sleeping on the stomach.
There is greater risk of suffocation with the baby sleeping on the stomach. It is recommended to put baby on his/her back during sleep.

In brief: On the back

There is an association between sudden infant death and baby sleeping on the stomach.
There is greater risk of suffocation with the baby sleeping on the stomach. It is recommended to put baby on his/her back during sleep.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Helena Bentley
It is recommended that you put him to sleep on his back, but once he is able to roll over, he will sleep in a position that is comfortable to him. Start on his back.
3 doctors agree

In brief: Back to sleep

Always lay your baby to sleep on his back.
It is the best way to prevent sids.

In brief: Back to sleep

Always lay your baby to sleep on his back.
It is the best way to prevent sids.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Let him be

It is important for your own peace of mind, that you only put him down on his back, since that is something you can control.
By the age of six months, most risks of crib death is gone, and babies roll in their sleep.I don't wake and re-position them after they learn to roll, it is not practical and not supported by any data I have read.

In brief: Let him be

It is important for your own peace of mind, that you only put him down on his back, since that is something you can control.
By the age of six months, most risks of crib death is gone, and babies roll in their sleep.I don't wake and re-position them after they learn to roll, it is not practical and not supported by any data I have read.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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