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#1 nicknick

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:23 PM

We have the last few nights started not to wrap DD (7 months) as she was out of it in a few minutes each time we did wrap her but today for her day sleep and tonight I am noticing she is tummy sleeping which scares the life out of me.

With my DS I used to keep some rolls next to him to stop him rolling, but given the Sydney heat for her this isn't going to work. She is very mobile, not crawling but is close so no problem with neck control etc but I still don't like the thought of her tummy sleeping. Up until today a tight sheet was holding her in place.

Any tips or suggestions? Her cot has the rails up and is clear from any toys etc. Should she be in a sleeping bag this early, from memory with DS we didn't start that until much later but she is more of a wiggler.

Edited by nicknick, 19 December 2012 - 08:25 PM.


#2 mommyoffour

Posted 19 December 2012 - 08:51 PM

If she can roll, don't stress. I remember DS1 freaked me out from 6 months preferring tummy sleeping FACE DOWN huh.gif  ohmy.gif He was fine...

Most babies seem to prefer tummy sleeping (my anecdata tells me).

#3 nicknick

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

Thanks mumoffour, it's the worst watching them - I will admit I just turned her back  rolleyes.gif but unless I plan to watch her everynight it really is a little pointless. Yes she can roll, prefers one side but gets over on the other as well. Thank you,  original.gif

#4 mum201

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:01 PM

We had to stop wrapping DS at 4 months because he could roll both ways easily when swaddled. He has tummy slept from then on. I think using any sort of a sleep positioner is more dangerous than them sleeping on their tummies once they can roll easily.

#5 Jenflea

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:03 PM

I really wouldn't worry. I think as Pp stated, a LOT of babies sleep on their tummies, it must be comfortable for them. If she can roll back and forth then I'd let her.
I also started with a sleeping bag at this age but a really light one for the heat would be best.


#6 nicknick

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:12 PM

Thanks mum201 & Jenflea original.gif

#7 Ladyinnogen

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:14 PM

My DD will only tummy sleep now and she's only 11 weeks. I freaked out and tried everything to stop it but nothing worked. From about 6 weeks he'd roll from her back onto her tummy (still cant roll from her tummy though) or scream if I put anything in place to stop her rolling. She has excellant neck control and sleeps in our room. Our doctor and midwife both said that if they can roll and have good neck control the risk of SIDS from tummy sleeping drops dramatically, providing there are no other factors i.e. illness involved.

#8 WinterIsComing

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

Relax, your child is well past SIDS danger.

My DS started rolling onto his tummy in his sleep at 3 months! It was horrible, I had quite a few sleepless nights! Not only he preferred tummy, he also managed to sleep face down, resting his forehead on his hands  biggrin.gif

It seems to be a common theme, babies preferring to sleep on their tummies. However, they say if they are able to find their own comfortable position, they are safe to sleep in whatever way they choose.

However, now it is more important than ever that the bedding is super safe! But I think you already know that, judging by your post:)

#9 WinterIsComing

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:21 PM

Relax, your child is well past SIDS danger.

My DS started rolling onto his tummy in his sleep at 3 months! It was horrible, I had quite a few sleepless nights! Not only he preferred tummy, he also managed to sleep face down, resting his forehead on his hands  biggrin.gif

It seems to be a common theme, babies preferring to sleep on their tummies. However, they say if they are able to find their own comfortable position, they are safe to sleep in whatever way they choose.

However, now it is more important than ever that the bedding is super safe! But I think you already know that, judging by your post:)

#10 elle-M

Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:36 PM

My DD has slept on her tummy since about 3 months, as soon as she could she did, and slept SO MUCH BETTER!

#11 nicknick

Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:49 AM

Thanks PP's, well yes she is still asleep on her tummy and only woke once so think she is working it out fine. Thanks again.



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