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Sleeping on stomachs
The nurseys said never to let your baby sleep on their stomach because this increases the chance of SIDS. But i have heard that it is just as bad to let them sleep on their backs incase they vomit (they could choke). My daughter loves sleeping on her stomach but I am uncomfortable doing this because it is not recommonded. What do you guys think
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159354 tn?1286371288
how old is your daughter?
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129291 tn?1205780063
I used to let my DD sleep on her tummy during the day and then on her back during night. You just have to be carefull and check on her a lot!
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She is 3 months
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I was fine with allowing my children sit on both their tummies and backs.  For anyone with concerns, I believe (4 years ago) they had a some type of wedge/pillow that helped an infant sleap on its side.
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My girl started sleeping on her stomach about 3-4 months....I think once you get past the 3 months of age...you are good.  My daughter had a lot of head and neck strength...she rolled over early on her own so I didn't have much choice...
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I know the recomendation here in Canada is "back to bed"  Apparently they will turn their head if they spit up in their sleep.  My babies were turning over at 3 months, so while I put them to sleep on their backs, they often ended up on their tummies.  Technically 12 months is when the high is over.
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My ds hated sleeping on his back so at 6wks he actually rolled over by himself so the DR said he could sleep on his back. Also I read that letting a baby suck on a pacifier while sleeping can reduce the risk of SIDS, so we put him on his tummy w/ a pacifier :)
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My DD started out on her side at first and when she wouldn't sleep well like that we tried the belly, she was about 3 months old when we switched maybe a bit sooner. She is now 8 months old and will only sleep on her belly. I prefer the bell to the back due to the fact that if they vomit they can very well choke and hate dthat feeling.
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with my son i used a wedge to alternate sides. i was worried his head would be flat haha.
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Do you have one of those wedges they put under the baby's back/side so the baby sleeps at a slight angle?
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with my baby cuzins they sleep on their tummys with a bikkie with there cheeks on the pillow (so there head is on the side) i've learned that they sleep alot longer like that.


Also get a noise making (that what i call it) where it has the sounds of a heartbeat or wind and even the sea. OMG God made that. lol they never wake up.

Good Luck
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Hi.  I think the whole SIDS thing is a little overblown actually.  I had both my newborn babies sleep next to me in bed, mostly tummy down.  They slept more soundly than when placed on their backs.  I even had them sleep summy down on sheepskins, which are very breathable.
....there are other factors involved when a baby inexplicably dies while sleeping...i have never been convinced from literature and such that this if from stomach sleeping.  I felt more comfortable though sleeping next to them so I could hear them all night.  
My second son, by the way threw up a lot!! And once when he was on his back (sleeping in bed next to me) he threw up, and did not turn his head like others have mentioned , and started to choke.  So glad he was next to me in bed so I could tend to him right away!!!
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