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Hi all,
DS will be 16 weeks this week and i know this is still too young to sleep on his tummy, but he is always rolling onto his tummy when he is asleep and im forever putting him back onto his back. He lasts a couple of minutes on his back and then he goes straight onto his tummy again. So what age is it safe to let babies sleep on their tummys?
TIA
my DS2 has slpet on his tummy from birth, it was the only way he would settle and still till now he fals asleep on his tummy, of course being 9 months he will roll onto his back...by now at 4 months they are pretty good with their heads so they are able to turn it from side to side when they are asleep on their tummy...but if it worries you just get one of the anti roll foam roll things that will stop the him rolling onto his tummy.

hi,
ive had 4 kids and all mine slept on their tummys from birth because thats the way they liked to sleep as well and i personally dont think theres anything wrong with that! but you can buy one of those things the other person said if your skeptical about doing it. but im sure your bubs will be fine

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16 weeks is not too early to sleep on their tummies. My DD1 and DS were rolling over on their tummies every chance they got and sleeping that way, the threat of SIDS is almost over by 16 weeks so don't worry about it at all. This is what my CHN told me with both DD1 and DS as I was stressing every time I went to check on them and they were sleeping on their tummies.

like a pp I talked to my child health nurse as DD was rolling over at 3 months and wouldn't stay on her back to sleep. The CHN told me that as soon as they have the head control/ability to roll over onto their tummy the sids risk involved with tummy sleeping decreases dramatically (as they have the control/ability to turn their head to the side rather than have it buried into the mattress). They said that sleeping on their tummy was one sids risk that you really can't control once they're rolling and to just make sure that you are following all the other guidelines about sleeping - sleep at the bottom of the bed etc.

All the best.

Leisa.
[Edited on 21/12/2009]
Hi...I'm having the same issue with my DS (almost 4 mths)...he's rolling much earlier than DD did and I'm always finding him on his tummy. I always place him on his back in bed but he will either roll onto his side or completely flip over.

So I can't really answer your question, I guess you could just let him be. Where does he sleep? My DS cot is right next to me in my room and will be there for a while yet, it's supposed to be the safest place for young bubs to sleep. You could get an angelcare monitor that senses when bub stops breathing for more than 20secs (I think), these are obviously not failsafe but could set your mind at ease a bit.

HTH
[Edited on 21/12/2009]

Charlie girl 15/01/06 & Dean the Machine 22/08/09

It is fine for your bubs to sleep on thier tummy its not like you can stop a determined baby once they learn to roll but remove all blankets from the cot and dont have any soft toys in the cot either. Just dress bubs appropriate to the temperature of the room.

Cheers Ness

Thanks for the replies!! I saw my CHN last mon and she told me that he is too young to be sleeping on his tummy.
Charliesmama he sleeps in his room as he is a very noisy sleeper and i found it very hard to sleep with him next to me. I do have the angelcare monitor too.
Thanks again for replies smile
Posted by: I*Love*My*Babies
I saw my CHN last mon and she told me that he is too young to be sleeping on his tummy.


In an "ideal world" that might be the case but in reality ... lol. Do what you can to minimise all other risk factors (sheets, toys in the bed etc) but I wouldn't worry too much about it - especially as you also have the angelcare monitor for that peace of mind too.

Leisa.
Posted by: leisah
The CHN told me that as soon as they have the head control/ability to roll over onto their tummy the sids risk involved with tummy sleeping decreases dramatically (as they have the control/ability to turn their head to the side rather than have it buried into the mattress). They said that sleeping on their tummy was one sids risk that you really can't control once they're rolling and to just make sure that you are following all the other guidelines about sleeping - sleep at the bottom of the bed etc.
[Edited on 21/12/2009]

Ditto, this is what my MCHN told me when my DS started rolling onto his tummy all the time.

If he's rolling there himself he SHOULD be ok (obviously no guarantees in life) Personally i'd just keep the cot clear of anything he could get tangled or stuck in and wouldnt use one of those anti roll thingos, will prob just annoy him and i dont think they are SIDS foundation recommended anyhoo.
Incidentally the SIDS risk remains relatively high til 6 months of age and is still possible til around 2 or 3 years (true SIDS, ie death of unknown cause, not accidental suffocation etc..)

Point is dont stress, you cant control everyting.

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