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03/03/2014 at 13:20
03/03/2014 at 13:29
If he's rolling humself there I think youll have to let it happen. By this stage their abdomen and chest are so much stronger and so able to support his breathing on his chest. Especially if he can sit from his front. Also he will have lost his newborn reflex of going still when something covers his face, and will jow move his face to get more air. So hes much safer facing the matress.
03/03/2014 at 13:31
My LO has been rolling into his tummy since 8 weeks and now at 6 months has just started getting rolling back. I spent months at night taking him off his tummy and moving him back (numerous times all night) after 2 months I saw a sleep expert at a baby group and she said once they can roll onto it then you can leave them if they aren't distressed by it. She told me the main thing is they can lift their head if sick etc which they generally can once they roll. She also said the SIDS guidance is so strict to stop people putting babies down on their tummy as opposed to a baby getting them onto it themselves! Sorry I'm rambling now lol! I have left O since 4 months and now he doesn't sleep any other way, and sleeps a million times better
03/03/2014 at 13:45
Thanks a lot both, lots of really useful information and very reassuring. Sounds like I should just let him get on with it then, as he can obviously lift his head well and has lost any 'dangerous' newborn reflexes.
He's only just started sleeping better this last week, so I was gutted when the tummy issue came up last night. I was like 'Throw me a bone, please!!' Ha ha!
03/03/2014 at 13:50
If its any reassurance the first night I left him he slept through 12 hours and has done since! So fingers crossed x
03/03/2014 at 15:52
We had similar problems with F. He would roll on to his front but couldn't roll from his front on to his back. Everytime I moved him, he'd flip over on to his front again. I spent a few sleepless nights going in to check on him all the time but in the end, after asking on here/Hitched I think, I let him get on with it as I didn't really have much of an alternative. He was fine but it doesn't stop you worrying, does it?
03/03/2014 at 15:55
WG is right it doesn't stop you worrying, I was petrified of going against the guidelines and the first few nights I watched him all night, now I'm just used to it!
03/03/2014 at 20:00
Thanks WG, that's very true - I will still worry tonight, but good to get info and reassurance.
Noodle - ahhh, permanently sleeping through would be very, very good!
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