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post #21 of 34
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While I understand concerns about SIDS, I think the back-to-sleep campaign took things too far in the opposite direction and completely eschewed common sense in order to protect babies who really needed protection from factors not so easily remedied (like smoking in the home.) But then again, we're unapologetic co-sleepers and extended BFers, as well, so perhaps I'm just plain skewed about *all* these issues.

Guin
THIS is exactly what's going on I truly believe!!!! There are ways to safely tummy sleep, but they're not exactly "pc", so instead the Government just says "back to sleep" for everyone. Preach to the lowest common denominator. Once I realized that, I felt not guilt or fear putting my kids on their tummies!
post #22 of 34
All 3 of mine have been/are tummy sleepers, and I'm not one bit sorry or worried about it. Cormac is sleeping upstairs on his stomach right now. He can lift and turn his head from side to side when he's on his belly, and call me when he wakes up. Tummy sleeping is awesome.
post #23 of 34
it's official, tummy sleeping has changed our world....... for the better.
post #24 of 34
I let my babies sleep the way they sleep best. For my 2 severe refluxers, lying flat was/is out of the question, but for my older girls and DS when he got older, I tried positions and let them sleep how they were most comfortable. 2nd DD slept best on her tummy as a newborn.

I think attentive parenting has a lot to do with the safety of tummy sleeping. Someone who would put a newborn in a crib cluttered with stuffed animals, blankets, etc. and leave them and go in another room and forget about them till the baby cried is way different than a mama who is keeping all things away from her baby's face, who is checking frequently, etc. That's just my .02, though.
post #25 of 34
mine sleeps on me or on my arm. have laid him on his tummy a handful of times, but not for sleeping.
post #26 of 34
Piper cries any time Iput her on her tummy...except when she is on my chest, go figure. In fact she hates being on her tummy soooo much that she began rolling over to her back at 3 weeks.
post #27 of 34
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Piper cries any time Iput her on her tummy...except when she is on my chest, go figure. In fact she hates being on her tummy soooo much that she began rolling over to her back at 3 weeks.
Gavin rolled over twice today, he was crying on his tummy, but I was doing something with Connor and couldn't get to him right away and when I looked over, he was on his back!!
post #28 of 34

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My little guy hates being on his tummy awake, but sleeps really well on his tummy. The only way he sleeps during the day, as some other moms mentioned here, is in someone's arms (usually on his tummy on our chest). Even then, the only reliable way he goes to sleep is by nursing. This is a problem now that I've gone back to work -- dad has a hard time getting him to nap during the day. That would be fine except you can tell he's cranky and really wants to go to sleep!
I had him sleep on his tummy sometimes early on (in safe conditions) but dad is a bit nervous about it, so I haven't done it. He now sleeps fine at night in his crib (on his back), as long as he is already asleep when we put him down. He also co sleeps well (except he might think wake-up time in the morning is a little earlier than I do!)
Has anyone found a way to help nurse-to-sleepers fall asleep when mom isn't around?
post #29 of 34
with my daughter she slept wonderfully swaddled...swaddle her, put on her bedtime music, and out like a light. my son....meh not so much! he is BF, where as my daughter was FF, so he usually nurses to sleep, and is also in the room with us. his crib is in the room, but he is actually almost always in bed. would like to start him off in his crib though, then bring him to bed during the night. if i ever lie him down on his back while he is sleeping he will startle awake almost immediately...on his tummy he will sleep for hours!

i talked to his doctor at his 1month appointment, and he said no tummy sleeping till 1year. not too sure what to think.....
post #30 of 34
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Originally Posted by turtlemamameg
Piper cries any time Iput her on her tummy...except when she is on my chest, go figure. In fact she hates being on her tummy soooo much that she began rolling over to her back at 3 weeks
my DD did this last night. totally took me by surprise. She woke up from being on her tummy to laying on her right side. I couldn't believe it!
post #31 of 34
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Has anyone found a way to help nurse-to-sleepers fall asleep when mom isn't around?
A sling or a wrap--that would knock either of my kids out (more predictably than nursing, actually). If that isn't an option, swaddle and rock maybe?
post #32 of 34
'Back to Sleep' may be the mantra but it hasn't worked for any of my kids. With Keagan, he'll only sleep on his back if he happened to fall asleep on the pillo while nursing and I transfer him, pillow and all, to sleep for a bit right beside me as I am on the computer. At the moment he's sound asleep in his sling nursing... When the stars align just right, we can get him to nap independently for about an hour- only if he's put down on his tummy.
post #33 of 34
I keep trying it, but the only time it works is in bed with me. In the crib, he wakes up from the jostling of getting him onto his belly. Between reflux and gas, he's definitely more comfy on his belly!
post #34 of 34
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I keep trying it, but the only time it works is in bed with me. In the crib, he wakes up from the jostling of getting him onto his belly. Between reflux and gas, he's definitely more comfy on his belly!
I've found that if I take him off my breast and put him on my shoulder in a burping position, it's easier to transfer him to his tummy in bed that way. If I try to take him from a nursing position to laying on his tummy, he's more likely to wake up. Maybe try burping first.
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