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I think the whole cave argument is moot.  No one was setting a baby down on a cave floor on his back.  There was a group of people taking care of, holding, and wearing those infants, most likely.

 

DD was a true tummy or side sleeper, but we coslept/bedshared.  I would occasionally put her on her tummy for a nap, but usually not.  Usually on her side.  I worried a bit b/c that's what we all do, but deep down I knew she'd be ok.  

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Yep, we swaddle.  She fights it.  We hang in there and do the S's (Ssh'ing, swaying, something to suck on, etc).  She eventually will succumb to the swaddle and even fall asleep after some time (takes awhile though).  I lay her down asleep and swaddled on her back and ALWAYS she wakes up about 20 minute later and is VERY upset to be restricted.  The whole process takes a couple hours and then it's often time to eat again and change her diaper.  It doesn't seem worth the effort.  But at two weeks we haven't given up on the swaddling just yet.


This was us last spring, and my baby was quickly a tummy sleeper and still is. We started around 4 weeks, she could turn her head.  I felt the risks of SIDS was significantly mitigated by other factors and was not worried about it.

 


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My dd is 5 months old now, and she's always been a tummy or side sleeper. She doesn't sleep as well on her back-- she always woke herself up when she flails her arms. When she was newborn, we sleep with her on my chest until she's really sound asleep before placing her beside me on her back. I did this because I was nervous about SIDS. When she learned to turn her belly or side, she hardly ever slept on her back anymore. 

 

Many of my relatives told me it was okay for babies to sleep on their tummies (they don't know much about SIDS) because they slept better. 


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My dd is 5 months old now, and she's always been a tummy or side sleeper. She doesn't sleep as well on her back-- she always woke herself up when she flails her arms. When she was newborn, we sleep with her on my chest until she's really sound asleep before placing her beside me on her back. I did this because I was nervous about SIDS. When she learned to turn her belly or side, she hardly ever slept on her back anymore. 

 

Many of my relatives told me it was okay for babies to sleep on their tummies (they don't know much about SIDS) because they slept better. 


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