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my son will be 6 months old in two weeks. this week, he's decided he likes stomach sleeping. no matter how I put him down, when I check him on the video monitor, he's flipped onto his belly.

do I need to worry about this (in regards to the whole "back to sleep" campaign) or just let it go? I can't imagine any solution except flipping him (and waking him up) every time I notice it.

he's been down for a nap for quite some time. does tend to sleep "deeper" it seems. wish I could relax and enjoy it. KWIM?

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We were just at the ped for our 4 month WBV and she told us that if babe turns onto his tummy himself, not to turn him over. He's fine sleeping there.

I'm sure others would disagree.
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Nah. My kids were belly sleepers too. Let him be.

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We were just at the ped for our 4 month WBV and she told us that if babe turns onto his tummy himself, not to turn him over. He's fine sleeping there.
That's exactly what my ped said too. Mine slept better on their tummies, too, and took longer naps once they could roll over onto them. Go ahead, relax and enjoy!

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For a baby who can roll? I let mine be. Why in the world would I wake them?

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Let your LO sleep. DD has been flipping on her stomach to sleep for the past 2 weeks and she isn't 4 months yet. I asked the ped and he said if she can roll onto her tummy she should be fine.

I know how you feel though. DH and I are constantly peeking in on her when she is napping just to make sure her nose is clear so she can breath
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I agree with everyone else. My 6 month old loves to sleep on his belly, too, and we just let him.
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If mine flipped by themselves, I left them alone.
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DD has always liked sleeping on her stomach. Always. When she around 3 months old I finally started being her down (after falling asleep on my) on her stomach. It's never been a problem for us. She doesn't do it anymore but that's because she prefers side sleeping now.

I wouldn't worry about it. At all.

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My DS has been sleeping on his tummy since he was a few weeks old... It's the only way he would stay asleep. (I sleep right next to him)

I say to what you (and your baby) are comfortable with.

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My Ds would flip to his tummy at a week old it would panick me at first but that is what he liked and still at 5 he is a stomach sleeper! I actually feel they are safer because if they spit up it will fall out of their mouths and when ds was a baby and he fell asleep on his back and needed to spit up he was chokeing on it I had to fling him up for it to come out but when he was on his belly the other time he spit up in his sleep it just came out! So that put my mind at ease and validated the fact that Ds knew what way he needed to sleep

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We were just at the ped for our 4 month WBV and she told us that if babe turns onto his tummy himself, not to turn him over. He's fine sleeping there.

I'm sure others would disagree.
This is what mine said too.

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My son has been sleeping on his tummy since he was about a month. I just placed him down that way because that was how he slept best. I wouldn't worry.

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Both my girls slept on their bellies from almost birth.....Curled into me on their sides and then on their bellies. They both still sleep on their bellies and sleep sounder liked that.

When I was in the hospital I had an older nurse (I'm almost 35) with my first who is
5 1/2ish (she says...lol), "Oh, don't let any of these younger nurses see your new baby on her belly.....they'll freak out....but it's ok. I'm here until 11pm tonight so you're ok. Most babies sleep better that way anyways....." and she patted dd and my hand.

She was also the same nurse who cared for me after I had dd2 in 2007 and remembered me. It was nice. She was happy to see dd1 "all grown up" get in bed and snuggle with me and her new sister. "As it should be." and she left us be.

If they can roll on their belly, they should be fine....their heads should naturally turn to one side.....
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My son has slept on his tummy since he was 7 months old. I never worried about it.
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