Ok, for the most part my DS has always slept on his back and we have had no problems. Recently he wants to sleep partialy on his tummy, head and shoulders on his side but bumm in the air. How safe is it to let him sleep on his tummy or 3/4 on his tummy?
He is 5 1/2 months, has been rolling from his back to tummy for about 2 months now, has very strong neck muscles, has been lifting himself all the way up on his arms when on his tummy for about 2 weeks, and started spinning around on his tummy for about 1 week. Just to give you an idea of where he is at physicaly.
I am looking for any advice wether it's just what you did, feel you will do, have done in the past or anything documented. I have read that when they get to where when you flip them to their back they just roll back over in their sleep then it is ok to let them tummy sleep. We do co-sleep so I am not at all worried about him tummy sleeping while I am in there, but I am a little worried when he is down for a nap and I sneak out of the room.
I have also read that SIDS is most common in 3 - 6 month olds and that scares me. 2 weeks ago at one of our play groups DS was really tired but refused to fall asleep in my arms and when I put him down on his back he would just flip over and start to play. So I let him play untill he couldn't play anymore and passed out (he literaly was still playing with the toy is his sleep, it was really cute). Well a momma came up to me and very nicely voiced her concerns about him sleeping on his tummy, she had a child that died to SIDS due to tummy sleeping. I thanked her and let her know that we never tummy sleep, but since there were a room full of people and he had finaly passed out I felt comfortable, and reassured her that we don't tummy sleep at home.
So, please warn me or set my mind at ease.
I am very
so I hope this makes sence.