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My DS is 4.5 months old. He can roll from his back to his tummy, but not the other way around. He is rolling onto his tummy to sleep. So what do I do when my doc keeps asking if I am putting him on his back to sleep? I am using a positioner and putting him on his side, which is his preferred way to sleep. But he rolls onto his tummy and gets himself comfy. Do I move him back? Do I leave him?
 

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All 3 of mine were tummy sleepers. After the first baby proved how much better she slept that way, I never even tried putting them on their backs. I did not worry about it at all, as long as they could lift their heads- but we cosleep, so I was right there anyway. So obviously I'd leave him, but it depends on your comfort level.
 

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I would not put my baby on her tummy to sleep, but at the point that she's doing it on her own, I feel ok with it. So, I would just leave him.
 

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as far as the ped goes, you can answer "yes" you may put him on his back, he just doesn't stay there! but I figure if they can roll to their tummies and prefer this; then it is not worth fighting a losing battle; like trying to make a left-handed person write with the opposite hand.
 

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My son has loved to sleep on his tummy from the moment he learned to roll. I asked my ped about it and he said to put him down on his back but what a baby does during the night is his business and not to worry about it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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Thanks ladies. I feel better now.
 
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