AimeeM Posted September 16, 2012 Share Posted September 16, 2012 Marco is just shy of 3 months old. I know, know, know the recommendations for "back to sleep, tummy to play" and I don't risk it, really. He does frequently fall asleep on his tummy during play though and, just for grins and giggles, if he is next to me when he dozes off, I let him stay that way. He sleeps for hours if allowed to stay that way; the minute I need to leave the room and reposition him on his back, he wakes up screaming. He's an enigma to me - three year old DS and 11 year old DD both slept fine on their backs. Add to that, this one has severe reflux and I can't count how many times I've woken in the night to find him covered in his own vomit (on his back, in his moses basket). THAT is terrifying. My mind keeps racing to "what if he choked and I didn't hear him". When he's on his tummy, it's like magic - he doesn't vomit, startle, or scream from the reflux (and yes, he's on reflux medication but I can't honestly see the point in it; he vomits it up almost immediately). He obviously is keeping some food down though, as he's more than doubled his birth weight as of a month ago :D). I've googled "when can baby sleep on tummy" and find the standard physician reply "put baby on back to sleep until a year old". So what say The Hive? What did you do with your wanna-be-a-tummy-sleepers? Grandma tells me to put him on his tummy as she did with all 8 of her children. I'm not going to do anything, obviously, to increase the risk of SIDS (it does seem to run in my family - I stopped breathing in my sleep many times as an infant, cause unknown; it was luckily caught because it was during the day, I was monitored at the hospital and subsequently on a monitor until I was 16 months old). Just wondering. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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