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Sunday, March 2, 2008

A new skill or a scary behavior??

Goose decided to try, horror of horrors, TUMMY sleeping last night. I am terrified he will stop breathing if he sleeps on his tummy!! I know it is not likely, especially since he CAN roll over on his own - but still. Aren't they supposed to back sleep for 12 months? Ugh. I turned him over and I think he slept for most of the night on his back, (I know this because I'm nuts and actually set my alarm for 3am to check on him and he was on his back at that time still). But when I got him up at 6 - he was on his tummy up against the crib railings! He was calm and just kind of entertaining himself while he was waiting for me to come get him, but I was nervous to see him like that. I hope tummy sleeping at this point is ok!


Jes said...

I'm not a doctor, but as a mommy, I would say he's fine. I always laid my daughter down on her back, but when I'd check on her she'd be on her belly. Everyone has a preference as to how they sleep so if he prefers his belly, I'd just let him.

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

They always get to their tummy as fast as they can. The SIDS risk drastically reduces after 4 mos, which is right about when they start rolling over. He will be fine.

I remember being so scared about this with my first baby too! Then, after much research & prayer, we ended up tummy sleeping the other three for various reasons from birth.

He is sleeping in the safest place he can be - in God's hands.