(Closed) In which position do you put your baby to sleep?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: In which position do you put your baby to sleep?
    On his/her stomach : (4 votes)
    17 %
    On his/her back : (17 votes)
    74 %
    On his/her side : (2 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    6009 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I put both of my kids to sleep on their backs since day 1.  Once they got old enough, they started turning themselves onto their bellies while sleeping, but I never put them on their stomachs myself.

    Post # 5
    5147 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    On his back, though sometimes he squirms onto his side.

    Recommended sleep position is the back. SIDS has dropped by more than 50% since the recommendation to put babies on their backs instead of stomaches. 

    Post # 7
    9134 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

    Some moms put their baby to sleep on their stomache because they tend to sleep deeper in that position.  The sad reality in a small percentage of stomach sleeping cases is that the baby gets too little oxygen but is sleeping so soundly they don’t rouse enough to cry for help and end up suffocating.  Laying your baby on his/her back to sleep is such a simple thing to do to avoid this potentially deadly situation.

    That said, my mom put me to sleep on my stomach and I am very much alive and well.  However, since I got used to sleeping on my stomach it is the only way I can sleep and I am now having heart palpitations from time to time which my doctor says are related to sleeping on my stomach.  Boy is it hard to retrain myself to sleep on my side!

    Post # 8
    1486 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I put my daughter to sleep on her back every.single.night.  My Mom pushed and pushed for me to put her on her stomach, but I was well aware of the “Back to Sleep” campaign, so I resisted.  Now, I DID sometimes let my daughter nap on her stomach, but only if she was physically asleep on me, if my hands weren’t on her, on her back it was.

    At 6 months, she started flipping to her stomach to sleep, and now, that’s her preferred sleeping position, but I still put her down on her back every night, and if she flips, (and she does) then I let her.

    Post # 9
    7642 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Just a note to say that I have skewed your results 🙁 I put “on their side” but I’m an older mother and that’s what was recommended in the 90s. Obviously I will be telling my daughters to sleep them on their back now that the recommendation has changed.

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