Ready to Begin Your Sleep Journey?   Yes! Show Me How
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  1. rohit aggarwal says

    thanks for the information

  2. Beverly Medina says

    Hi! My 2 month old baby really loves to sleep on his tummy all the time. I’m a bit worried if it will affect his growth development? Like rolling etc. And also, will it change eventually the way he sleep? Thanks

    • Neosha says

      @Beverly – Thank you for reading and for sharing with us. It’s so very common for babies to enjoy sleeping on their stomachs. “Back to sleep” is the recommendation so please, first, be sure to check in with your little guy’s healthcare provider to ensure his safe sleeping. Most times, the growth and development babies his age experience comes from the activity and sleep he gets all throughout the day vs just in the way he sleeps. And it definitely wouldn’t be uncommon for him to change his preferred sleeping position at some point either. Hang in there, Beverly!

  3. Issie says

    Hi Emily. That’s a new knowledge to me. I do agree that babies love to sleep on their stomach. I’ll try keeping my baby sleep on her back. By the way, I wonder if the crib is effect to baby’s health? Could you give me suggestion how to choose best crib for my baby? I’m learning about it and I visited here Thank you in advance for your kindness.

    • Janelle Reid says

      Hi @Issie, thanks for reading – I am glad to hear the article was helpful! I don’t have any specific recommendations on the best cribs, but here is an article that may link you to some other resources that help you make the best decision for your baby:
      Thanks for visiting the Baby Sleep Site!

    • janet says

      IssIe – go with your mama intuition – babies do love to sleep on their stomachs. They sleep more comfortably, can adjust their position as needed to expel burps or gas, and then settle back in for replenishing sleep : ) Their back, neck & arm muscles develop much quicker also – it’s what they were meant to do. When they sleep sounder, you sleep too and you are both happier when you awake. All this fussing to get them to sleep on their backs was created in the 1960s when new moms stopped listening to mamas and grammas in their families and were advised to seek knowledge of “experts”. Of course if you create more problems, new mamas will “need” more “consultants” and those consultants will make a lot of $$ “helping”. I’ve raised 5 children – followed my mommy intuition, while noticing examples of my mom and mom-in-law. All of my babies slept on their tummies and were happy babies and I was a happy mom! We are loving seeing our 5 now raise our 17 grandchildren – the tummy-slept grandchildren were happier and developed faster than the back-slept ones. Follow your mama intuition : )

  4. Erica Lomoriello says

    Hello all. So i just wanted to say that my first son prefered sleeping on his back maybe about 50% of the time how ever my newest baby seema to be more comfortable on his belly. This is more comfortable and helpful for him because hes having problems getting his gas out. He loves tummy time and is always able to relieve soooo much gas. I tried to feed burp and then give him a few mins on his belly one night and then see if i could get him to stay on his back when in his crib but he immediatly started fussing. He also spits up ALOT so i feel better knowing that any vomit or spit up will come straight out instead of worrying if he will choke on it. So my conclusion… it hasnt had any negative effects on either of my boys. They will be sleeping on their bellies and their dr will be informed. Good luck moms make the rite choice for you and your babies!

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Erica – Thank you for writing and letting us know what works for you and your family!

    • janet says

      I agree with Erica. All of my 5 children slept from day 1 on their tummies. I breastfed all of them, started feeding rice cereal around 3 weeks. They were happy babies and I was a happy mommy. They all have college degrees, are married and we are expecting our 18th grandchild in August. Don’t stress out over all of the information out there. Stay in tune with your baby and incorporate them into your lifestyle. Ask your grandmas how they did it. Enjoy the discovery and sweet times of being a mama : )

      • Janelle Reid says

        @Janet – congratulations on the 18th grandchild and thank you for you input to this discussion. 🙂

  5. Anthony Edward says

    No studies of sids and babies laying on their bellies ever has taken in vaccine injuries into account. Go back to when vaccines were at their lowest and every one had their babies laying on their bellies(the 80s and under), infant death rates were lower and much less sids. O and a whole generation doesnt have flat heads. So you can all claim correlation isnt causation but history tells us infant death rates want to be lowered less vaccines and babies laying on their bellies. Fact undeniable fact.

  6. Anthony Edward says

    The only reason they try and blame stomach sleeping to sids us because they dont want to blame the correct culprit vaccines. A baby is more liable to choke on vomit in early stages rather than suffocation. Common sense has been completely thrown out trying to hide the vaccine injuries. Shame on you doctors. Actually shame on your professors. Teaching the new generation of doctors to have no common sense.

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says

      Hi @Anthony – Thanks you for visiting us and taking a few minutes to write too! We thank you for sharing your opinion with us! We know that vaccines continue to be a big topic for discussion, and will continue to be so, as research continues. We do strongly recommend that any/all parents concerned about safe sleep positioning or vaccines, consult with their baby’s doctor for personalized and professional advice.
      Thanks again for visiting!

  7. BARNETT Weiss says

    I suggest reading the following paper which seriously debunks the Recommendations for back sleeping which has many significant deficits in terms of the child’s development including things not covered in this paper such as encouraging over Breathing leading to various difficulties going forward

    • Jessica Diller says

      @Barnett, Thank you for your comment and for sharing the article! Your doctor knows baby best, so we always recommend checking with your pediatrician for the latest information and recommendations for your family!

    • Angie says

      Thank you for sharing! Here is another article that questions the risks of putting babies on their backs to sleep with autism. Unfortunately, parents are not given the full extent of the facts and allowed to make their own judgement calls as to which sleeping position is best for their baby and their family.!po=19.3396