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I have a 5 month old who likes to roll onto his tummy during the night. We always put him to sleep on his back but he rolls over anyway. Is this dangerous as he can roll back and forth? Do any Mums have advice for me? My baby sleeps on his tummy is it dangerous? Thanks, Jen

Emailed by Jen 11.12.2012


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  • As long as you are safe with blankets/toys etc then try not to stress!


  • I don’t think it’s recommended but there’s not much you can do when bub can roll themselves over


  • Mine were told on their back but as soon as they could they would end up on their front. Their babies are told on their sides & they too end up on their front! Family trait I think. My Chiro hates it


  • With my first bub, it was recommended he sleep on his back. My second bub was 3 years later and it was recommended she sleep on get tummy. My niece arrived 2 years after that abc best was on their side. Once bub starts moving, you can’t control how they sleep, doesn’t matter how you first put them in to bed


  • I wouldn’t worry too much

    Both my son and daughter are tummy sleepers and so is this mummy when she isn’t pregnant.


  • I would think not!


  • I hope you found some of the suggestions useful.


  • Some really great advice – hope it helped.


  • As long as he can move his head and roll you’ll be fine. Our son did the same and even thou our daughter was 8 weeks early she rarely sleeps on her back.


  • Go with what ever works for you


  • I say just follow your instincts


  • Not at all… Back in days it was a rule that they lay on stomach… If the cable of rolling they can rol back


  • I used to keep my little man on his back after midwife said no to sleeping on their tummys as its a big risk of SIDS, Do you really want to take the risk???


  • BE AWARE OF SIDS its not worth losing a child they’re to precious =)


  • my 4 kids all slept on there tummy an they were fine.


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