you know LO best and as someone else said he will be better on his tummy in his basket than on you in a chair, my LO was a tummy sleeper from about 5weeks (she had silent reflux so think this helped her) also dont wake him for a feed he will definatley let you know if he is hungry hun! like everyone kept telling me never wake a sleeping baby!!! xx
LO wouldn't sleep on his back from the start - so he slept on me or his daddy's chest until he was 10wks old (on his front). We then weaned him into the bednest for the start of the night, but he has always slept on his front. He now sleeps in his cotbed since 16wks or so and does good 8hr stretches between feeds most nights. We knew the risks, but as his parents made a decision based on our knowledge of LO and the literature.
However, with your family history of sleep apnoea I would try to seek medical advice first. I'm not sure how that might interact with front sleeping....
My son would only ever sleep on his front, it was literally let him sleep that way or have him not sleep at all, he still sleeps that way now! It's definitely not something i would recommend to anyone as I think mums need to make decisions like that themselves as obviously it can increase the risk of SIDS by a small amount but I have to admit if I were in the same situation again with my daughter then I would allow her to sleep on her front too. With the breathing monitor on and always in the same room as us until 6 months x
Our baba would only settle on his tummy if you didnt hold him to sleep. We discovered it was connected to his reflux and cmpi. Our paediatrician said reflux babies sleep better on their tummies and if we felt he settled better then use angelcare and do tummy sleeping. It goes against the back to sleep campaign but reflux babies are a different kettle of fish. We started this at ten weeks as he could turn and lift his head with excellent neck control, thats an important key factor. Xx
I know when i was a baby and im not that old that drs told parents to put their babys on tummmy to sleep and i slept on my tummy and so did my 2 brothers and we are all just fine. My LO prefers to sleep on his side. He wont go on his tummy without tucking his legs up under his belly.
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