Should you let an 8 month old sleep on their tummy?

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  1. Natasha2605

    Natasha2605 2 girlies <3

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    As the title says really.

    Since going in her cot last week it seems to be her new favourite position. A lot of the time I turn her over but she either wakes or rolls back over?

    Should I leave her? Or is it dangerous? xx
     
  2. jenny82

    jenny82 Well-Known Member

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    No its grand! My LO started sleeping on his tummy at about 5 months. As long as they can roll into that position, they can roll out if it :thumbup:
     
  3. XfairyhopesX

    XfairyhopesX Mummy to my Pixxie & WTT

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    aiden is exactly the same i have spent a few sleepless weeks turning him back, and to no avail - last 2 nights ive left him to do as pleases and hes slept til 6am from 6pm... think i like that better lol i am purchasing one of those breathable bumpers on payday tho that a kind lady showed us yest as he does like to have a crawl about and im terrified of getting a leg stuck xxx
     
  4. charlotte-xo

    charlotte-xo Alfie and Darcey's mummy

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    like jenny82 said aslong as they can roll into the position and roll out of it you can put them to sleep on their tummy.

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  5. Natasha2605

    Natasha2605 2 girlies <3

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    Ha you've got me excited thinking that if I leave her she *might* sleep all night... Roll on bedtime :D xx
     
  6. lauren28

    lauren28 Well-Known Member

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    Until the age of about 6 months Leah would wake up if she rolled onto her front, but now she rolls onto her front straight away. Still doesn't sleep through though!
     
  7. kelly29

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    agreed if they can roll then its fine :thumbup:
     
  8. 08marchbean

    08marchbean Well-Known Member

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    if she rolls there herself id say its fine. as soon as i put my lo in her cot on her back she rolls onto her tummy. and she very definaly does NOT sleep all night!:haha:
     
  9. OmarsMum

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    Omar startd to sleep on his tummy at 5 months when he started to roll over. He was a side sleeper.
     
  10. xbabybumpx

    xbabybumpx Well-Known Member

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    tummy sleeper here also. i put her to sleep on her tummy as if i put her on her back she wakes up and cries for me to put her on her tummy,she doesint even attempt to roll over. she could roll over at 4 months but she cant be arsed now as she knows mamma will do it for her lol xox
     
  11. mrsraggle

    mrsraggle Wifey & Mummy

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    Ellie's slept on her tummy since she was 4 months old and could roll there herself. It's fine so long as they can roll back if required x
     
  12. ShanandBoc

    ShanandBoc Well-Known Member

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    Elleah has just started rolling onto her side all the time to sleep at 3 months and when i put her on her back she just rolls onto her side again!!...and the other day i found her on her tummy.....what can u do??
     
  13. dizzymeg

    dizzymeg Well-Known Member

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    olly has been tummy sleeping since he was about 3 months old! he wont sleep any other way. at first I only let him do it in the day when he was napping down stairs, just so I could make sure he was ok, but he always puts his head on the side so he can breath. After about 2-3 weeks i let him sleep at night on his tummy x
     
  14. Justagirlxx

    Justagirlxx Mom to 2 and Preg Again!

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    Its fine to let a baby sleep on their stomach after they can roll. There's no need to turn her back over hun. x
     

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