Quoting Elijah Cayden's Mommy!:" Is it a good idea to let my baby sleep on his stomach? I usually put him on the side or back. Side after ... [snip!] ... after food and back after diaper or just whenever. I tried putting my son on his stomach and he rolls back to his side/back. "
Quoting Katharyn Marie:" With the whole SIDS thing, I personally don't. DS will be 6 months in 2 weeks & I still put him on his ... [snip!] ... and turned him over. I may be over protective, but if there is anyway it will reduce the risk of SIDS, I'll keep doing it."
Quoting ProudMommaof3_89:" Sweetheart its best to put your child on his back especially if this is your first. I lost my 1st son ... [snip!] ... what you hear, lay him on his back because I am living proof that babies on their stomach THAT young, they are not ready for."
Quoting Elijah Cayden's Mommy!:" Thanks. I'm sorry for your loss... did you say anything to those people that told you about putting babies on stomach? "Unfortunately no, his father and I were more angry at ourselves for listening to them in the first place. Everyone thinks they have all the answers but honestly a lot of things will come naturally to you as a mothers instinct. At the end of the day, no body will know your baby better than you so don't ever let someone tell you whats best for your child unless its a well-known health/life hazard such as SIDS. Your baby himself is letting you know right now that sleeping on his stomach isn't for him if he keeps rolling over to his side or back. Doctors DO allow what they call tummy time, but that's only for about an hour most out of the day, when they are awake and they are being supervised. This gives them the chance to work their neck muscles and their movements and avoids flat head syndrome. But aside that, never to sleep. There's literally a sign in my doctors office that says "Back to sleep" informing to have your child on their back. I'm sorry I wrote a whole life story to you, just thought i'd like to share it with you lol. But Honestly best of wishes to you on your newborn.