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Slongette Tue 01-Apr-14 09:37:37

My 21 week old DS has now taken to sleeping on his face....

He can roll onto his front and has rolled onto back (when he first started rolling 3 weeks ago), but has never done it since.

Yesterday put him back onto his back 10 times in 30 mins whilst trying to get him to nap - gave up and put him in his bouncer in the end as he was really moaning.

Do I leave him like this? Do I turn him over? Why won't he turn his head to the side? Help - pic included for reference!

TodayIsAGoodDay Tue 01-Apr-14 21:48:22

Bless him smile. Could you just turn his head to one side?

AnyaKnowIt Tue 01-Apr-14 21:51:40

Aww bless, I'd leave him must be comfy

nailslikeknives Tue 01-Apr-14 22:05:40

This is pretty normal movement. He's making a choice about what's comfy. If he can move his head side to side in tummy time, he's fine.
Make more of your nap time breaks, have a brew

CityDweller Sun 06-Apr-14 21:28:42

DD used to do this. Freaked me out until I realised she was really sleeping on her hands - as in her hands where under her face, and thus stopping her nose from squashing into the mattress. Looks like your DS is doing the same thing. After a few nights of trying to flip her over, and waking her up, we just left her to it. She was, and still is, fine!

wheresthelight Sun 06-Apr-14 23:57:21

my dd did this from day 1!! I spent days staying up all night so i could turn her back over to her back only for her to wake up and scream for hours. I gave up and let her sleep on her face. she is now 33 weeks and thriving. - still sleeps on her front, face buried in a toy/blanket/mattress

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