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4 week old sleeping on side

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Zacksmum Wed 03-Aug-05 13:05:24

my 4 week old sleeps so much better on his side - should i let him or make him sleep on his back?

Janbo25 Wed 03-Aug-05 13:06:16

i think even if you put them on there back they will still roll on side

blossom2 Wed 03-Aug-05 13:06:50

my 4 week old does the same. i figured sleeping on their sides isn't so bad since they can't roll onto their front yet. you can also roll them onto their backs once they are in a deep sleep.

Zacksmum Wed 03-Aug-05 13:19:36

thanks - good to know i'm not doing a terrible thing!

tassis Wed 03-Aug-05 13:38:59

ah, this reminds me of my ds who used to always sleep on his side in a swaddles. Had to be the same side too! He grew out of it around 4 months I think...

Now a strapping 2 year old curently asleep in his cot with Thomas the tank engine, Pat's van, a digger, Mrs Goggins, a video box and a book.


PrettyCandles Wed 03-Aug-05 13:43:54

Both of mine slept much better on their fronts, so much so that I put dd on her front from the day we came home from the hospital. In the hospital I put her on her side, just in case anyone made a fuss - which nobody did.

IMO, if you are low on all the risk factors for SIDS then I don't see why you should try and force the baby to sleep on their back if they can't. As blossom2 said, you can always roll them over once they are asleep.

Janbo25 Wed 03-Aug-05 15:18:14

do you use grobags??

TracyK Wed 03-Aug-05 15:22:24

just watch the side of their head they sleep on - my ds did this and had a flat bit on one side till i tried to vary his sides.

Tessiebear Wed 03-Aug-05 15:28:24

My DS3 (3 weeks old) also sleeps on his side - even if i put him down on his back. Dont think they could roll onto their front even if they wanted to!!!

Zacksmum Wed 03-Aug-05 15:44:46

Janbo25 - have bought a grobag today as he always pulls his arms out of the swaddle anyway!

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