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    Tummy or back?

    I know EVERYTHING says put baby on his back but Dawson sleeps so much better on his tummy, and also is way less fussy. He also has reflux so he spits up a lot and it bothers me to put him on his back knowing that. But if i put him on his tummy i feel like i'm being almost wreckless.

    What are your thoughts?

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    the pediatrician at the hospital told me to elevate his head and put him on his side. with one of those sleep positioners. and to give him gas drops throughout the day. i do it about every other feeding, and he can sleep on his back normal now
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrsfaller View Post
    the pediatrician at the hospital told me to elevate his head and put him on his side. with one of those sleep positioners. and to give him gas drops throughout the day. i do it about every other feeding, and he can sleep on his back normal now
    gas drops like Milicon? I give my munchkin that too but I didn't think it would do much for spitting up. maybe i'm wrong...

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    I have heard that the side sleeping can help with those who don't/can't sleep on their back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaaau View Post
    I have heard that the side sleeping can help with those who don't/can't sleep on their back.
    do they really stay on their side? that just seems weird to me.

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    do they really stay on their side? that just seems weird to me.
    DS never did. He always wriggled down even with a sleep positioner.
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    My kids always slept better on their stomachs. The twins were in the NICU for a little bit at first and they put them on their stomachs in the incubators and they just got used to it and would fuss if I put them on their backs. When they were in the incubators the one side was elevated a tiny bit so they were sort of laying on a slant so I just stuck something under their mattress to make it slant a little.

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    For the first 3 months, I put W to sleep on his back, because everyone had me so terrified about it.
    He never slept. As soon as I put him down, he'd wake back up. It was awful..
    So after about 3 months, I broke down and put him on his tummy out of desperation. He slept wonderfully, and has done it ever since.

    He never had reflux or spitting up though, so that part wasn't really an issue with us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shannon Marie View Post
    gas drops like Milicon? I give my munchkin that too but I didn't think it would do much for spitting up. maybe i'm wrong...
    yep. i thought it was weird too, but it seems to have really made a differece
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