Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Tummy sleeper

When Elliott was 3 months old he went to the Pediatrician for his normally scheduled appointment. She said to keep a keen eye on him as he was going to roll over any day now.

Well, 5.5 months later our boy has finally rolled over. Which is perfect timing, since he wont sleep (at all really) in any position other than his stomach.

This of course has caused me a terrible amount of stress and anxiety. I have visited the SIDS website no less than 5 times, each time looking for some new bit of information that will justify letting my boy sleep on his tummy.

Alas, my own need to sleep has bested me, and last night we put him to sleep in his tummy. He slept for 4 hours straight. Which, these days, folks is a record.

1 comment:

Lynanne said...

You should talk to your doctor if you're worried, but from what I've heard, experts say that by the time the child consistently rolls over onto their stomach, they have the motor control and maturity of their nervous system to make the SIDS risk go way down. Obviously you can still help by not using crib bumpers, pillows, blankets, or bottom sheets that can be pulled off or cause entrapment, yada yada yada....you've probably read it all by now. :)

Congrats on the 4 hours of sleep!!!!