Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: dimera | 2008/11/17

Q.

7 MONTH OLD BABY SLEEPING POSITION

Dear Prof
I normally lay my baby to sleep on her tummy she seems more comfortable that way
is it adviseable for her to sleep on her tummy is it safe
THANKS

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The advice these days is that babies should sleep on their backs. This much reduces the likelihood of sudden unexplained deaths in infants. In your baby's case she is already 7 months old and is used to sleeping on her tummy. She will not easily learn to sleep on her back now, so you will need to continue like this.

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