I’ve noticed that our little stinker is becoming a belly sleeper. He used to lay flat on his back when he napped and when we transitioned him to the crib at 4 months old, but all of a sudden he wants to lay on his tummy. Of course I hate this. I’m so nervous he’ll suffocate or hurt himself.
Levi started turning on his side about 3 weeks ago whenever I put him down at night. As soon as I laid him down, he would roll to his right side. I think he favors that side, even though he favors his left side when being breastfed.
At first it didn’t bother me too much, but now it does. I’m glad he’s a roller baby because it shows how fast he’s learning and all the new things he’s teaching his body to do. However, after he rolls onto his stomach I wish he would just roll right back to his back. I know he can lift his head and he sleeps with one cheek on the mattress, but I wouldn’t be a good mother if I didn’t worry too much! He can get stuck in some pretty awful positions though. I saw him on the monitor the other night with his legs turned one way, his body the other way, and his head facing the way his legs were… AWKWARD! I went in there and switched him around to what would seem like a more comfortable position because I knew he would wake up with a crick in his neck in the morning if I didn’t.
Personally, I don’t know where he gets it from. I’m assuming his daddy since I hate sleeping on my belly. After you’ve carried around a child in your tummy and you’re used to sleeping in every possible position EXCEPT on your stomach, it can be hard to get comfortable that way again, at least for me it was.
Is this normal? I know babies used to be laid on their bellies years ago, but we’re not supposed to do this anymore.. does it count if the baby does it to himself??