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Do you put your baby on her back?
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I've never met a new parent who didn't worry about SIDS, who didn't fret about sleep positions. But the same study that found that running a fan in baby's room may reduce the risk of SIDS also found that up to 26% of parents don't heed the advice that babies should sleep on their backs. Babies seem to sleep better on their bellies, so I'm guessing a large chunk of that percentage are parents off poor sleepers. Still, over one quarter of parents don't follow the single most important piece of advice when it comes to preventing SIDS? That's amazing to me
I had one child would only nap during the day if I put her on her side, so I can relate. But I was never brave enough to let them sleep on their bellies until they were old enough to get there themselves. What about you? Did you let your babies sleep on their bellies?
|On her back, always.||285 (49.7%)|
|The risks are small. I put him on his belly so he'll sleep better.||201 (35.0%)|
|Sleep? What's that?||38 (6.6%)|
|Other -- share with us in comments.||50 (8.7%)|