Sleeping with face in mattress

Has anyone went through this? If so what were your results? My son who’s 8 months loves to sleep on his belly, unfortunately he loves to sleep with his face in his bed. It’s a firm mattress, I’m just worried of him not being able to get enough oxygen. I move him and he goes right back, or he just cries cause he can’t get back to sleep. 😓☹️

  • Kerry
    Oct 04, 2018

    My little one sleeps on his tummy now but always had head to the side. Is it worth asking pediatrician next time you go? Id worry too if mine did that. Does he do the same when he plays on his tummy? How well can he move his head in his sleep?

  • Joe
    Oct 04, 2018

    It seems like the way they say not to lay them is exactly how they wanna lay...I try to lay mine kinda on her side, still check on her every so often, but I’m still at the point where if they been sleeping for a while I get nervous and have to keep checking to make sure I see them breathing..maybe I’m paranoid..lol

  • Anonymous
    Oct 04, 2018

    My 12 mo has been sleeping like that for months. It really does worry me sometimes but I figure she’s comfortable, she can roll back over if she wants to, and she sleeps best if I don’t mess with her positioning (:

  • Dani
    Oct 05, 2018

    The reason we ended up co-sleeping. Both my kids like to tummy sleep and I felt much better about it if they were at least sleeping on my chest until they were strong enough to roll over on their own while tired.

  • Anonymous
    Oct 05, 2018

    My third baby will ONLY sleep with her face wrapped up in a blanket. 😱😱😱 If she is alone in her crib with a blanket she sleeps all night. Anywhere else, or if that blanket is removed, she sleeps in 20 minute fits and screams bloody murder for 15 minutes between those sleeps. She is a year old now, so it’s less scary, but we found comfort in an AngelCare motion monitor that sounds an alarm if it doesn’t sense breathing after a few seconds.

  • Jennifer
    Oct 05, 2018

    Yes if they can roll onto their stomach it’s safe to leave them there

  • Amanda
    Oct 05, 2018

    Okay thanks! He definitely is very mobile so I don’t think he gets stuck. I moved him last night and ever since he couldn’t go to sleep without me. I def still get paranoid if he sleeps long. He usually only sleeps in 2 hour to 3 hour increments so anything longer I have to check. Even at night time. I’m trying to get him to stay Asleep longer

  • Chris
    Oct 05, 2018

    My daughter is 6 months old and has been sleeping like that since she was 5 months old. I’m not worried as I’ve watched her on the monitor and she moves her head from side to side as often as she needs.

  • Jenn
    Oct 05, 2018

    At 8 months old I'm sure he can move around just fine. If he seems off I'd certainly look at it but kids can usually regulate themselves at that age. After mastering rolling, my daughter did everything: face down & butt up, on her stomach, legs out of the crib, arm out of the crib, the rotiserrie chicken, chin forward & resting on her chest in the carseat...you name it, she tried it. She made it past 1 👍 (and still does most of those lol)

  • Jessica
    Oct 06, 2018

    My son is 3 months old and it's the ONLY way he will sleep. I just make sure that there is nothing else in his bed with him and the sides of his bed are like a mesh breathable material. He's already scooting but he has great head and neck control!

  • Jeehyon
    Oct 07, 2018

    Our daughter started rolling onto her tummy to sleep at 4 months and we definitely got nervous about it 😅 we tried flipping her back over but it was disrupting her sleep and were told if they can roll to their tummies they can roll enough to breath properly. As long as the sleep area is flat and has no items they could suffocate on, should be okay :)

  • Tina
    Oct 09, 2018

    I think if you roll them to their back, and they have enough strength to roll on their own onto their stomach, then it's fine to leave them (since their automatic impulse if they can't breathe will be to move until they can breathe, and they have the strength to do so). My observations (not scientific!) are that those who prefer to sleep on their stomachs are generally faster at learning to crawl, walk, etc.... The babies that I know who preferred to sleep on their tummies started crawling super early, and my daughter (who adores sleeping on her back and side and cries if she's on her tummy) was SUPER slow to even attempt crawling (11.5 months before she even considered crawling).

  • Amanda
    Oct 17, 2018

    My baby will only sleep in rock and play. She’s going on 5 months and I’m trying hard to break her habit but she wakes up every 10 minutes in the crib.

  • Jessica
    Apr 25

    My daughter is 8 months last night went to check on her and it freaked me out that she was on her tummy and face down so I looked and didn’t know if she was breathing so I rolled her over and she moved scared me to death that she was on her face so I picked her up and brought her to my bed gave her a bottle and waited 15 mins didn’t know if I was going to put her back in her crib but I did around 6 this morning I checked and she was back sleeping on her belly face down what should I do

  • Kerry
    Apr 25

    Jessica, is her face in the mattress or off to the side? If its off to the side and shes able to roll and you put her on her back there isnt much you can do. Once they roll and like sleeping on their tummy they will keep doing it even if you turn them over. If her face isnt off to the side the keep checking on her and turn her head so its on the side.