Here are the pros and cons of baby sleeping on the stomach:
This is quite a rare position to be safe, but some doctors still suggest it. Sleeping on their stomach can help strengthen the neck, back, and stomach. Tummy time is generally preferred when the baby is awake.
At about four to five months, the baby develops motor skills and can roll over the stomach. Babies lying on their bellies while awake after six months of age have their benefits.
It helps build upper body strength to lift heads off the ground at a faster pace.
Helps them breathe better while sleeping.
It’s a natural way for more robust eye development and ranges greater eyesight.
Tummy time strengthens the neck muscles that prepares a child to crawl.
Strengthens the core and the spinal column shape
Enhances gross motor development
Reduces acid reflux
Do not force your baby to lie on the stomach while awake. You can lay the baby down for 3-5 minutes in the beginning and increase the time once the baby starts getting used to it.
After six months, there is a reduced risk of SIDS, so it’s suitable if babies switch positions according to their comfort.
But, make it a habit for babies to sleep on their back to reduce even a slight risk of SIDS.
Babies also tend to sleep on their side and it also has some pros and cons READ HERE for more information about side sleeping
Don’t let your child’s sleep problems turn into a NIGHTMARE!