Before I get started I would like to say that I only want to hear from moms with tummy sleepers. I know the risks and I don't want this thread to turn into a debate. I really want helpful experienced answers to my questions.
Ok. My LO is 4 months old and is a pretty good sleeper. He takes a few naps through out the day that last anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours. Plus he only gets up at night once or maybe twice. So he spends a lot of time on his back. At 5 weeks we noticed he had torticollis and developed a flat spot on one side of the back of his head. The physical therapist taught us how to safely put him on his side to sleep. So he's been side sleeping for a while however he only stays on his side for the beginning of his sleep. He ALWAYS rolls back onto his back and about 99% of the time he sleeps on that favored spot although he can easily move his head and neck. He still seems to favor that one side which is not helping the flat spot. Pedi said it will round out and it's not bad enough for a helmet.
He's had the flat spot since he was a newborn and it hasn't gotten worse but I can't tell if it's rounding out or his head is just bigger.
Anyway, I'm thinking about letting him sleep sometimes on his tummy but I have a few questions.
How old was your LO when he/she began tummy sleeping? Do you have a breathing monitor for night sleeping? Do you only tummy sleep for naps?