I have a question for you ladies. If you've always put your baby on his/her back to sleep, what do you do when he/she rolls over to the belly in the night?
I've always put DD down on her back and she usually stays that way. I woke up last night after she'd been asleep for 8 hours (usually she's awake every 3) and when I checked on her she was on her belly with her face buried in the mattress. She seemed to be breathing alright, but I turned her head and left her on her belly. She slept for another hour and a half! This is the first time she's ever rolled to her belly and stayed asleep - she usually wakes up.
I called the ped to ask about it and the nurse just repeated the AAP's stance that babies should be on their backs until they're a year old and told me to turn DD over if it happened again. I understand that they have to say that as a CYA, but it wasn't very helpful.
I want to say that since she can roll over and move really well that she's not in as much danger of SIDS, but it also scares me that she might be sleeping with her face smooshed into the mattress for hours before I wake up and notice. I mean, if she's sleeping that long then chances are that I am, too! I don't want to stand over her crib and wait for her to roll but I'd also really rather she not suffocate.
So - what do you guys do? Any words of advice to calm me (the world-class worrier) down about her sleeping face down?