6 month old tummy sleeping

Hi is it ok for my 6 month old son to sleep on his tummy? He hates tummy time but is pretty good at it, rolling over happens during play time back to belly but I haven’t seen him do Nelly to tummy, is it still ok for him to sleep on belly? We do not have the breathing monitor… help!!


  • Yes, as long as he is rolling onto his tummy on his own that’s fine. You cannot stop a baby from rolling over at sleep time or at night. I would ALWAYS place him to sleep on his back thkugh. Do not purposely place him in his tummy to sleep even if you see he does it himself. As long as you see that his head is facing to the side naturally when he turns on his tummy you should be fine. Invest in a sleep band! If you have the nanit, the breathing monitor is included, you just need the band.

  • Natalie_Barnett_PhD
    Natalie_Barnett_PhD Member, Nanit Team, Expert

    @DazeNRyan You will always put your baby to sleep on their back but if they are capable of getting to their tummy its fine for them to be there!