July 02, 2015

Q: My two-month-old has always slept on his back except for the first two weeks he was born and he slept on his side. Is this bad? I see all kinds of things saying they should sleep on their backs but if I put him on his back, he doesnt sleep long and wakes up 99% of the time.

A: The absolutely safest position for all babies is to sleep on their back, as it significantly reduces the risk of SIDS.  Try swaddling your baby, as that may make it easier for him to sleep on his back.

Answered by Dr. Jodi Mindell