What is the best way to put my baby down, on the side or on the back?
Question: I've been reading allot about how to put your baby down in his cot allot of websites say on the bac is the best way for babies to sleep.
We have been putting our baby to sleep on his side supported by a specially designed mat under him with two body curved pillows on the side. Is this a good way for him to sleep.
I'm worried that if he is put on his back if he has any spit up he could choke as it won't fall to the side if he's on his back. He is two weeks old and also moves around a lot in his sleep, yawning and stretching, could this indicate that he is uncomfortable sleeping on his side?
Which is safer side sleeping or on his back? Thanks
Heidi's Answer: Hi there, on the back is the only recommended sleeping position. So please, remove the placeholder and place your baby on his back to sleep.