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Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) or cot death is rare, but here's how you can ... It's not as safe for babies to sleep on their side or tummy as on their back.

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Is it okay if your baby rolls from her back to her stomach at night? And when is it safe to per her to sleep on her tummy?

You follow the ABCs of safe sleep and put your baby to bed on her back to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). But what if your baby rolls over onto her tummy during the night anyway? Is it safe for your baby to sleep on her stomach?

Learn more about when it''s usually no turning them back (especially if they prefer snoozing belly-down).

Babies who can change positions easily usually have the agility to protect themselves from whatever it is about tummy sleeping that increases SIDS risk, say experts.

That said, you should continue to put your baby to sleep on her back until her first birthday. And always abide by other safe sleep tips, including putting her down on a firm sleeping surface and keeping all other objects out of her crib like pillows, blankets, bumpers, loose-fitting sheets and plush toys.

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Is it okay to put your baby down to sleep on her stomach?

No, not before she turns 1. You should always put your baby to bed on her back until she''ll have to stop swaddling when baby is active enough to kick off the swaddling blanket or has started trying to roll over.

Also consider offering your baby a pacifier when you put her down. These steps may help provide the comfort she’s seeking to hopefully sleep better.

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