Did anyone else exclusively tummy sleep??
I know the Back To Sleep campaign has doctors (well, aside from my pediatrician) and hospitals pushing the back sleeping as a "must do" for mommies, but I just didn't buy it.
Taylor has slept on her tummy from Day 1, even in the hospital (unless she was back in the nursery). She always seemed more comfortable that way, and would scream if we tried to get her to sleep on her back. To me, the tummy seemed more natural - if that makes sense.
She's also doing things pretty early. She was turning over at three months, sitting up on her own at four, and has been crawling for almost two weeks (she's five months now). She's already trying to pull up on things, in an attempt to stand. I'm convinced her love for being on her tummy has caused her to do all of this at these ages.
I know since the Back To Sleep campaign started there has been a decrease in SIDS, but in all honesty, I think there are too many factors to just attribute it to back sleeping. One great thing the BTS campaign did was tell mothers not to overdress (and therefore overheat) their infants.. not to use blankets.. not to put toys or stuffed animals in the crib/bassinet with the baby. I think all of those have had more to do with the success than the actual back sleeping (or perhaps, I am just reading studies wrong).
Also, there has been a huge increase in positional plagiocephaly (and the like) since this huge push for back sleeping. I think often, new mothers are scared to do anything other than back sleep, back sleep, back sleep.. and don't vary the positioning. It's very concerning to me.
Bah.. this is just something I wanted to get out there.. I see tummy sleeping demonized all the time, but it just seemed like the perfect thing for Taylor.