My LO is 6 months and has always had trouble settling herself. She often falls asleep on me lying tummy to tummy ie she is on top of me on her tummy. As soon as I got to put her down on her back she starts crying. In the past I've pressed myself over her so she feels comforted but her cot has high sides and I'm getting bruised hips leaning over the sides! This evening, after I put her down she predictably started crying, and after an hour of picking up, cuddling, settling, putting back down and crying again and again, I, on a whim, flipped her over onto her tummy. She immediately fell asleep. 15 mins later I turned her back onto her front and she sniffled but stayed asleep. After around an hour she woke again so I put her back on her tummy, and hey presto! Fast asleep straight away... two hours later and she hasn't woken again yet. So, my question is, is it alright for me to leave her on her tummy? She has good head control and is quite strong. She can roll from back to tummy, and sometimes back again. Is is dangerous to let her sleep like that? I know in a way it's a silly question, because 30 years ago my mum put me on my tummy every night and I'm here. But that whole cot death thing is ringing loudly in my head. Any advice? I know all of the 'official' guidance and statistics, but wondered about real-life experiences?