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Sep 29, 2008
Noah 10/06 Reflux free for 1 year
Reid 7/08 Prevacid 15mg
30 degree angle
Hello all. How do you measure the 30 degree angle for the crib wedge. I am totally guessing at this point. Thanks -Jamie
Sep 29, 2008
Kathryn, Pager Volunteer and mommy to Emily Mia 02/04/07. 3 years old with GERD. 30mg Prevacid and Pepcid AC. Mylanta needed for flares. Failed prilosec med switch. Tried and failed many med weans but GERD and pain are well controlled. Functional constipation. Reoccurring SBBO. Suspected IBD or autoimmune disease. Resolved issues: MSPI, CSID (acquired), Stage 2 kidney reflux, Chronic diarrhea.
Audrey Meadow 06/20/08. born 34/35 weeks. Still b/f and eats everything! ftt and chronic constipation.
When you see it on paper the angle is easier to gauge. SO this is how i would help you do it.

Draw a straight line. a straight line is 180 degrees

Draw a Vertical line in the middle. the 2 halves of that line are 90 degrees or a "right angle" So it would basically be an "L" shape.

Draw a line through the middle of the 90 degree angle. Half of the 90 degree angle is 45 degrees. Since 30 degrees is less then 45 then you would guesstimate the the angle is a little less sharp then kinda like "<"

Unless you have a protractor you won't get an exact 30 degree angle. but exactly 30 degrees is not necessary. a nice comfortable upright slope is less then a right angle is good :)

hope that wasn't too confusing
Sep 29, 2008
This is our dd, Alessandra. Dx with GER 10/07. Ran the gamut with meds and now done with them (crossed fingers). Using magnesium, probiotics and prebiotic supplements. With the exception of teething and general sassy attitude, all is well now. They really CAN grow out of it!
We were never able to do the wedge, but I just used a 4" 3 ring binder under the bassinett mattress - it's about 30 degrees.
Sep 29, 2008
Maggie is now 3 years old and reflux free (knock on wood). I still check in some to see how everybody is doing :) Hugs to all!
We just guesstimated it too. I thought of it like a clock. 3 oclock is 90 deg. so just imagine's not a very big incline. I've heard all kinds of clever ways to get the mattress elevated :)
Sep 29, 2008
Mom to Jasmine aka: Jazz 01/24/2007
Dx with silent reflux at 8 months
FPIES, DGE, MSPI. Recently diagnosed with EC (Eosin. colitis and now Primary immune deficiency disease.
Also mom to Nathan. born Jan.20th, 2009, MPI . so far dx with reflux and has an extremely sensitibe GI system. Also dx with primary immune deficiency disease.
I think any elevation would be better than nothing and I'm sure you'll get close enough!
Check with your
doctor first!