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Dec 08, 2008
adelaidesmom
sleep, or lack thereof
I am writing this knowing that Adelaide and I are VERY lucky in terms of the reflux. So many of you have it hard and are facing allergies and apnea and so much other stuff. Don't get me wrong--I still daily face crying and screaming at the bottle and lots of discomfort, but nowhere near on the scale it was during the "dark days" of the first couple of months. Adelaide now sleeps at night, but because she's a comfort-feeder, she is about to grow out of her swing. That and white noise are the ONLY reasons she (and consequently my dh and I and our 2-year old) is/are able to sleep. I am back to work and am TERRIFIED at the possibility of getting no sleep again. (I had postpartum depression mainly because of lack of sleep.) We have tried the Amby Swing (didn't work at all) and the Tucker Sling, but she wakes up after about 1/2 hour on her wedge. I have read other postings regarding sleep, and I am wondering if it just going to have to be that I hold her at night, either using the Moby wrap or just prop myself on pillows, blankets, etc. Have any of you found another solution, or anything to make the Tucker Sling more comfortable?
Dec 08, 2008
b-girl
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.
Check out the post.."anyone figured out how to..." it's very similar to your post!!
Dec 08, 2008
adelaidesmom
Thanks! I like the Ikea products, but I think (I could be wrong) that she likes the motion of the swing, and the way it cradles her head. Maybe the Ikea products would be good to prop ME up, and she would sleep on me?
Dec 08, 2008
b-girl
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 wish I could find a motion "bed"! that would be ideal. I guess I'm not much help, but Jazzy always slept better on me which meant that I slept better. If I come accross anything better I'll post it for you...
Dec 09, 2008
seamus mama
Seamus was diagnosed with Silent Reflux at 3 weeks. Now he is 14 months, on Prilosec and avoiding dairy,soy,egg. Still nursing. A lot !!!
There is a British reflux website which advertised this bean bag contraption that had a sling on it. It looked so much better than the Tucker wedge/sling thing. I'm sorry that I forget the website name but it is out there!
Dec 09, 2008
mom2adriane&morgan
Adriane Reese 05/16/07; seemingly healthy when born; diagnosed with MSPI, severe Reflux, Apnea, Ashtma, Epilepsy, and severe food allergies(rice, corn, milk, soy, eggs, oats, wheat, beef, chicken, squash, pumpkin, avocado, etc.);On apnea monitor, seems to be tolerating RCF w/carbohydrate mixed in; on Zyrtec, Xopenex, Prevacid
I believe I found what the pp is talking about. It is called a doomoo. It looks so comfy and I am seriously thinking it might be worth a shot after the night we had. I just don't know if I can part with that amount of money these days! looks good though.
Dec 09, 2008
adelaidesmom
Hi! I looked up the Doomoo--it looks cool! However, I read some other mothers' comments, and it seems like it can easily tip over once the babies start to sit up. I HOPE Adelaide is at that point. Our pedi expressed concern today, however, that she is not turning over at 18 weeks. Is this uncommon? We just don't do tummy time because of the reflux. I read somewhere on another posting that a Boppy can be useful, so I must try that... Anyway, thanks for the tip. Maybe the Doomoo would be good if it were buttressed against other things. It looks so comfy and perfect!
Dec 09, 2008
seamus mama
Seamus was diagnosed with Silent Reflux at 3 weeks. Now he is 14 months, on Prilosec and avoiding dairy,soy,egg. Still nursing. A lot !!!
The Doomoo! That's it! It looks soo cool. If ( I pray no) we have another refluxer I will get the doomoo. We had the wedge and it was so uncomfy..
Check with your
doctor first!