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Feb 12, 2009
isobel'smamma
Sara, Mom to Isobel 10/01/08 Dx Silent reflux @ 6 wks. Prevacid 22.5mg split in 2 doses. Pepcid .5ml twice a day. Diagnostically confirmed milk protein, egg and cat allergy. Suspected corn, pea and squash allergy. Trialed Alimentum and Elecare without success, currently on Isomil Advance RTF with moderate success. Barium Swallow and UGI 3/08 Pondering a ph probe and endoscopy.
Nap Nanny
Has anyone seen or used the Nap Nanny? We're still struggling to keep Isobel from sliding down the crib while swaddled and wondered if this would be a viable solution. Hate to spend the $ if it's not going to work. Thanks!
Feb 12, 2009
jeddsmommy
Jessica, Mommy to Jedd, severe reflux, severe food and oral aversions, Finally G tube free!!! VSD repair 4-24-07 (open heart surgery), hypospadias, repaired 3 times and Ear tubes Visit Jedd at his CB site: www.caringbridge.org/visit/jedd
I know someone who uses these for their child and she LOVES them....http://bendybumper.respironics.com/

In this thread form another board it shows him using them. Not sure if you will be able to see the picture though. http://www.parent-2-parent.com/forum/showthread.php?p=33520#post33520

we just rolled up an adult towel the LONG way and made a U around his body. That worked unitl he could roll over in his sleep.

Feb 12, 2009
isobel'smamma
Sara, Mom to Isobel 10/01/08 Dx Silent reflux @ 6 wks. Prevacid 22.5mg split in 2 doses. Pepcid .5ml twice a day. Diagnostically confirmed milk protein, egg and cat allergy. Suspected corn, pea and squash allergy. Trialed Alimentum and Elecare without success, currently on Isomil Advance RTF with moderate success. Barium Swallow and UGI 3/08 Pondering a ph probe and endoscopy.
We used your suggestion of the towel, but she kept sliding sideways and down with her face in the towel. She can't roll over yet, she's just a wiggle worm!
Feb 12, 2009
mallory'smom
Shawna: First time Mom to Mallory (10/07/08). Silent reflux diagnosed at 2 months. Alimentum formula fed. Trial of Losec (minimal effect). Now Prevacid 1x/day plus Zantac 2x/day.
Nap Nanny
Hi Sara, We had the same problem with Mallory. She will only sleep well when swaddled (we use the Swaddle Me blanket and it works really well). When we used the crib wedge or elevated the mattress she slid down. We also tried the rolled up towels on either side with a light flannel receiving blanket tucket around the towels. That worked for a while but she wiggles around a lot at night too (moreso now). We finally just decided to get rid of everything - the wedge, the towels and try without elevation. We just use a simple sleep positioner (First Years Airflow Adjustable Sleep Positioner) to keep her in the middle of the crib. To my surprise she was no worse off when not elevated. It's not exactly a solution but something to think about trying. I honestly didn't think it would work but she seems fine. Your baby sounds EXACTLY like mine!
Feb 12, 2009
jordyn'smom
Erica
Jordyn 11/30/04 DX GERD at 1month old
This is going to sound totally crazy concidering the cost worry but have you looked into the comfy lift bed? When the tucker sling didn't cooperate with swaddling we had to find something new because J wouldn't sleep without swaddling. We used the miricle blanket and she is 4 now and just growing out of the bed it fits in cribs and on toddler bed frames. We just sat it on the floor for the longest time. Some insurance companies are paying for it now. When we go to the new GI in March we are going to ask for a script and letter of medical necessity for the larger size bed. We tried to phase it out at one point but that didn't last long. If you are interested let me know and I will get you the website. From what I have seen of the Nap Nanny it is much the same concept just not portable and can be used even when they are sitting up and over 20 lbs.
Feb 12, 2009
gail
Gail - mom to a six year old with reflux and an infant with reflux
My five month old daughter has used an ar pillow since four weeks of age. I am not sure if it works well for others but we absolutely love it. If she lies completely flat for too long, she will have a screaming fit like she is in pain or throw up. I am not sure how the ar pillow compares in price to nap nanny. We really wanted a tucker sling but purchased ar pillow since it is cheaper. We have not regretted our choice.
Feb 12, 2009
isobel'smamma
Sara, Mom to Isobel 10/01/08 Dx Silent reflux @ 6 wks. Prevacid 22.5mg split in 2 doses. Pepcid .5ml twice a day. Diagnostically confirmed milk protein, egg and cat allergy. Suspected corn, pea and squash allergy. Trialed Alimentum and Elecare without success, currently on Isomil Advance RTF with moderate success. Barium Swallow and UGI 3/08 Pondering a ph probe and endoscopy.
Shawna, too funny.... I think we do have the same kid! Our current system is a bath sheet rolled the long way with a baby towel rolled in the center. We thread the ends of the bath sheet through the crib slats and this creates a stop for her little swaddled butt. Then we use the first years sleep positioner butted up to that to keep her from sliding sideways. The set up works mostly, but its failure is imminent and the worry over if she's breathing is not conducive to restful sleep.

That comfy fit bed looks incredible. Please let me know if you get ins to cover it. I'm still trying to figure out how to get BCBS to cover Elecare! But the Comfy fit has def changedy mind about the nap nanny - why bother when you can use the comfy fit for so long.

Feb 12, 2009
mallory'smom
Shawna: First time Mom to Mallory (10/07/08). Silent reflux diagnosed at 2 months. Alimentum formula fed. Trial of Losec (minimal effect). Now Prevacid 1x/day plus Zantac 2x/day.
Nap Nanny
Sara... LOL! If they weren't 6 days apart I'd swear they were separated at birth! By the way.... good idea with the bath towel through the slats... that's why this forum is so great - creative Moms with great ideas!
Mar 30, 2009
tamaraann1978
Hi, We don't have the nap nanny but we did get our AR Pillow on Friday...not in love with it so much. Did not realize (due to extreme lack of sleep & desperation to try anything at this point), that you could not swaddle w/ this thing. My Hunter has to be swaddled at night b/c he has extreme spasms with his reflux & it's the only thing that keeps him from waking himself up. So we can't use the pillow due to the safety straps. BUT, what we do is take 2 very firm pillows & prop them up behind him, then take his Boppy pillow & put that upside down underneath him (so the rounded part is at his feet & the open part at his head)...this allows him to be swaddled & still elevated (the elevated bed thing did not work for us) & he does wriggle a lot at night, so the folded up towels thing also did not work. BUT, my disclaimer is that I moved into the guest room across from his nursery as he gets bad at night & it's easier than being all the way across the house & having to get up every hour or so...so I've got him next to me in bed & am basically not sleeping anyway so I can watch him when I do this.
Check with your
doctor first!