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May 27, 2009
kgmommy09
Tucker Sling
My 4 month old son has reflux. We have been on Zantac and have an appt this evening with his dr, because he went from sleeping through the night to not sleeping longer than an hour and waking up screaming, restless, etc. We tried propping up his crib mattress last night and rolling up the towels under the sheet all around him, which did seem to help. I am considering the Tucker Sling. Looking for any info, advice, tips, etc. Is it worth the $$? Has anyone had success with swaddling in the sling? Should I go with the crib sling or the wedge combo? I am on info overload at this point...help! thank you! I am SO grateful for this website.
May 27, 2009
susiegal
Mom to Charlie - cleft palate and reflux. Meds - zantac, prevacid, mylanta and reglan.
Do you have a bouncy seat or a regular baby swing? For a child your age, I would try that first. We managed with both until my son was about 10 months old. The upside is that you save $, the downside is that they don't sleep in a crib. I did get a tucker sling and moved my son to a crib around 10 months, but hopefully by then you won't need it if your son grows out of the reflux. Good luck. Susie
May 27, 2009
abbysmom
Andrea: Mom to 3 crazy girls!
Jackie (3/01)
Payton (9/03)
Abby (4/06) Prevacid 7.5mg (evening), MSPI, goats milk (currently trying to wean off Prevacid)
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I could never figure out how to swaddle and use the Tucker Sling. I should have called their customer service b/c it says that you can. When we had one I didn't use the wedge, just elevated her crib mattress. Also, I got Abby's on Ebay. Saved us a bunch of money esp. b/c we did use it very long.
May 27, 2009
kgmommy09
Thank you! He did well for a while in the sweetpeace glider, but now hates it. He seems to sleep alright in his infant carrier seat. I did find out that my insurance will reimburse for the tucker sling, so that is a huge help.
May 27, 2009
mommato3
We use the wedge/ sling combo. The upside to this is that it is mobile . It fits well in our pack n play when we travel. Also I move it around the house for times when my son needs to be elevated well right after a meal. That's great insurance will reimburse.
May 27, 2009
vigilantmom
Ryan was born May 20th 2008. 9 lbs 2 oz. Ryan’s magic bullet was 30mg of Prevacid capsules mixed with Caracream from Marci-kids (I am forever indebted to the team at Marci-kids), Claratin for the mucos, and Mirlax for the constipation. Within 2 months of this combo he jumped from the 6% to the 50% for weight and continues to climb. Be strong, listen to your instincts. Read his story for more specifics that just might help you too - Karen
I swear by the Fisher Price Soothing Motions Glider. I am going to bronze that thing when I am done with it. It was a life saver. Perfect angle and doesnt crunch their belly. I love this thing! http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2265136
Jun 02, 2009
adelaidesmom
Hi, I just wrote about the Tucker Sling I want to give away, but I never had success with it. I wonder, though, if it could be the Zantac which is causing your problems. When we put Adelaide on it, it really messed up her sleep patterns, and she would wake up just as you described--screaming and uncomfortable. We used a regular baby swing, swaddling her tightly before putting her in. (You will become an expert at swaddling to accomodate the leg piece). We also used "Best Baby on the Block" CD turned loudly to the "Rain" sound, which we had on constant repeat. Adelaide slept like this for MONTHS. It was the only way we could have any sleep at all.
Check with your
doctor first!