Posted By Posting
Jan 24, 2010
Recommend you car seat for sleeping
Hi everyone! Me again... We are going through a bit now if you can't tell... My daughter has been sleeping in her bouncy seat but is quickly outgrowing it. Our car seat is too deep and she wakes up scared when we put her to sleep in it. It's like a cocoon. If your little one with reflux is sleeping in his/her car seat, is there a particular brand and model you recommend? I think we need to get something today. Thanks
Jan 24, 2010
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
Personally, I would not buy a carseat for sleeping in. If she has outgrown her carseat for the car then I would highly recommend the Britax Boulevard. I know that it is expensive but the comfort of that carseat is worth every penny. As far as sleeping, I dont recall your daughters age. 2 things I would consider. 1. Elevate the head of her crib. I have 4 inch blocks under the legs at the head of Ryans crib and a 1 inch wedge under the mattress. You can use a Tucker Sling to keep her in place if she is a slider. The other thing I loved is the Fisher Price Soothing Motions Glider. We would not have survived without it.
Jan 24, 2010
Mary & Nicholas 7-17-03 (non-refluxer)allergies, asthma on Singulair and Flovent & Aidan 1-28-07(my refluxer)Nissen Fundoplication on June 20, 2008, FTT, MSPI, DGE, ear tubes, allergies and severe GERD now currently taking just Prevacid and drinking Elecare Vanilla 1+.
Yes I also recommend the swing for sleeping. My son slept in there for 6 months straight. Just make sure you get one that plugs into the wall as we went through so many batteries it was crazy. Also I highly recommend a large wedge for inside the crib or the tucker sling if you can afford it. My son slept in his Graco Snugride just fine for the first few months but he outgrew that quickly. He hated all his other carseats and still does so I can't help you on a good car seat.
Jan 25, 2010
Hi I'm sorry that you're going through a time right now. I still have some bad nights with my 13 month old but it's now much easier. I will tell you that we tried the carseat as well and he just couldn't get comfortable in it and always ended up laying on us a lot of nights. The pps have some good solutions. We didn't end up buying anything because by the time we asked about this Kody was older and he had outgrown the swings and hated them anyway. We used his stroller a few times. We have one that reclines enough and still can prop him up. He was very comfy in it and we were able to go for a walk inside to put him to sleep. Sounds crazy but it worked for us. We were able to get a little sleep that way. That's what we always put him in when we went on vacation and he always slept better. We were crazy to do a lot of car trips when he was younger as well. Temporary insanity that comes with a reflux baby I guess lol. Good luck! It takes a lot of experimentation to figure out what works but once it does stick to it.
Check with your
doctor first!