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Oct 05, 2010
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
Positioning product hazards?
10/2010: The FDA has requested that the manufacturers of ALL positioning devices for infants stop selling them and submit data on effectiveness and safety.

Read more on the FDA site. There are multiple documents. http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm227575.htm

Amby Baby Motion Beds have all been recalled and the company has closed.

MamaLittleHelper hammocks have been recalled.

The "NapNanny" has been recalled.

“SlingRider” and “Wendy Bellissimo” infant slings by Infantino have been recalled.

How do you feel about the positioning products? Have you used them? Did they help? Did you run into any problems? Did you report the problems?
Oct 06, 2010
kenneyhl
My son Levi is 13 weeks old. We figured out he has reflux @ 2 weeks. We have tried 4 different formuls (Currently Neocate) and he is taking Pepcid, Prevacid, Mylanta, Grip Water
i am currently using the Fricer Price Newborn Rock & Sleep seat and i love it! I got it because its a certified bassinet that was light enough to take with me (my 1st 2 weeks home i was at my sisters. But when my son was diagnosed with GERD, the pediatrician recommended that i get a inclined seat for my son (she recomended the nap nanny which was like $200!) it has since been my savior! Its light enough for me to take anywhere (just throw it in my trunk) and it keeps my son at a 45 degree angle. He arches his back when his stomach hurts, but as long as i have him buckled in, i dont worry about him falling out.
Oct 06, 2010
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 had the Nap Nanny. I loved it until I went to check on Ryan for some unknown reason at 3:00 am. When I opened my door I found him crawling out of his room towards me! I had him buckled in the Nap Nanny, and it was on the floor. The sides are not very deep at all, so when he tried to turn over he flipped himself out of it but since he was strapped in, it was on top of him. He managed to work his way out of the strap and came crawling. He had a carpet burn on his forehead. It only had the lap strap and in my opinion it needed shoulder straps and deeper sides. After that I switched to the Fisher Price Soothing Motions Glider. It was deeper so no issues there. I have the Tucker Sling too. He managed to wiggle his way out of that one too. He worked is way up and out and then went back down again so it was wrapped around his head when I went to check on him. Clearly I should have used the shoulder straps on that one. Now all that said, he was a little Houdini from birth. Little escape artiest. When he was less than 2 months old he managed to roll himself under the couch in the 2 minutes that I was helping my daughter with something. It was a bit disconcerting when we couldn't find him. I have several more gray hairs with this child than I ever had with my first. I can't turn my back for a second. Loved my Baby Bjorn.... didn't like the Hot Sling. Positioners are definitely necessary, but I do think some of them could use some design work. 5 point harnesses would make a big improvement in a lot of them rather than the simple lap piece. Some kids are just too squirmy.
Oct 06, 2010
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
Oh, Karen, that sofa story has me laughing out loud.......
Oct 06, 2010
tiasmama
Macy, mama to Alexia, 2nd child with reflux. Born 4.5 weeks early on Oct. 20th. Showing signs of reflux very first week. Exclusively breastfed, starting elimination diet 11/1.
I haven't been on here in forever. I remember i bought the wedge. It was horrendous, Tia fell out of it. I could not get her to stay put. Then I got a baby wedge from Target. It wasn't very angled so I put a pillow the top of it, but it had sides so she wouldn't roll off. It worked fine, mostly. Of course during her worst few months I slept sitting up with her in my arms, it was so bad. Thank God that didn't last too long. Where is everyone? I just recommended this site to a woman whose baby was just diagnosed. I was telling her what a Godsend this website was for me and that I would have probably made it through without it, but not without a nervous breakdown. There doesn't seem to be as much traffic as there used to be.
Oct 07, 2010
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
Hi Macy! It has been a long time! It seems like the traffic comes and goes in waves -- very little for awhile, and then loads of new people and new developments, etc. How are things going with you guys?
Oct 08, 2010
beth anderson
PAGER Director and original GERD Nerd
Mother of Chris (1988) and Katie (1990)
Author of The Reflux Book
Member of PAGER since 1992
Donor since 1992
Where is everybody?
Lorenzo's mama and Tia's mama, unfortunately, some of our members have moved their conversations to Facebook and e-mail. This makes us very sad because those conversations will be lost forever. When conversations take place on this discussion board, they can still be helpful 10 years from now when some poor parent logs on and starts searching for key words.

The parents who are actually typing are not the only ones who read the conversations here. For every person who actually posts, there are probably a dozen or more who just read. Maybe they are too shy or maybe they just don't want to feel alone. But they still get a lot of vicarious benefit.

We highly encourage you to keep using this discussion board and not take your conversations away. Thanks!!!
Oct 08, 2010
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
Thank you for that, Beth. I have been here for so long that I sometimes feel like I ought to just move and on. It means a lot to me to consider things from the perspective you noted....
Oct 12, 2010
dcd
Lorenzomama - I read your post and wanted to let you know that I'm so glad you haven't moved on. Your wisdom and experience - and especially your willingness to share it with those of us new to the reflux roller coaster - has made such a difference for me and my family and, I'm sure, many others.
Oct 15, 2010
lorenzomama
Lorenzo b.4/25/07 1 week in NICU w/ aspirate pneumonia from a reflux episode; diagnosed GERD at 9weeks; Used Zantac for 5months. Currently using Chinese Medicine and Craniosacral Therapy. GERD, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Sensory Processing Disorder. Ask me about breastfeeding a refluxer! Pic: day 5 in the NICU.
Thank you for that, too. It is so easy to feel isolated, as you well know, and the one thing that has always helped me keep my sanity is feeling like the challenges we have faced can ultimately lead to help for others...
Oct 19, 2010
meredithy
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It makes me sad that people have moved to FB and other places!! This site has been a lifesavor for me!!! Please don't leave!! I read but sometimes don't have time to respond with my challenging baby!!!
Check with your
doctor first!