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Jul 16, 2011
ljoy_22
reflux worse at different times of day??
Just wondering if anyone has noticed that reflux is worse at any particular time of day? My 9-month old has a rough time getting to sleep at bedtime and I'm trying to decipher if that is why or if he just has some funky sleep habits I need to work on ;)

He goes down pretty decent for naps, but wakes repeatedly at bedtime, usually taking at least 30-60 minutes to actually be asleep. I feel that he is pretty happy most days and that the 15 mg (1x/day) he is on is taking care of things, but I do wonder sometimes with the way bedtime goes!

The only other thought I have is maybe it has to do with his medication timing. He takes the prevacid mid-afternoon after his longest nap of the day and then goes to bed at 8:00. Well that is when my husband or I start trying anyway! Thanks for ideas/ thoughts on this one!

Jul 17, 2011
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
Many kids struggle more at night. Have you tried changing the timing to the evening?
Jul 17, 2011
mangogal
Mom to two refluxers. DS 4.5 years, on prevacid since 5 weeks. Trial wean this summer...fail. Intolerant of dairy and soy DD born Nov 2010. Currently on zegerid. Had stomach malrotation & surgery at 9 months. Avoiding dairy/soy with her while BFing.
My refluxers have always had a hard time getting to sleep for naps and bedtime. Maybe try to look at your bedtime routine or see if it correlates to being too full from a feeding before bed. Do they go to sleep on their own? Waking up spiting up, burping, arching, generally fussy? I had to bounce my oldest on a yoga ball til he was nearly one to get him to sleep. Once he started to get his reflux more under control with age, sleep got much better.
Jul 18, 2011
bellysmom
have you noticed it has anything to do with what he is eatng later in the day i.e. snacks or dinner? Maybe something isn't sitting right in his belly
Check with your
doctor first!