You mention using a swing to sleep the reflux bub in? If I do this, how can I then get him used to sleeping in his own bed and self settling once the meds kick in?
Many reflux babies like the feeling of being swung, I guess its like being inside and they find it comforting. There are a few products out there which can be used, like a dream mover, this one you can put a pram, bassenett or something on top and it will gently move, or one of those swings with the bassentte attached. I personally would only use these products when he/she was unsettled or I needed a break, I wouldnt use them instead of their own bed.
I used something similar with my reflux daughter, I placed it in the kitchen and I managed to cook for my family and get things done, but she could still see me and was content.
Children will learn the different between their own bed and being put somewhere different. Having a set bedtime routine will help distinquish between the two.
Having said that though, I think itís also important for you to do what works; to do what gets you through the day (and of course if things donít improve, let the doctors know). I think sometimes that may be the only option, and once the reflux is under control, then you can begin to address any issues that may have arisen. You may find it all works out pretty well anyway.
I hope this helps and I wish you all the luck in the world.
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