My DD is 4 weeks old and although has not been diagnosed with reflux or colic (at this stage) is often more comfortable sleeping in her rocker or car capsule... in other words sitting up slightly. She will sleep on her back but generally for only short periods of time.
I am wondering how other parents have found the cot wedge which sits under the sheet on top of the mattress or the sleep positioner... are they helpful? considered dangerous? a godsend? completely useless?
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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13-02-2012 21:15 #1Senior Member
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Cot Wedges / Sleep Positioners
13-02-2012 21:29 #2
I think they're dangerous in regards to SIDS. You could put a phone book under the top of the cot mattress to prop your baby up a bit.
13-02-2012 21:33 #3
The phone books are supposed to go under 2 legs of the cot. NOT under the mattress.
13-02-2012 22:18 #4
we used to incline the bassinette over a phone book to give it an angle to help DD sleep.
worked like a charm esp when they have colds or blocked noses and cant breathe properly
14-02-2012 00:45 #5
We tried to prop one end of the bassinet stand up, but still wound up with a bassinet full of vomit. DD just could not comfortably lie flat in the thing, even when it was on an angle.
I have a wedge for under the cot mattress and a portable wedge with side things (sleep positioners I guess) that keep baby from rolling off it. DD 14wks is pretty much over her reflux now, our record is now 5 days in a row with no spews - had a small one 3 days ago - but I'm still scared to lay her flat!
The portable wedge I use to put her under the mobile for play, or to have her on the couch next to me when she was younger and more spewy, although now she prefers to sit bolt upright so she can look around so I prop her up on the couch next to me or on my lap, or in her highchair now. It's also good to take with you visiting. We only really went to my parents while the reflux was at its worst but it's good to have somewhere to put them for changing etc. I wanted to use it on my change table but it doesn't really fit on top of the change mat so I use a folded up towel to put under DD's head and shoulders to prevent spews, and learned to change her super-fast without jostling her too much.
DD slept in her pram next to our bed until last week, now that she's sleeping through I've put her in the cot with the wedge in place. I have it at the top of the mattress and just have her in a grobag or wondersuit with feet and she's fine, but she does wriggle a lot in her sleep and usually ends up lying sideways at the bottom of the wedge by morning.
No spews in the cot so far!
Last edited by Ponioes; 14-02-2012 at 00:48.
14-02-2012 09:45 #6
The midwives and then doctors suggested I prop DS up a teeny bit because of his reflux. I put pillows UNDER the mattress to give him a steep incline. It didn't really help him sleep any better! Now he seems to be suffering one cold after another so we are doing this again and it seems to help!
14-02-2012 17:10 #7Senior Member
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Thanks for the feedback, i have put a couple of large books under one end of the cot which seemed to help a little last night, might add a towel under the mattress as well and see how that goes.
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