Me again! Wandering what other mummies have done with regard to helping their reflux babies to sleep. It was suggested to me to try side lying and/or lying on tummy. Obviously not sids safe, but I doubt a mummy falling asleep with her upright baby on her chest is sids safe either...
So if you tried either of these positions, what worked, what safety precautions did you take, what age did you start from, did you have them in a bassinet or in your bed? Different for day and night sleeps?
So far I have found a small improvement going from back to side lying (in bed next to me) but I am too scared to try tummy sleeping yet. DS2 is almost 8 weeks old with good neck strength (ie can push himself up on tummy).
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28-04-2016 04:00 #1
Reflux and sleep positions
28-04-2016 04:01 #2
Just adding have already tried (and continue to) putting a rolled towel under bassinet mattress to raise the head etc. We have done this from week 1.
28-04-2016 04:50 #3
Our son slept in his lamb swing for nearly first year of life. Paed said it was fine and sids just happens so me putting him in there wasn't putting him at risk there is certain babies it happens too.
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28-04-2016 05:07 #4
I have spewy babies. Not reflux but I have the bassinet at at 30-45 degree angle. Still have dd3s like that at 6mths.
28-04-2016 05:26 #5
Day sleep was tummy then after 3 months night sleep was tummy too. Childcare also let her sleep on her tummy (from 4 months).
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28-04-2016 06:34 #8Senior Member
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Is your DS able to lift his head much in tummy time?
My DD sleeps a lot on her side atm. She does not have reflux as far as I know bit she is spewy and prefers it.
If you want to try side sleeping you can get sleep wedges that can stop rolling on tummy until he rolls on his own.
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