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September 5th, 2010, 08:10 PM
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Have any of you tried positioning your baby so that he/she is sleeping on an incline?

Wesley was in a bassinet next to out bed for some time, and I kind of propped up the mattress in it to be on a small incline. He always slept on his stomach because he threw-up so much and we (doc and us) were afraid he could choke in the middle of the night.

Has anyone found it helpful to have their baby on an incline? I have seen bassinet and pack-and-plays in the store recently that are already inclined a bit. I was thinking of maybe getting one in case this baby has reflux too.
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September 5th, 2010, 11:19 PM
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Gabe was a stomach sleeper too for the same reason and we had the legs of the bassinet and crib propped up until he started rolling so much he would be facing the wrong direction. Then he would be head down and that made it worse.
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September 6th, 2010, 12:43 AM
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B is a stomach sleeper too. Sorry. I am no help at all.
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September 6th, 2010, 07:45 AM
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I have him sleeping in the bassinet beside our bed too and I got one of the reflux pillows that are on an incline and it fits inside it. I also have one in the playyard and thinking of getting one for his change table as it seems that I always have to change him in the middle or after his bottles and when I lie him flat just for the couple of seconds it really upsets his tummy.
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September 6th, 2010, 08:51 AM
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Natalie sleeps in her car seat at night and the nap nanny during the day. This was recommeded by our pediatrician and countless moms I've talked to. However, when we went to the GI specialist, she said that sleeping in a car seat makes the reflux worse. ??? So we tried putting her in the bassinet and she had a horrible night. In fact, since that night, every night has been horrible! I don't know what to do.
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September 6th, 2010, 11:43 AM
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Natalie sleeps in her car seat at night and the nap nanny during the day. This was recommeded by our pediatrician and countless moms I've talked to. However, when we went to the GI specialist, she said that sleeping in a car seat makes the reflux worse. ??? So we tried putting her in the bassinet and she had a horrible night. In fact, since that night, every night has been horrible! I don't know what to do.
An infant seat compresses the stomach and in reflux babies can squish the valve at the top of the stomach, making it harder for it to stay closed. Try a swing instead.
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September 7th, 2010, 09:31 AM
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Wesley slept in his Papsan swing for the first 3 months. It worked great for us!

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September 14th, 2010, 11:42 PM
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Elliott is 6 months old, and he has always slept on an incline. For the first 6 weeks, it was on my chest ALL the time. He would scream every time I put him to lay down, and I had NO idea why because he had not been diagnosed yet. Then he went to a propped basinett (we used yearbooks), and now his crib mattress is propped. He also sleeps on his side between two bolster pillows, which hit him at rib and mid-back levels. He has always slept this way, and it's the only way he can sleep other than in the car or on my chest. I have tried lowering the prop, but things always go bad when I do....
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September 15th, 2010, 05:34 PM
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I used this for the first 3 months at night. Abri still naps in the swing during the day
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September 16th, 2010, 07:15 AM
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We tried using a Snuggle Nest in our bed, but Wesley figured out to roll out of it at only a couple weeks old.
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September 26th, 2010, 05:56 PM
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Our pedi told us to have him at an incline on his back. We tried propping up the thin mattress in his bassinet (it's a regular one, not a pack'n'play) but he kept sliding down and always wound up sideways in it.

Ever since his choking started at 2 weeks we've pretty much had him sleeping in his bouncer and either DH or I would be awake at all times just in case. Now that the Enfamil AR has helped so much I'm fairly confident he is fine sleeping flat and has done so several times. But we have gotten settled into our routines now so he still sleeps in his bouncer at night and DH stays up with him. I wish we could transition to a more normal routine but we probably won't try until he sleeps through the night (if he ever does).
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October 2nd, 2010, 02:50 PM
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We co-sleep with DD in bed with us. We tried one of those wedges but my daughter managed to slide out of it. She really doesn't spit up in her sleep anymore. During the day my daughter sleeps on my chest (she's love's being held).

I do plan to elevate my bed.
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