Our 3 month old was diagnosed with reflux this week. We also transitioned him out of the newborn napper in his pack n play due to his weight (15 pounds) we still have him sleeping in our room. I don’t like him sleeping in the rock n play full time but I’m looking for another solution of where he can sleep to help with the reflux. We tried a crib wedge (elevated one side of his mattress) in the mini crib but that did not help he still woke up choking on the spit up last night. Thank you!!

  • Jo
    Mar 15, 2018

    My 2 suffered with reflux, both were on medication for it for some time! I would have to hold them up right after each feed for at least 20/30mins! I had this pillow with the second (got mine from the uk!) it worked wonders! If you’re not interested in a pillow like this, my only suggestion would be to rise his mattress at one end that’s all that can help honestly is a more upright sleeping position

  • Marie
    Mar 15, 2018

    My baby had reflux too (with other symptom like big gas, mucusy stool). I was breastfeeding at that time and someone suggest me to try a Dairy free diet. after 1 week of it she was like new baby. I mean a smiling, sleeping, eating, pooping kind of baby... We reduced the zantac doses every day until 0 and she was just fine except when I made mistakes... there is dairy in everything! I’m not saying your baby is intolerant, but maybe bring it up to you next Dr visit just in case.

  • Rachel
    Mar 15, 2018

    Thanks Marie-Josée I’m actually four days dairy free. Next week I will remove eggs and the week after nuts. I’ve noticed an increase in spit up so far. I’ve also started pumping and bottle feeding so I can feed him sitting up and I notice he is spitting out a lot of milk.

  • Marie
    Mar 15, 2018

    You are doing great! I remember being so exausted from that (pumping, cleaning, worrying all day). Keep going and take as much help as you can. It will get better.

  • Rachel
    Mar 15, 2018

    Thank you. Unfortunately, we are about a 14 hour car ride from the closest family. With baby and toddler running low on steam pretty quickly.

  • Anonymous
    Mar 15, 2018

    Talk to your doc about baby probiotics! A complete game changer for our son who had reflux - didn't get rid of it completely but he was happier and eventually at 5 months, grew out of the little bit he had left.

  • Michelle
    Mar 15, 2018

    Fold or roll towels and place under the head end of the mattress to elevate it slightly. Probiotics for you will get to him through your breast milk too. Props to you on omitting dairy. It’s not fun. I’m in the same boat. ❤️

  • Rachel
    Mar 15, 2018

    Thanks Michelle we did this with the crib wedge already. I will try starting some probiotics

  • Tara
    Mar 15, 2018

    We gave baby probiotics but I also took a daily dose that’s for pregnant and lactating women. Really hard. Sounds like you’re covering all tracks. Hang in there. I’ve an infant and a young toddler and on some days... well I’m just glad I’m still breathing at the end of the day! You’re in the thick of it. It will get better.

  • Anonymous
    Mar 15, 2018

    Remember it takes over two weeks for something to be completely out of your and babies systems. So don’t drop things too fast!

  • Rachel
    Mar 15, 2018

    Thanks! I’m following orders from our pediatrician.

  • Teddy
    Mar 15, 2018

    Others have said similar things, but we did this for both of our babies: crib wedge, RX Zantac, some awfully expensive liquid probiotics from Whole Foods, plain whole milk yogurt twice a day (recommended by pediatrician at 4 months), and always making sure they burped after eating, and nursing/bottle feeding slightly upright. I hope something helps. Baby will probably grow out of it soon, but bare in mind my second baby was colicky and spit up a lot for an unknown reason until past 6 months old.

  • Anonymous
    Mar 16, 2018

    We have a 4mo who has had reflux from the get-go along with a dairy/soy allergy. The zantac is like night and day! She still spits up to beat the band, but it doesn't bother her at all anymore. We were advised against a matress wedge and in all honesty (bring on the haters) found that she was beyond more comfortable and successful sleeping on her stomach.

  • Rachel
    Mar 16, 2018

    The mattress wedge was thrown in the garbage about 3 am when he slid down the mini crib mattress.

  • Rachel
    Mar 16, 2018

    Thanks guys I was looking more for a sleeping contraption. The mini crib with the mattress raised at one end isn’t working. We loved the pack n play newborn napper but he outgrew it. We are working diet/ medication out with our pediatrician.

  • Kelly
    Mar 24, 2018

    My baby is 8months old he suffered from GERD when he was about 2months old up to 4months. His doc had given us some drops to sooth his discomfort and as for bedtime he has always slept on top of a pillow, laying them a little sideways may also prevent choking with spit up, smaller frequent meals are also recommended

  • Kelz
    Apr 04, 2018

    My baby is 1 mo and has reflux and she sleeps on my chest and I sit up at a reclining position. and when I put her in her bassinet I lay her on her back but it seems like she sleeps more comfortably on her stomach