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First night. Very nervous. !!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
31st Jan '13

For those of you not familiar with me, I have a 5 month old Son with severe GERD. He's been sleeping in his bouncy seat (placed in his crib, so he gets used to the atmosphere of his room) since he was about 3 months old, and in our room before that. He was fine with sleeping that way up until a week or so ago, now he's decided he doesn't like being in the seat...he'll strain like he's trying to sit up and basically just refuses to sleep. Who can blame him really? I can't imagine it's a very comfortable position. So tonight, after a while of fussing and crying, I went in his room and took the seat out of his crib, rocked him for a while and he passed out. I put him down on the crib mattress and he stretched out and continued to sleep.
I knew I'd have to do it eventually, it just really freaks me out. I really believe he would know enough to turn his head if he started to throw up, but there have been times it's taken him a little to get it out, and he chokes a bit. He's an OK roller, not great but he does like to lay on his side (I put him down on his back, but he turns on his side often.) I have elevated his mattress a bit, but he's such a squirmer, he ends up down the other end of the bed with his feet on the elevated part, which clearly does no good.
All I know, is he's quiet and seems to be resting peacefully for the first time in a while, and I just don't think it's fair to keep him restricted to the infant chair any longer.



I don't believe I'll get any sleep tonight.

Brookelynbaby Due April 7 (boy); Duluth, Georgia 64 posts
31st Jan '13

Good luck, Just keep up the good work mamma.

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
31st Jan '13

Have you considered getting an angel care monitor?

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting Cheeks mom:" Have you considered getting an angel care monitor?"

I was thinking about going to look at one tomorrow actually :-)

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting Brookelynbaby:" Good luck, Just keep up the good work mamma."

Thank you :)

ERMAGHERD BEEDS! 17 kids; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 4099 posts
31st Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Katie[Cheeks Momma]:</b>" I was thinking about going to look at one tomorrow actually :-)"</blockquote>




We're gonna get one soon too, but only because I worry too much at night, lol.. Targets having a sale online! Check it out

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting Cheeks mom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Katie[Cheeks Momma]:</b>" I was thinking about going to look ... [snip!] ... We're gonna get one soon too, but only because I worry too much at night, lol.. Targets having a sale online! Check it out"


Looking right now! Thank you!

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting Brookelynbaby:" Good luck, Just keep up the good work mamma."

Thanks girl :)

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
31st Jan '13

I don't mean to be rude, but what is GERD? I have never heard of this before

Pinky Pie ♥ 2 kids; Kingston, ON, Canada 4098 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting J&T+3:" I don't mean to be rude, but what is GERD? I have never heard of this before"


very sever reflux.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001311/

Jax 3 kids; Sydney, NS, Australia 2888 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting Katie {S+S+Z= ♥}:" very sever reflux. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001311/ "


Ah ok. Thank you

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
31st Jan '13
Quoting J&T+3:" I don't mean to be rude, but what is GERD? I have never heard of this before"

You're not being rude, it's ok to ask...I know it's a very strange name lol It's Gastroesophageal reflux disease. Basically, it's spit up times a million. He has to have special formula with rice starch, he takes two different kinds of reflux medications and up until just recently he wasn't allowed to go to sleep on his back to prevent him from asphyxiating. He's actually been hospitalized at Children's Hospital for dehydration because of it.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
31st Jan '13

Well, he ended up back in the infant seat last night. He started screaming again and I figured it wasn't the seat making him cry. I've moved his pack n play back into my bedroom, and I'm going to try him in there at night for a while, out of the seat. I have a monitor, but I feel safer having him near me...and after some time, and I can see that he's ok, I'll transition him back to his crib.