sleeping wedge question -

Amanda - posted on 03/17/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hi All,

I have a question, We have Elle using one of those sleep wedges that keeps her at a slight incline and has support on either side of her so she can't move around and feels all secure.

We would tuck the blanket around her and tuck it in under the sides of the wedge, so it wasn't loose.

Shes out grown that now, so now what?

Do we lay her flat in the crib? that seems like it would cause more reflux and spitting up. Also, what about the blanket? Cause youre not supposed to have loose bedding in there with the baby, and she always kicks her legs up and the blanket ends up by her face, makes me nervous that she's going to get all suffocated.

Are there wedges for bigger kids? Ever heard of/used sleep sacks? Suggestions?

Thanks!!

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Meghan - posted on 04/02/2009

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My daughter had to be on an incline and still is while she sleeps due to her Reflux... It is normal for babies to spit up. I was also afraid for her to get milk in her ears due to her reflux. I'm sure there is something out there for her age, some of the wedges have the sides where they can come off for when they get older. I had one, but I bought a newer and better one. It cost a good chunk but very well worth it!

Rhonda - posted on 03/26/2009

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I have towels under the matress at the head of baby's crib to help with the spitting up - although she doesn't really spit up at night.



Also, if baby likes being tucked in tight, I use the kidpotomus swaddle-me blankets and love them - just had to buy the bigger size because baby is getting too long for small sizes. They come in fleece or cotton to match whatever temp the house is.



Good luck!

Natalie - posted on 03/26/2009

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Hi Amanda,

I used sleep sacks with both my boys...they are awesome! They keep baby warm and you absolutely don't need to worry about them kicking the blankets off or over their faces....can't say enough about them! Definitely worth the money.

Alicia - posted on 03/19/2009

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We have our little one's crib on an angle...you can do this a bunch of different ways.



1. drop the metal spring part of the crib down a hole at her foot end



2. put pillows under the head end of her mattress



3. put the head end of her crib up on books or boards



Basically just get the slant so she in not laying flat



Also the halo sleep sacks are amazing! they also have ones that are just sleep slacks that are less expensive and just as thick



If you still want to use a blanket you can get one that is long enough that it can be tightly tucked in on both sides of the crib. She should be fine if you tuck in the sides deep enough.

Aldria - posted on 03/19/2009

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They have one called the ultimate sleep wedge by dex baby products, it covers the width of the mattress.

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I wouldn't worry about her spitting up. My son spits up ALL the time. He just had his 2 month visit and the pedi said that it was normal for babies to spit up and that as long as he was gaining weight (which he totally is) that he was ok. I dont know what to tell you about her being snuggled. My son has never liked to be wrapped tight. He likes to spread out. lol

Sia - posted on 03/18/2009

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Why does she need to be on an incline?  My son seemed to prefer sleeping on his side so I tightly rolled up a blanket and placed it behind him.  Sleep sack?  Is that the pj's that look like a blanket/dress?  I used that for my older son.

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