Traci - posted on 05/03/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
I have a 10 week old with acid reflux. Already on Zantac and have changed formula. Definitely seems to be doing a little better, and definitely not spitting up as much. He is also really gassy so I've been giving him mylicon as well. Dr. and a friend suggested gripe water and it really seems to work. Which leads to first question: I know it says you can use it up to 6 times a day, but really, how often is ok and for how long? I am giving him so much other stuff (at least it feels like it) that I don't want to add another thing in, BUT it really seems to help. I really try just at bedtime but have used it at least once during the day as well. Thoughts?
The second part of the question is about him sleeping in the car seat. He was sleeping in there (in the seat in his crib) for almost 3 weeks (from the start of the Zantac and new formula) and he did great! He was doing a 5-6 hour stretch and then another 3 hours or so after eating. I tried putting him in the crib, with the mattress elevated, the last three nights and it didn't go well. We did about 3 hours at a clip the first two nights and then last night only about 2-21/2 hours. I put him back in the seat tonight after I had put him down and he spit up clear fluid 10 minutes later. So, has any one else had their child sleeping in the car seat? For how long? was it a difficult transition to the crib?