Reflux Management

  • Prop up the cot on bricks?

    Prop up the cot on bricks?

    Would you be surprised to know that lifting the cot legs 6 inches (3 house bricks/about 9 books) only gives you 6 degrees of incline? One of the most common questions we get asked is: …can’t I just stick some books or bricks under the cot legs? Doesn’t this do the same job…? The answer is [...]
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  • Music and noise helps your baby to be calm

    Music and noise helps your baby to be calm

    It is a well-established view that music is beneficial for our mental and emotional development, even in the womb. Music is also a great way to help distract a fractious baby and help them to drift off to sleep. White noise is also very similar to womb sounds such as your heart beating, blood flowing, [...]
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  • ‘Life on the Reflux Rollercoaster’

    ‘Life on the Reflux Rollercoaster’

    ‘Life on the Reflux Rollercoaster’ by Beverley Ward. It’s 10pm on a typical night and I’m on the Little Refluxers forum – again. Before my baby Douglas was born, I’d never been on a forum; now the virtual world of reflux mums is sometimes the only place I feel understood. A new message has come [...]
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  • Cow & Gate Formula Comfort v Anti-Reflux

    Cow & Gate Formula Comfort v Anti-Reflux

    We were asked about the difference between Comfort and Anti-Reflux for a baby struggling with Silent reflux. In my experience there is a clear difference between the two formula milks by C&G. Both has it’s own merits. Cow & Gate Comfort has been around for a while and was originally suggested for babies who were [...]
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  • Should I let my baby sleep on memory foam?

    Should I let my baby sleep on memory foam?

    Memory foam is polyurethane with added chemicals allowing for viscosity and density. It is usually denser than other foam mattresses, making it more supportive and heavier. Memory foam softens in reaction to body heat and this allows it to mold to a warm body in a few minutes. It was originally developed by NASA for [...]
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  • Back to basics this Christmas.

    Back to basics this Christmas.

    There’s no denying it, Christmas comes around faster each year and no matter how hard you try to resist, the days to Christmas/weeks to Christmas countdowns, subliminally tick away in your head. Trying to survive christmas with sleep deprivation is hard enough, without having to endure a toy which keeps everyone awake with it’s repetitive peeling [...]
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  • Adult or older child with reflux?

    Adult or older child with reflux?

    Bringing up food and stomach acids is a common physiological process that usually happens after eating in otherwise healthy people. It is most common in babies – affecting 4 in 10 infants – but can happen to almost everyone at some point in their lives. Pregnant women can suffer with heartburn and reflux while their growing baby [...]
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  • Make your own cot wedge – DIY Wedges!

    Make your own cot wedge – DIY Wedges!

    Space saver cots or shaped cots and cotbeds are part of the diverse range of baby equipment available these days. When you need to put a cot wedge into one of these non-standard size cots, you have a problem. Standard cots are 60cm wide, cotbeds are 70cm wide and cribs are 38cm wide, but many [...]
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  • The versatile Wedgehog Cot Wedge

    The versatile Wedgehog Cot Wedge

    Cot wedges (reflux wedges) can cut down the amount a baby regurgitates considerably. It is also the first step in managing a baby’s reflux before the introduction of medication or other techniques. Positioning and inclining the upper body of your little one is the single most important thing when trying to manage reflux. By having [...]
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  • babyREFLUX Wedge Trial

    babyREFLUX Wedge Trial

    We are looking for ten families to test a product. Here at babyREFLUX, we are producing a new reflux wedge to add to our range. This new wedge is designed specifically for toddlers and young children that are now sleeping in their own “grownup” bed and who are still facing the struggles of infant/acid reflux [...]
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  • White noise for babies?

    White noise for babies?

    White noise is the most effective way to block distractions, because it covers the largest spectrum range. It’s great for soothing your baby to sleep and then protects them from being startled or woken by other noises. Developed with midwives and used in hospitals, by the NCT and by thousands of happily sleeping babies across [...]
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  • A Guide to Cot Wedges

    A Guide to Cot Wedges

    Bringing up food is a common physiological process that usually happens after eating in healthy infants, children, and young people. It is most common in babies – affecting 4 in 10 infants – but can happen to almost everyone at some point in their lives. Cot wedges (reflux wedges) can cut down the amount a baby [...]
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