So baby Jonathan is definitely struggling with silent reflux. I posted a few weeks ago about getting his reflux diagnosed, and I was pretty apprehensive about how it would affect him (and us!) because of our experience with Owen. Jonathan will be 3 months old next week, and last week at the pediatrician, he was still in the 50th percentile for weight! He continues to have a good appetite overall, even though his feedings are definitely affected by the reflux (mainly choking and not being able to eat much at a time).

The other big issue has been positioning. Owen was a really happy baby considering how much reflux he had. Jonathan, on the other hand, has been more demanding. From the beginning, he absolutely hated his bouncy seat. It seemed to cause him actual pain, and the feeding specialist that we have worked with said that that position does in fact cause more reflux. I can’t lay him flat on his back because he spits up every time in that position, so I was left with either holding him or putting him in the swing. Our feeding specialist recommended the Res-Q Wedge, and I must admit, I was less than enthusiastic after seeing the price tag! However, I decided that I could not hold Jonathan 24/7, so I bit the bullet and ordered one.

We LOVE it!!!

By the way, I am not getting any sort of payment for recommending this product – I just really love it and want to let other parents of refluxers know about this option!

Look at the happy baby!!!

(Who says kids need to be jealous of the new baby? Jonathan is the STAR around here!)

A little “patty cake…”

The whole wedge can be flipped over, and Jonathan can be in it on his tummy on the other side. Babies can sleep in it in either the back position or tummy position, but Jonathan sleeps so well in his crib that we are leaving well enough alone. It is nice to be able to do “tummy time” with him and not cause him to spit up, though!

This wedge is specially designed by medical professionals and is a class 1 medical device. Most insurance plans will pay for it. Ours doesn’t because my husband’s company specifically opted out of that coverage. Oh well, it’s money well spent!


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  1. Lori Mar 29, 2012

    I sure wish I had known about this 5 years ago. My oldest is 5 and all three of our kiddos have had reflux. My youngest is 5 months--wonder if our ins. would cover it?

  2. Vicki Sep 23, 2012

    Hi... I've read your reflux stories. I'm glad that things are improving for you. My youngest son has GERD. It was not a fun experience. I still worry about him. Fortunately, it seems that things didn't get as bad for you as they did for me. My son was a spitter. We worked with his pediatrician with it and just had to watch him. By the time he turned 6 weeks old, which was around the end of August 2008, we put him in day care. Shortly after that, they went to lay him down which caused him to silently choke & quit breathing on them. That was one of the scariest moments in my life. One of the workers did CPR on him, and we took him over to the hospital that his pediatrician was affiliated with. They admitted him & did the tube down the throat test to discover that yes, it was GERD that was pretty severe. They ended up putting him on a heart & long monitor. He was on the monitor until December. He had to be on it until he was no longer having to be reminded to breath for a week in a row. When possible, I was riding in the back seat with him to help prompt him to breath when needed. The pediatrician had us do things like prop him up, hold upright for a while after he was done eating, have him suck on a pacifier as that helped remind him to breath & feel better. We put him in his swing a lot. Fortunately, I was able to keep nursing him. He didn't have a problem with that. Things got better after that. They think that he wasn't developed all the way when he was born as he was a month premature. He is now 4 years old & doing great. I still kind of watch what we feed him. He hear him reflux sometimes, but he handles it on his own. I worry about him quitting breathing again while he is sleeping all the time. I know he is in God's hands to help him through this & grow.

    1. Sarah Sep 23, 2012

      Wow, what an ordeal for you to go through! I'm so thankful that neither of my babies who had reflux ever had any scary choking incidents. Thanks for your comment!

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  5. Robynne Rembecki Sep 16, 2017

    My name is Robynne Rembecki and I am a co-inventor of the RES-Q Infant Wedge. Thank you so much for sharing your story about GER and how our wedge had helped your sweet baby. I would love to share your story, even though it is 5 years later, on our website with your permission.


    Robynne & the RES-Q Wedge team

    1. Sarah Sep 19, 2017

      Robynne, Yes, it would be fine to use the story on your website! I am sending you an e-mail.


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