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Infant Reflux Wedge-Custom Made at MOSAIC Children’s Therapy

by on June 10, 2015

What is it?

The reflux wedge is a positioning device to help keep an infant with Gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or Colic in a more upright position. Gastroesophageal reflux is the return of the stomach contents up to the esophagus.

Its purpose is to keep an infant with reflux in an upright position especially after feeding. Some babies who have difficulties sleeping due to reflux may also benefit from sleeping on a wedge. Babies can still be swaddled in the wedge. Babies are usually positioned in supine (on their back) position but some babies can be positioned on their side as well. Modifications to promote a more symmetrical head position can also be made.

The wedge is custom made out of medical grade open cell foam and is polyurethane-free. The reflux wedge has two lateral foam pieces to keep the baby from sliding down and has a small foam seat. There are also 2 Velfoam straps to keep a baby secure.

 

                       

How does it help my baby?

  • Keeps them more upright, using gravity to help keep the stomach contents from coming up.
  • Keeps babies more comfortable during sleep while keeping the trunk from being bent.

wedge can be covered with a crib sheet

This service is available at our Bellevue and Issaquah, WA MOSAIC locations.

Go to http://www.mosaicrehab.com for more information or to contact us.

 

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