The crying from reflux can be overwhelming for parents

Babies experience reflux due to the normal looseness of the valve at the top of their stomachs, allowing stomach contents to move up into the esophagus. As they mature and spend less time lying on their backs, the valve strengthens, leading to an improvement in reflux symptoms over time.

Dealing with reflux in babies, I often witness exhausted parents struggling with newborns who cry for extended periods or experience vomiting. Babies cry due to discomfort like nausea and acid reflux, unable to communicate their distress verbally. Addressing reflux with appropriate methods not only benefits the baby but also provides relief to tired parents, leading to better sleep and relaxation for everyone involved.

Parents often attempt to alleviate reflux symptoms by elevating their babies during sleep, but this can increase the risk of SIDS. Babies don't need to be inclined so high to find relief.

Reflux usually gets better when babies reach 5 to 7 months of age and can sleep on their stomachs. In the interim, seeking advice from SleepBaker will provide you with a management plan. While it may not cure the issue completely, it can offer some relief. Approximately 80% of the babies we care for experience reflux.