Friday, December 4, 2009

Quick Question

For those of you that have children with feeding tubes, how do you keep them still during the feeds? Elle is a wiggle worm and I can't keep her still for the 1.5 hours that it takes for each feed. She also has pretty bad reflux so I can't just let her roll around on the floor or else that is a guaranteed puking rally. We've tried propping her up on the boppy - elevating her head on pillows - using her sleeping wedge as an additional prop - but no matter what - she wiggles her way down and starts rolling around. I need something I can strap her in to but will still be comfortable for her. We've tried her stroller - reclined back and that was ok and my next idea is to put her in her high chair - but I don't think she will last in there for the entire feed. My nephew has a nap nanny and I've found a few used ones on ebay and craigslist that might be of some interest to us.

Another heart mom told us about the AR Pillow but I haven't talked to her in a while to see how it is working for them.

Any suggestions or ideas on how to feed our little wiggle worm?


Jennifer said...

Sent you a seat that might work on your email.

Lindsey said...

Here's a few ideas:
Chair harness

Tot seat

Bumbo chairs are the only other thing I can think of... Let us know what you decide to try- hopefully the right solution pops up for you. Good luck!

LoPeZ FaMiLy said...

Look for a seat from Summer Infant. It is a kind of bumbo looking chair, but it has a toy rounder on it and turns into a booster chair for later. Isaac likes his but still can't sit up straight yet. I think it would keep her entertained more than a high chair.