What is reflux in babies?
Reflux in new born babies is very common – after you feed them, it’s not unusual for a bit of milk to come back up (it’s also called spit up or ‘possetting’), and it’s a totally normal process where your baby just brings up a little bit of what they swallowed down their food pipe (oesophagus). Acid reflux, is a more uncomfortable and more serious form of this, which can lead to vomiting and weight loss. Symptoms include:
- Vomiting regularly especially after feeding
- A persistent cough or wheezing
- Refusal to eat or difficulty eating (your baby may gag when you feed them)
- Heartburn, gas, abdominal pain, or colicky behaviour
Why does your baby suffer from it?
The muscles that separate your baby’s food pipe (oesophagus) and their stomach are still developing, which means the milk comes back up. This problem should go away itself once your baby reaches around 4-6 months, and their digestive system begins to mature. Reflux can be uncomfortable for babies, as milk and acid can come back up together, which causes some discomfort for baby. As baby’s tummies are so small, they often can’t hold much milk, so reflux is a natural reaction to this.
How can the Babocush help relieve reflux and acid in babies?
One of the tried and tested ways to treat your baby’s reflux is to let them rest at an incline after feeding, which can help to reduce regurgitation. One of the great benefits about the Babocush when your baby is suffering from reflux, is that you can adjust the incline yourself to ensure your baby is the correct position to prevent acid reflux. Because reflux can also lead to colic in babies, the Babocush offers benefits here too - the Babocush helps prevent colic by holding your baby on their tummy, and has the extra comfort of a gentle vibration and heartbeat sound for added relaxation.
Buy Babocush Newborn Comfort Cushion
The babocush comes with shaped foam mattress, outer fleece cover with harness, quilted mattress protector and 3 x speed vibration with heartbeat sounds (rocker and batteries must be purchased separately).
Delivery estimated between 2-5 working days.
What the professionals say
We know that premature babies are prone to reflux and colic. Parents who have used the Babocush have told us that their babies responded well to being placed on it as it can help relieve symptoms of reflux and colic.CEO, TinyLife
Babocush is an incredibly clever and fantastic product that all parents should consider having as part of their new born product lineup. Curled up inside a mother's womb for most of their life, babies are used to the comfort of a snuggly warm uterus, the gentle rock of Mom's movement, the vibrating pulse of the abdominal aorta, and the hypnotizing beat of her heart. Once earth side, these comforts drastically change and prove to be a difficult transition for many babies. Manifestations of this major change may include excess gas, colic, fussiness, and sleep disturbance. This product is so smart as it is designed to closely mimic all of the above with it's curved shape, gentle vibration and heartbeat, and rock/sway of which ever base you choose. I highly recommend this product as it not only comforts baby in a safe and ergonomic position, but also allows rare self-care time that most new parents find impossible to accomplish.Dr. Zehra Gajic, B.Sc(Hons), D.C., Maple Ridge Wellness Centre
The best way to encourage optimal development of your baby’s spine and future postural alignment is to give them plenty of tummy time.The Babocush offers a calming and safe place for your baby to lie on their tummy. I love recommending the Babocush to my young patients to help with their development, colic and reflux. As a mum of premature twins, I wish the Babocush had been available when they were babies!Dr Zara Valentine, Osteopath
Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for the babocush. It arrived Friday and my 8 week old, Bailey settled down and fell asleep on it within minutes, I was so relieved I cried. Bailey has been suffering with severe reflux and vomiting so traditional swings and laying on her back have not been an option for us due to choking. After weeks of holding her upright while also caring for my 3 year old, the babocush is an amazing alternative that keeps Bailey safe and happy. I no longer have hours of crying every evening and can lie her down without fear of her choking and aspirating. Thank you again,Danielle xxx
After 30 minutes each on the Babocush (and lots of gas passed!) I finally have 3 sleeping babies and 20 minutes to cat nap before they all eat again!!! I love our Babocush!Happy Customer
Ryden has lots of problems with gas and silent reflux. We tried every bouncer and swing but as soon as he was placed on his back he would start screaming. He also has had to have ear procedures done and it makes it hard for him to get comfortable so he has only slept an hour max for the first 7 weeks. The Babocush has been the perfect solution for every ailment, and even better it is an INSTANT solution. We are all finally getting some much needed rest and Ryden's whole disposition has changed. Thank you so much!Ryden's Story