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Friday, November 9, 2018

Reflux Baby: The Diary of a Spit Up Queen

Our pediatrician calls Reese a "happy spitter." She's covered, we're covered, the couch is covered, and even our pup, poor Henry, has been a victim of the projectile. Reflux is the norm in our house, and when any friends or family members hold Reese, we pass her off with a warning and a burp cloth. 

When her severe reflux symptoms started, our pediatrician tested her for a milk protein allergy, which came back positive. After we changed her to a special formula, the majority of her reflux pain went away - thank goodness! However, we soon learned the spit up was here to stay. She's gaining weight, and she's healthy, so meds aren't recommended. 

Now how do we deal with this spit up problem?

Regular burp cloths quickly proved to be too small. We started using cotton receiving blankets (like these) when we feed her. With these, we are able to drape our shoulder, the back of the couch, and Reese's chest. If she's laying down on her back on the couch, floor - basically anywhere - we always have one of these blankets laying under her!



She lives in onesies and cotton bibs. Even after Reese is done taking her bottle, she will spit up for the next two hours - literally. We LOVE these Burt's Bees cotton bibs! They are super soft and absorbent. Without a bib, I would be changing her 5+ times during the day! Matt and I jokingly call her mouth a leaky faucet that is just never quite turned off all the way. 


We are currently using these Dr. Brown's bottles. It's hard to believe the spit up was worse before we switched to these bottles, but it was! They have an internal vent system proven to help decrease the air the baby is sucking in. Definitely more parts to clean at the end of every day, but they are dishwasher safe! 

I never thought I would be used to the smell or be used to having a shoulder that is constantly wet, but I am. We'll continue to soak up (literally) these newborn moments as they come!

Reese got Matt right on the mouth and chin one night. He wasn't ecstatic, but I sure had a good laugh!

17 comments:

  1. Omg! Your baby is so adorable! I love this pic!

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  2. This is all great information! A lot of babies do suffer with re-flux and there can use these items that has been working for your little girl btw, she's adorable!

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  3. Wow! Cuteness overload. I kept looking at the baby more than the post.

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  4. She is so cute❤❤❤❤. Some babies spit up more than others - it will pass with age.

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  5. Awww! She is so cute! Reflux is awful but she will grow out of it. My cousin had it when he was a baby and he grew up to be a surgeon, so no need to stress about it :)

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  6. Your baby is so adorable, and I'm sorry to hear that she has such a bad case of reflux, but atleast you were able to find a way to get her some relief.

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  7. What a cutie! We used Doctor Brown's bottles as well - and they were a life saver!

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  8. Awww! She is so adorable. Thanks for the amazing post, now I have baby fever lol

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  9. I remember my boy's newborn days, the spit-up is quite common. You've got great advice here for new moms.

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  10. This is how babies are, it's important to find solutions so that you can make your life easier. Your baby is adorable by the way!

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  11. So adorable I am glad I am not the only one dealing with spit ups I literally have no more clean tshirts and my boy only has onesie too. Plus burb cloths are everywhere in the house. It got better once I gave him anti reflux formula which has made it better and he reduced once he hit 6 months this month.

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  12. Such a cute and happy baby. These picts are adorable. This is good to know! Great post<3

    XO
    Candace
    http://www.thebeautybeau.com

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  13. Good thing you were able to check it out and consult with the pedia. I love how bubbly and cute your baby is too!

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  14. Such a cutie! We dealt with reflex with #3. It was not fun (and messy). 😞

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  15. My daughters did not experience this but I have many friends that have. What a sweet baby! I'm glad you were able to get some relief.

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