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My 6 day old ds can't sleep laying flat... or even on one of those wedges. After nursing, I try to burp him the best I can but it never seems to be enough. As soon as I lay him down, he gets gurgly, squirmy, fussy, spits up. I pick him up & it's an immediate burp. I don't remember having this issue with my first son... he just slept however I laid him (until he got old enough to only want to sleep on me! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">)<br><br>
Any suggestions on how to get some sleep? How do I get him to sleep upright safely? I have him on one of those wedge things in the co-sleeper right next to my bed.
 

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An amby hammock? Or maybe a swing if you have one. I was determined not to have any baby contraptions, but my son did sleep in the swing a few times when nothing else would work!
 

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We had the same problem with our dd (now 4 months). She has grown out of it now, I think problem is due to baby's immature muscles unable to stop the reflux. I also found the gurgly noises hard to deal with, she sounded so uncomfortable, so can sympathise.<br><br>
We don't actually all share a bed, although when we did sleep together, she slept on her front on my or my partner's chest, which helped. Dd sleeps in crib right next to our bed. We elevated the mattress to a fairly steep angle by putting rolled up towels underneath it of increasing thickness. This helped to prevent some of the reflux. When she was really small, we had to make a little horseshoe-shaped nest to stop her sliding down due to the steep angle!
 

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DS slept in a bouncy seat, on the floor right next to my bed for a few months as he had the same problem.<br><br>
Also, burp often (like several times during the feeding) and we (ha! me, no we doing this, lol) would rock with him upright for 30 min before I put him back down.
 
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