Cot wedges (reflux wedges) can cut down the amount a baby regurgitates considerably. It is also the first step in managing a baby’s reflux before the introduction of medication or other techniques.
Positioning and inclining the upper body of your little one is the single most important thing when trying to manage reflux. By having the head raised gravity helps keep the stomach acids down and stops them elevating up to the throat.
Essentially it’s about making the choice between placing wedge either underneath or on top of the cot mattress. The Wedgehog works well without a cover, for a cost effective wedge that is placed underneath the cot mattress, if you have a special feature mattress or mattress cover or you do not want to put anything directly into the cot area. The wedgehog is also available covered, for placing into the cot, on top of the mattress. The covers are super-soft and washable for the best experience. We are also developing covers which are made from medical grade fabrics, used in NHS trust hospitals.
To do this, you may need to position the wedge half-way down the cot/crib, depending on the size of your baby and type of bed used. With Moses baskets and cribs, you probably won’t have to move the Wedgehog too far, before your baby’s feet reach the foot of the bed. With a cot/cotbed, you may need to move the wedgehog closer to the centre, while your baby is young and then as baby’s grows, alter the placement of the wedgehog to allow for baby’s increased length.
Our Wedgehog range is bought by 1000’s of parents a month and helps reduce the symptoms of reflux and upper-respiratory issues considerably. They have fast become the best selling non-medicated options for families starting out on this roller-coaster.