SPITTING UP, INFANT REFLUX AND GERD
Spitting up, also called gastroesophageal reflux, GER, reflux, is common in babies and is usually deemed normal. About 40% of young babies spit up sometimes, since their digestive systems are immature, making it easier for the stomach contents to flow back up into the esophagus. The peak age for spitting up is 4 months. Doctors used to call this an "under-developed stomach valve" which is what my daughter was diagnosed with. Babies spit up when they've eaten too much or when they've swallowed too much air while feeding. Spitting up usually occurs when babies burp. It can also happen when your baby is drooling. It usually resolves itself by 6 months to 1 year of age.
A small percentage of babies experience discomfort and other complications due to reflux - this is called Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD). Babies might have this disorder if they spit up or vomit often, scream or cry for hours, refuse feedings, or don't gain weight. Approximately 1 in 300 infants will present signs and symptoms of GERD and it is more common in children with neurological impairments. This condition requires a doctors care. GERD is particularly common in preemies (due to their immaturity) and in babies with other health problems. GERD usually improves by 12-24 months. There is a wealth of information on this conditions both on the internet and at your local library or bookstore.
As any parent of a baby with infant reflux or GERD knows - it's messy!
I designed HUG-A-Bib baby bibs to not only be the best baby bib available, but also to be the perfect bib for any child with reflux or GERD. The bibs unique, stay-put design guarantees that it will not move on the baby so when the reflux does happen it goes on the bib where it belongs, not on baby's clothing. The bib is absorbent, plush and has a waterproof lining to further protect baby's clothing.
Our burp cloth, the Clippy Cloth, was designed to compliment the Hug-A-Bib baby bib. It attaches to the mothers clothing at the shoulder to stay in place on the mother. It is oversized, padded for more comfort for the baby's resting head, and waterproof to protect mom's clothing.
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