A while ago, I wrote a post about my wife (Robynne Elkin, MOT, OTR/L, CKT) and her genius invention, the RES-Q Infant Wedge. The wedge is a device intended to ease sleeping for infants who suffer from Gastroesophogeal Reflux (GER). It's a lot easier to show than explain. Hence, the pictures above.
The wedge is currently available at a number of Dallas-area hospitals with a doctor's prescription. Robynne generally recommends parents consult with a trained therapist (or herself) to learn how to effectively use the device.
Feedback, from both medical professionals and parents of children with GER, has led to a number of design improvements, including a washable, medical-grade vinyl cover, and a complete redesign of the patent-pending RES-Q Sling, which works with the wedge to hold the infant in place. Robynne and her partner, Dr. Craig Troop, have put a tremendous amount of time and energy into testing and modifying the entire RES-Q System (the wedge and sling) with infants suffering from GER and their sleep-deprived parents. The result is a patented product that we think is a substantial step up from the other reflux wedges available on the market.
As stated above, Dallas-area residents can currently obtain a wedge at a number of local hospitals. For those of you outside of Dallas, we are pursuing some options for widening the distribution and availability of the RES-Q Infant Wedge. Please stay tuned for more information on this, hopefully very soon.
In the interim, if you have any questions about the RES-Q Infant Wedge, please email Robynne directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.