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I have a ten-year-old client with West Syndrome who is significantly physically involved. She can roll from her back to her side independently and tends to sleep on her back or on her side. Her doctor has recommended sleeping on a wedge to reduce her acid reflux but her mother is skeptical that she will find something that the child will not slip off of or roll off of. (She sleeps in her mother's bed with her). We looked online and found foam wedges on home health/medical supply websites. They come with cotton covers and might be sufficient but there are no 'bumpers' so not sure if she would stay on this all night. As well, there is a Tumbleform wedge with bumpers and one with straps but I don't like the idea of strapping her down when sleeping. The material of the Tumbleform is such that she will definitely slip down. Then, there are Versaform pillows. I have never used these and can't tell if the beads could be distributed in such a manner that it could be shaped like a wedge and would be a good option. The price difference between the foam wedge and the Tumbleform and Versaform pillows is huge. That is another consideration.
You are so nice! I finally remembered to ask the mom but she already had purchased the Versa Form and just had not ever used it! So- now she pulled it out and is giving it a go! Thanks for your reply!!