Laryngomalacia (LM) is a disorder of the larynx in infants that can cause respiratory and, at times, associated feeding difficulties. The causes of laryngomalacia have not been cornered, some evidence suggests there may be a genetic link.
Infants with laryngomalacia will often present with inspiratory stridor, a sort of wheezing or high-pitched squeak that occurs during breathing. While in rare cases surgery is needed, most cases of laryngomalacia are healed through rest and time. A particularly helpful practice is avoiding gastroesophageal reflux in children with laryngomalacia; children with laryngomalacia who experience associated digestive issues like reflux can exacerbate the condition and even experience additional collapse of the larynx.
This is where Chibebe's Slumber Pods come in. The Chibebe's Slumber Pod has been designed to significantly alleviate reflux and make a huge difference to a child with laryngomalacia. With this in mind, we are committed to raising awareness of this disorder and supporting all the parents and bubs suffering from this condition. We support the organization Coping With Laryngomalacia in its efforts to improve the lives and conditions of children suffering from this condition.
If you live in Australia, and your baby has LM, Tracheomalacia (TM) or Bronchomalacia (BM), and you would like to benefit from the Chibebe Slumber Pod program to ease their discomfort, please visit CWL at http://www.copingwithlm.org/.
Please note that Chibebe do not accept the above mentioned requests through the Chibebe website. You must visit the CWL site for any enquiries relating to the Slumber Pod Program held with CWL.