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Sleeping with a pump

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by mape18, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. nanhsot

    nanhsot Approved members

    Feb 20, 2010
    You remove it for the duration, being disconnected for up to an hour doesn't really affect things. The pump my son uses (Animas) is actually fine in water, he swims in it a lot of the time, so you could keep it on, but there really is no reason to.
  2. Sarah Maddie's Mom

    Sarah Maddie's Mom Approved members

    Sep 23, 2007
    For a tubed pump you disconnect - the omnipod just stays on and gets a wash :p
  3. MomofSweetOne

    MomofSweetOne Approved members

    Aug 28, 2011
    Or if your kid likes to hang out soaking in the tub for hours, the Aquapack protects it. The tub is the only place the Aquapack hasn't gained slices.:(
  4. Mom2CNC

    Mom2CNC Approved members

    May 1, 2012
    I have a 7 yo daughter on the pump too- it will be a year next month. I asked the same question a year ago! Lots of good ideas here but you will just have to see what works for your son.

    I did order the spibelt but she didn't like anything around her waist and felt it was cumbersome. She clips it to her underwear or pj bottom to sleep... has never complained once about it at nighttime. But she did wear the belt for dance class.

    Me, on the other hand, lay it next to me in bed but I am such a flipper that it ends up under me from time to time. So every one is different. But you will figure it out!! Best wishes to your son, he will love being a pumper! My daughter says she would never go back:)
  5. pianoplayer4

    pianoplayer4 Approved members

    Feb 13, 2010
    For a shower you have to unclip, but depending on what kind of pump you get, you might be able to take it in the bath.... The Animas ping is water proof=) I don't take baths a lot, but when I do it just sits on the side of the tub. Some times it has fallen in, but it's never been a problem

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