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He was once given to scrambling with his hands and sprawling in his sleep;and ever since she has him swaddled up in blankets.
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AvangiI'm accustomed to take a shower every day.
As you say to here is a preposition and I think after prepositions we should use a gerund.
The gerund is correct after the preposition "to:"

I am accustomed to taking a shower every day.

The "to" in "used to" can be either the infinitive marker or preposition:

I used to eat ice cream every day. (to = infinitive; used is the main verb)
I am not used to driving a car with a manual transmission. (to = preposition; "used to" is an idiom)
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AlpheccaStarsThe gerund is correct after the preposition "to:"

I am accustomed to taking a shower every day.Hi AEmotion: star's.

You didn't say the infinitive is / was incorrect. Any opinion?

Google:

"accustomed to go" 192,000
"accustomed to going" 22,600
"accustomed to take" 10,800
"accustomed to taking" 60,300

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AlpheccaStarsI used to eat ice cream every day.
AlpheccaStarsI am not used to driving a car with a manual transmission.
But we must know that the meanings of the sentence in the usage of gerund and infinitive are different from each other.
The Usage of gerund In this structure "Be+used+to+Gerund" shows a habit.
But the usage of infinitive in this structure "Used+to+subjunctive" shows something that happened in the past consecutively. 
AlpheccaStarsI used to eat ice cream every day. (to = infinitive; used is the main verb)
I am not used to driving a car with a manual transmission. (to = preposition; "used to" is an idiom)

coloradayBut we must know that the meanings of the sentence in the usage of gerund and infinitive are different from each other.
On the contrary: they mean exactly the same in normal usage.

The two examples you quote are in no way typical, or representative examples of infinitive vs. gerund usage.

She likes taking a walk in the early morning. (gerund)
She likes to take a walk in the early morning. (infinitive)

These are exactly the same in meaning. Emotion: smile

Edit. Sorry. The sequence is confusing here. You're correct to say that the meaning is different in Alphecca's examples of two different meanings of "use." That was her point.

I misunderstood you to be making a general statement about exchanging the gerund and the infinitive in the same sentence. How stupid of me. Emotion: embarrassed
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coloraday "Used+to+subjunctive"
coloraday"Be+used+to+Gerund"
I said in these structures not in  every verb that you like (not in the verb like) please don't confuse the visitors of this thread. 
coloraday please don't confuse the visitors of this thread.
I shan't disturb your invited guests in future.
maybe my tone was little caustic but I meant if we don't read our replies carefully,we'll say something else that's not relevant to the subject and then our discussion will be longer and longer and at the end nothing comes out of it. Anyway if I offend you'I'm sorry.
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Could someone tell me how to correct the sentence?
Your body is used to what it is accustomed to. If put cream on your body everyday, and then stop, you'll skin will be drier than some who never put any on.
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