You’ve done everything you can think of to help soothe your baby. You’ve fed them, burped them, changed them, swaddled them, given them their pacifier, but nothing seems to be helping calm them down. Your baby is still crying and you’re at your whit’s end. Most likely, they have gas built up in their tummies. This can be really uncomfortable for little ones, so you’ll definitely want to try and alleviate their gas. There are some great ways to do this that are both safe, natural, and effective. So, next time you have an inconsolable baby, try one of these 7 ways to alleviate gas because it may really help.
1. Massage Them
Massages are great for baby gas. It helps get things moving along in there. It also helps the baby feel better and and helps them relax, which will also aid in relieving the gas. All you have to do is gently rub their tummies for a few minutes. If you’re worried about hurting your child, you can look up lots of different videos on YouTube to make sure you’re doing it correctly.
2. Gripe Water
A great natural remedy for baby gas is a little miracle called gripe water. When my son was an infant and had some gas issues, I would give this to him and it really seemed to help. If you want to make sure you’re giving them something completely safe, find a gripe water that is all natural. That way you know it won’t hurt them in any way.
3. Tummy Time
If you’re baby is old enough to do tummy time, make sure you do this often. Tummy time helps aid in your baby’s digestion so doing it often will help them digest their food and prevent them from getting gas built up in their system.
4. Pump Their Legs
One of the best ways to help your baby’s gassy tummy is to take their legs when they’re lying on their back and pump them back and forth, almost like they’re riding a bike. This will help get things moving and will break up any air pockets in their stomachs that may be causing the gas.
5. Feed Them Properly
Whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle feeding, it’s important to make sure that you are properly feeding your baby. For those mothers out there that are nursing, make sure your baby is latched on correctly so they aren’t sucking in any air as they feed. If you are still having problems, see a lactation specialist to make sure you and baby are doing it correctly. For those bottle feeding moms out there, make sure that your baby is eating at an incline to help aid in the flow. Also make sure you’re using a slow flow nipple that won’t overload them while they’re eating. You can also try changing the bottle you’re using because some of them may not agree with your baby.
6. Use A Windi
So, this may seem like a totally gross way to help alleviate your baby’s gas, but the reviews on this product are amazing, so I say it’s worth a try. You can watch the tutorials and videos on the Frida Baby website so you know how to safely and properly use it.
7. Burp Them Often
When you’re baby is eating, it’s important to burp them often so they don’t get any air pockets or gas bubbles building up in their tummies. The best time to burp them is when they slow down a little bit and when they’re done eating on each side. Burping will get the gas out of their digestive system right away instead of letting it build up in their tummy and making them uncomfortable.