- Step 1: Move baby's knees Move your baby's knees back and forth, like they're pedaling a bike. The motion of the lower body helps relieve gassy pressure.
- Step 2: Burp your baby Burp your baby halfway through the feeding process and then again after feeding to release air bubbles.
- TIP: Support your baby on your shoulder and pat their back firmly to burp them.
- Step 3: Prevent gas Prevent gas by feeding your baby before they get too hungry and cry. Crying will cause them to swallow air, which will cause gas.
- Step 4: Relieve gas pains Relieve gas pains by giving your baby a back rub.
- Step 5: Apply a warm compress Apply a warm compress to your baby's lower abdomen to help relieve gas.
- Step 6: Limit gas-forming foods Limit gas-causing foods from your diet if you are a mom who is breastfeeding your child. What you eat may be affecting the child.
- TIP: Bananas, beans, eggs, and cabbage are gassy foods.
- Step 7: Limit fruit juice Limit fruit juice intake to 4 to 6 ounces a day for babies older than six months. Too much juice causes gas, diarrhea, tummy pain, and bloating. Burp those gas pains away for a healthy, gas-free baby.
- FACT: It is common for people to pass gas six to 20 times a day.
You Will Need
- Knee movement
- Back rub
- Warm compress
- Dietary control