There are so many things to worry about as a new parent, but baby gas shouldn’t be one of those things. Every baby gets gas, but if you know how to relieve the pain your little one is feeling, then you’ll be able to deal with this issue when it comes up, without any stress.
No one wants to hear their baby crying. Gas can be extremely painful when it builds up inside your newborn’s tiny stomach. The first thing you need to do is try to get it out through burping. Now, some babies are particularly resistant to burping. My oldest son never burped just by being patted on the back! So, you might need to get a bit creative. Walk while bouncing and patting your baby firmly on the back. Lay him across your knees and pat his little back. All you need is one big burp to make him feel better.
Unfortunately, sometimes the reason the baby doesn’t burp is that the gas is already too far into his digestive system. If the air is already trapped in the intestines, all you can do is try to help it come out the other end.
Pedaling your baby’s legs can help relieve baby gas, as can a gentle massage on his stomach. Lift his legs to raise his bottom, while the baby lies on his back and you’ll often be rewarded with a little gas.
There are quite a few things you can do to help relieve baby gas. If burping and massages don’t work, there are always home remedies. A tablespoon of anise seeds steeped in hot water which is then strained and cooled can be very helpful in easing baby gas pains. Just give the baby a few drops at a time to help ease the pain.
Many parents have their own techniques for getting rid of baby gas. You can always ask for suggestions. Your own parents and grandparents may even have a baby gas remedy that would work for your little one. Since you really don’t want your baby crying, gas relief tips are always welcome. However, there are definitely certain methods that work, such as gripe water. This is an all natural solution that really does work for babies.
If you’ve been pacing the floor, trying to figure out how to relieve baby gas, then it might be time to try something new. Burping doesn’t always work, so baby gas drops might be a good way to go.