Massage Your Babies

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Other tips for managing gas


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If massage your babies doesn’t seem to be working for your little one or you’re looking for some additional comfort measures, there are plenty of things you can try to help manage and prevent gas:

  • Bicycle your child’s legs in the air while they lie on their back. This may help move gas through the system and encourage a poop if your little one is constipated.
  • Gently twist baby’s legs and hips from side to side, which may help move things along the digestive track.

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  • Spend some extra time burping your baby during feeds to help air escape early in the digestive process.
  • If you’re bottle-feeding, check the nipple flow. If the flow is too fast, your child may be gulping air when they drink.
  • Change bottle brands. Though no one brand is perfect for eliminating gas, there may be one that works better at reducing gas for your baby.
  • Switch to a ready-made version of your baby’s powdered formula. Though if you don’t note any change, you can go back to the (less expensive) powdered version.

Some caregivers report that over-the-counter medications like gripe water or gas drops help their babies with gas. Make sure to check with your child’s doctor before going this route.


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