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How to Sooth a Baby With A Tummy Ache

Updated on April 4, 2011

If your infant or baby has a stomach ache

If your infant or baby has an upset stomach, it can be very difficult for the little one. There are things you can do to sooth your babies’ stomach ache.

Be careful never to over feed your baby. This can happen, because an infant has a difficult time understanding when he/she is full.

 Sometimes, a baby can have a stomach ache, and eat, because the baby thinks this is what is going to make him/her feel better. So, if your baby seems excessively hungry, be cautious. Babies should eat, because they are growing at a rapid rate. However, if you notice a pain cry, and your infant is constantly hungry, use some of these tips to sooth and comfort your infant.

Peppermint Bottle can sooth a tummy ache

Check with your child’s pediatrician before you follow any advice. It is best to be safe with your baby. If you notice an excessive amount of crying, sometimes it is best to seek immediate medical attention.

Here is a small list of tricks to sooth your baby:

A peppermint bottle can sooth a tummy ache for your infant.

Put 8 ounces of warm water in your baby’s bottle.

Add a small piece of peppermint candy to your babies bottle (enough to flavor the water).

Shake the bottle, until the peppermint candy is dissolved.

Give the bottle to your child.

**Check with your child's doctor to make sure peppermint candy is safe for him/her.

**Make sure you add the candy to the bottle ONLY DO NOT GIVE the baby a piece of peppermint candy.

**Never give your child water that is too hot, make sure the liquid in the bottle is safe enough for your baby.

How to sooth fussiness instantly

Another example of how the vacuum worked for the fussy baby

When your infant just won’t stop crying...

Running your vacuum can do wonders with a baby and a stomach ache.

My son had an obvious upset stomach, and I burped him to no end. I tried the peppermint, and a warm bath. I then decided to try one more thing to make him feel better. I decided to turn on my vacuum. I remember this tip from an old commercial.

I am not sure if it is the vibrations from the vacuum that sooth your baby, or the noise. However, this little trick works wonders. When your infant just won’t stop crying, try turning on the vacuum. I did this once, and it worked like magic. My newborn had a difficult time with fussiness, and I was exhausted. I used all of the options available, with the exception of this one little trick. I plugged in my vacuum, and turned it on. I looked at my son, and he was quiet, and staring around the room. He stopped his fussiness in an instant. I kept the vacuum on for a couple of minutes watching him. I was utterly amazed. He fell asleep.

It is important not to over bundle, or under bundle a baby

Sometimes, if the room is too cold, or too hot it can make your infant cranky.

It is important not to over bundle, or under bundle a baby. If an infant thinks it is too warm or too cold, he/she can become cranky. You can mistake this crabbiness for a gassy baby. Sometimes though, it is not gas that is making your infant upset. One of the biggest things (besides gas) that can upset your infant is a room that is too cold, or too hot.

Be patient with your infant

Babies are little sweet-hearts that understand nothing more, or nothing less than love. An infant thrives from your love. When an infant cries, they are asking you for help. They expect you to fix their problem. One of the easiest ways (in my opinion) to sooth an infant is by using patience. For some reason, it seems like they know you are there to protect and love them. When you are holding your baby, do it in a fashion that they feel your warmth. If your child can sense love, and patience from you, they will calm down.

I was a young mother. My baby was fussy, and I was trying hard to make him feel better. I held the baby, and bounced the baby, rocked the baby, and nothing. My aunt asked me if she could try to sooth him. I handed him over. He got quiet.He got quiet because she was calm.

I understood right away that my baby sensed that I was trying too hard to make him feel better.

I took my baby back from my aunt, and from then on, I haven’t had a problem soothing him. I understand there is a key to patience when you hold your baby.

When your infant cries, never panic. Just be patient, and loving. You should have a calm, warm nature when you hold your infant.

If you cannot get your baby to stop crying:

If you have tried everything and cannot get your infant or baby to stop crying, never hesitate to seek immediate medical attention. If the thought has crossed your mind to take your baby into a clinic or hospital, listen to your instincts. You do have a built in intuition with your child, and you have it for a reason.

If you take your infant into a hospital or clinic, and it turns out to be nothing, it is ok; you still did what was right. If you are still hesitant, and think something is wrong, get a second opinion if you have to.


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      2 years ago

      Thanks for the tips they work really well but here is another tip that I didn't see it helps to sing to your infant also so it really helped me reading all these things and comments thank you all!!!

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      3 years ago

      I am I father of two & my baby have gas,what's the best for that ?

    • sarclair profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      It really does help :)

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      Amy Lancer 

      6 years ago

      Is your baby crying? Baby white noise and peekaboo will sure help!

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      6 years ago

      I am a mother of four n used to swear by gas drops!! It helped with my oldest three but not my baby now!! I've been doing peppermint water since the sitter tried it n it works wonders!!

    • sarclair profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you for stopping by Simone. I appreciate the comment.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Excellent tips!

    • sarclair profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you QudsiaP1, I am glad you think it is useful.

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      7 years ago

      Very good read and very useful for young first time mothers.

    • sarclair profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you sophie. I am glad you enjoyed the hub.

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      7 years ago from Washington D.C. USA 20002

      This is really a good read. Great hub! Our babies really feel what we are going through and what we are feeling whenever we hold them close. They will feel if we are angry, irritated or if we are glad to hold them. Babies even remember the scent of the person carrying them. And once they figure out and know its their mom's scent, they will stay calm and feel protected. Patience is really the key. Thanks for sharing this.


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