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How to Stop Gas in a Baby

Updated on July 21, 2011

Gassy, Fussy, and Colicky Babies

This is a very common problem when it comes to babies. All babies are gassy at some point. Some baby's get it worse than others and they will cry and fuss. Especially if you are a first time parent this can be scary and worrisome because you don't know what to do. There's a couple things you can do to help your little bundle release the gas. Gently lie him or her on there stomach. Make sure the head is to the side and not facing down into the floor or couch. Gently rub his or her back. Usually after a few minutes you will start to hear gas passing. You can also lie baby on there back and gently lift his or her leg up towards their stomachs. Hold them there for about 10 seconds and put them down and repeat several times.

There are also several over the counter products that you can purchase that will help alleviate the gas. From my experience these all work great. You don't have to buy the name brand ones either. They all use the same ingredients and work just as good.


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      Deborah 6 years ago from Italy

      Thank you "Multiman," for your vote up !

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      Multiman 6 years ago

      Well a subject I had not been thinking about, and likely at my age of 64 I won't again for awhile, but the article itself is quite useful to parents bringing up a child. Voted up.