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It can be quite stressful dealing with fussy babies. Parents can feel helpless not knowing what to do for their baby. I went through it with my kids, and I think the key is to never stop trying new things. Here are a few tips that may help.
Let your baby lay on his or her stomach
Not in the crib or the bassinet, but on you. I remember doing this for both Emma and Ryan and I think it helped a good deal in so many ways. Your body heat and touch is comforting and soothing, and laying on the stomach helps pop those nasty tummy bubbles.
Exercise your baby
Who says babies can’t exercise? With a little help, they can. Just lay baby on her back and move her legs as though she’s riding a bicycle. Moving can help dispel gas.
Use a warm compress
A fresh warm (not hot) towel or bottle can help ease the pain. Do not use a heated blanket on a baby.
Use natural remedies
Including Little Remedies® Gripe Water which helps to relieve discomfort due to hiccups and colic without alcohol or gluten and Little Remedies® Gas Drops with Simethicone which elieves excess gas from food or swallowing of air without artificial colors or flavors, alcohol, saccharin or preservatives
Call a pediatrician
Your doctor or nurse may have suggestions for you. If you’ve tried “everything”, give them a call. It could be as simple as a simple formula change or bottle switch, if not a formula fed baby.
If your baby is still kicking up a fuss, remain calm. Babies can sense tension and it can make matters worse. If you need a break, call a friend or family member for help. It’s amazing what some new perspective can do.