Thank you to Little Remedies for sponsoring this post.
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.
April Decheine says
Great techniques, my daughter just had a baby a few months ago, these will come in handy for her. I could of used theses tips!
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
We used little remedies when kiddo was a lot younger. They are great medicines to have on hand.
katrina g says
I love little remidies! grpie water was such a saving grace for us. There were so many times that we needed it.
I had a little one with colic many years ago and I know how stressful it can be. I am glad there are products like this out on the market for parents.
Angela S says
These sound like great products. I wish I had them when my son was little. He always had tummy issues.