A baby with an upset stomach is no fun, here are some tricks you can try to help ease baby's stomach discomfort. In addition to the tricks listed below try to keep a log of when your baby is experiencing stomach discomfort to see if there are any triggers.
1. Burp Baby
Whether feeding milk, formula or solids try burping baby in the middle of a feeding if you suspect gas may be the culprit.
2. Gripe Water
If burping doesn't help try our gripe water with ginger and fennel to help with infant gas relief.
3. Bicycle Legs
Try laying baby on his or her back on a firm surface and moving their legs in a bicycle motion to help with gas pains. You will know this is working if they start to pass gas.
4. Don't Overfeed
When baby starts solids it can be easy to feed them too much, if you think they are getting a stomach ache from eating too much try cutting back a little to see if that helps.
5. Tummy Massage
Try a tummy massage, gently move hand in a circular motion over your baby's tummy. In addition to relieving stomach pain this could relax baby and help get them ready for sleep. If these don't work or if you are concerned about your baby's upset stomach consult your physician.
This site is intended for informational purposes only and does not provide medical advice. Please consult your physician or other health-care professional.