Gas is really common among babies. It leaves them fussy and crying viciously. If you are a first-time mom, that can easily send you in a panic mode.
The good news is that there are things you can do to ease your child’s discomfort. Below, we’re sharing with you some tips on how to massage baby tummy for gas.
Time it right
Ideally, you should wait about 30 minutes after feeding your child before you give a massage.
While massaging your baby, keep your ears open and listen for a baring-down sound. Sometimes, it may sound like a grunt.
Watch your baby’s body language
If he is frantically crying, it’s not a good idea to apply more pressure to his tummy. Wait until he calms down before you continue massaging.
Massaging your baby’s tummy consistently is one way to make it effective on your gassy baby. Doing it just once isn’t likely to ease his discomfort. To give you an idea, you can try stroking your baby’s tummy after every diaper change.
To give you a clearer idea about the process, you can watch the video below:
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