how do you get rid of gas in babies?

Kristen - posted on 11/28/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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my son has gas no matter what i eat. i heard to give him sugar water when he is gassy but i dont know if thats even good for him

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Jessica - posted on 11/30/2009

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I also use the Mylicon drops... I did notice when my little girl was first born I drank alot of milk and it was worse then so I have cut back a little on dairy products, not cut them out completely and it seems to have helped out alot.

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Gripe water works wonders! It has sodium bicarbonate in it that relieves gas just like Tums.

Jennifer - posted on 12/01/2009

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I find gripe water is really good for relieving tummy aches. To get the actual wind out, I lay him on his back, and push his legs up to his chest. I hold them there for a few mintues and repeat. I also cycle his legs. Works well :)



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Krista - posted on 12/02/2009

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Gas drops are a savior. Also I eliminated dairy from my diet and now when my DD passes gas she no longer clears the room :)

Kerri-Anne - posted on 12/02/2009

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There is also ones called marina mixture, Infants friend, Bowers settling mixture all from pharmacies. I havent tried them but my health nurse told me about them. Hope that gives you enough types to try as my health nurse did say that some work better then other its what works best for your bub.

Juels - posted on 12/02/2009

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I swear by Mylicon gas drops. They are safe enough to use at every feeding and they work wonders ! :)

Kerri-Anne - posted on 12/01/2009

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Oh if none gripe water or infacol doesnt work my mum found out from a midwife that the hospital she works at gives them peppermint tea.

Kerri-Anne - posted on 12/01/2009

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I give my bubs infacol before a feed and if needed grip water if the gas hasnt passed and she is cranky.

Lesley - posted on 12/01/2009

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Try Infacol my son has really bad trapped wind too and its really helped. You shuld see a big difference after a few days. good luck!!

Tamara - posted on 11/30/2009

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My sister just got me onto Infacol from supermarket shelves, great stuff! Can't have a feed without it now.

Rachel - posted on 11/30/2009

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i found gripe water awesome, also the sugar water works great to and it doesnt harm them its 1 teaspoon to 240mls boiled water brown sugar if a little constipated

Lana - posted on 11/30/2009

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An old wives tale says that boiled water once its cooled on a teaspoon can work, also fantastic product "Gripe Water" does wonders but it does make the gas come out anyway possible :(

Twila - posted on 11/29/2009

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My daughter had terrible gas and would be in pain and cry all night until I stopped drinking milk and eating dairy poducts. She still has gas (I just think she's naturally a gassy girl) but the crying like she's in pain all the time has stopped and she is generally a happier baby now.

Sarah - posted on 11/29/2009

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We found gas drops didn't work but actually gave her diarrhea (obviously didn't agree with her tummy). Usually its not what your eating that gives them gas, some babies are just gassier than others. You can try moving his legs up to his tummy and back down (kind of like a bicycling motion) and giving him a tummy massage by tracing from the top of the left hip across to the top of the right hip, then up to the bottom of the ribs on the right, over to the bottom of the ribs on the left then down to the left hip again (so its a square) that last stroke is over the lower intestines and a gentle rub can help get rid of the gas. I wouldn't give him sugar water, it'll just fill him up and he won't want his actual food.

Kathleen - posted on 11/29/2009

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I second the Gas Drops...Mylicon, Lil Tummies, they are all the same. The active ingredient passes through, so you can give them once an hour or before every feeding. Also, any bad foods may take up to a week to pass through your system, so try cutting out certain foods for a week or more. The most common gas causer for BF babies is dairy eaten by the mom, so try and cut out all dairy for a week and see if that helps. Good luck!

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