what's a good remedy for wind??

Katherine - posted on 12/04/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )

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My boy is 6 weeks old and is always getting wind. Does anybody know how to get rid of the wind problem apart from burping him, cos I do that all the time, and I've tried gripe water & that doesnt seem to be doing to much????

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Bernice - posted on 02/05/2016

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The best remedy to get rid of baby wind is babies magic tea. This is safe and efficient tea blend without preservatives.

Katie - posted on 12/06/2009

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How do you burp him? My health visitor advised me to sit him on my knee with his right side toward my body, then gently tilt him over to his left. Aparently the shape of the stomach allows a little pocket of air to get trapped at the top of the tummy but the tilting allows it to escape as a burp and prevents build up becoming painful.

Nic - posted on 12/04/2009

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I totally understand as my daughter (14 months old) has been a gassy baby from birth and still wakes in the night sometimes crying from wind (raising her legs and passing gas). When she was younger I used to spend an hour burping her after feeds, we also tried the Mylicon drops, but they only help bring up burps from the stomach. Gas can also be produced in the intestines during digestion which Mylicon doesn't help with. Some babies produce more gas than others because of sensitivities to foods. If you are breast feeding you could try elminating gas producing foods such as broccoli, onions, cauliflower and dairy from your diet. You can also massage the colony by rubbing in a clockwise direction from the belly button, across to the right, then down and around to the belly button to repeat. There is also the 'colic hold' (I found this picture on the web: http://www.funphamily.com/photoalbum/mon...) that you could try - apparently it places pressure on their tummy which can feel more comfortable for them.

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Gloria - posted on 12/06/2009

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If wind is gas, then find out what is causing the gas. some babies are alot more gasy because of the chemicals in their milk and foods. if he is not in pain don't worry. it is better out then in.

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you can also try gently stretching his legsup and over his head while he lies on his back (as if trying to fold him in half). This can help to squeeze the wind out. we also used a homeopathic colic remedy.

Nikki - posted on 12/06/2009

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Typically when they are that young you will have to burp them,,, Be thankful he is burping. Just keep looking forward to the day you no longer have to burp them after a feeding. That was a huge relief for my husband and I.

C. - posted on 12/06/2009

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Mylicon Infant's Gas Drops.. It works WONDERS.. My son had a huge problem with it and just a couple drops of this stuff would take it right away. Careful you're not near the bum, though.. Could get scary.

Candy - posted on 12/05/2009

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You can lay a warm towel gently heated on the babies tummy. We used to lay my little one on her tummy across my knees and slowly sway back and forth. It was a help.

Brina - posted on 12/05/2009

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my baby had wind problems when she was about a month old, she had trouble getting it up. we decided to give her a dummy and it helped her get it up alot.

Candy - posted on 12/05/2009

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There are gas drops in local pharmacies that are designed just for infants. They work pretty good.

Lyn - posted on 12/04/2009

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INFANTS FRIEND!!!!! Buy it from the chemist - it is Miracle Juice!!! Not only does it get rid of wind in the tummy but also wind in the bowels. bsabies get lots of that when breast fed because they react to what you eat. It is the BEST stuff ever!!!! All of my friends use it as well because it is just so awesome. Plus it is herbal so is not nasty.

Sarah - posted on 12/04/2009

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I found doing a cycling motion with my son's legs helped release trapped wind! The movement got everything going.

Vicki - posted on 12/04/2009

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One more thing-if your baby is bottle fed which I did do for a couple months after nursing (but before whole milk) I found that staying away from any formulas that had corn in the ingredients made the difference. Soy always was my choice. My second child was extremely colicky and the soy did the trick. Now for lactose intolerances-I had a friend whose child was and the only thing that worked for them was goat's milk. Most health food stores have it and it is expensive but when a baby is in pain or can empty a room out from his/her gas then you do what you have to! Right???

Vicki - posted on 12/04/2009

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before I suggest what always worked for me, are you breastfeeding? I'm a mother of 5 and all of my babies were very affected by what I ate. Broccoli was a big one as well as onions and garlic-all healthy yes but I tried to eat the gasier foods just after nursing so I would digest it before the next feeding.

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My son is 3 and still passes wind (every day). It is very common since their digestive systems are still developing. Mylicon gas drops may make a difference in babies. But, keep in mind why they pass wind. If they don't the gas builds up in their tummies and causes them a lot of pain. There were times when I prayed that my baby would fart because I knew it would make him feel better. Sometimes burping isn't enough for these little guys.

Cynthia (cindy) - posted on 12/04/2009

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Be happy he is passing the wind. We use mylocon (over the counter) also we asked the pedi for other drops that have helped tremdeously.

Mimi of two

Miranda - posted on 12/04/2009

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Does he seem to be in any form of discomfort from it? If not, I would continue to burp him, if you are breastfeeding you may want to monitor what you are eating. Things that you are taking in may make him gassy.

Tess - posted on 12/04/2009

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hi um the chemist have some wonderful drops u can give the wee one. my daughter got colic and they worked wonders. best thing is go to chemistt/pharmacy.

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