my baby cries all the time ...i think he has gas ...but how do you know its gas and what can you do to help the child??

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Jennifer - posted on 04/21/2009

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burp the baby after about every oz if he starts to cry when you take the bottle out put his binky in his mouth untill he burps if he dont burp he may not be ready to so give him a little more then try again.

Crystal - posted on 04/21/2009

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My little princess is 3 months old and she is gassy all the time, so I feel your pain. ( or actually she does = (. I really would recommed the OTC mylicon drops they seem to work quite well. also i give her a bath, it might just work for her but it seems to relax her and she always passes gas in the tub and then seems to be very happy afterwards..good luck

Christina - posted on 04/21/2009

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You can tell when a little one has gas, they tend to look like they are trying to do tummy crunches! My little one scrunches her hands into little fists too. I found that a vibrating baby chair really helped to sooth her when she had problems being winded.

Amber - posted on 04/21/2009

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try mylicon drops...the miracle med for babies!!! Dr Browns bottles work really well to. You also need to make sure its gas and not acid reflux ...ask the dr if the gas medicine doesnt work. Mylicon was always foolproof for me.

Angel - posted on 04/21/2009

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when my son had gas i switched his bottles to dr. brown's the are a little pricey but it was better than putting medicine in his milk. i didn't feel comfortable with that. also i layed him on his stomach during nap times when i was awake. at night i propped him on his side. when it was time to burp after feedings i massaged his back. the gas went away as soon as i started him on those bottles.

Jessi - posted on 04/21/2009

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My son also had bad gas.

My sister-in-law is an RN and she has a 2 year old daughter, so when my son had bad gas she told us to try gas drops. I used them when he seemed to be gasy but I wanted to be able to stop it BEFORE it happend. So i asked my pediatricain and he told me the gas drops are safe enough to give them before every feeding. My son has had gas since. It's hard to see them so uncomfortable.

I would also lay him in my lap on his belly and rub his back and then flip him over and rub his belly that seemed to help.

I agree with Amber, the kind a bottle you use helps a lot. I use the Playtex easy flow bottles that a like, curved. That helps so you baby doesn't suck any air in.

Hope you find someting that works =)

Amber - posted on 04/21/2009

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The gas drops worked well for us too. Some other things that help is doing bicycle legs lay baby flat on his back and move his legs like riding a bicycle it really helps also hold baby on your laying across your arm face down my baby loves this. If your baby is on formula it may be the formula or the bottle we use Dr. brown bottles which help a lot.

Chrystal - posted on 04/21/2009

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Try Mylecon. It's an over the counter anti-gas aide made for infants/young children. It worked great for my 2 whenever they seemed to be a bit gassy.

Kristy - posted on 04/21/2009

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how old is ur baby?? have u taken him/her to the health clinic or docs or anyone. my son was shocking he used to scream all the time when he was a baby, they said it was either cloic or silent reflux. we tried everything, every wind drops that were on the market, changed the teats of the bottle, changed his milk, it could be a number of things which you realy need to have ruled out, he may just be a fussy ababy, or could have colic or reflux or any number of things, without seeing bubby, the best i can offer is take him/her to a health clinic

Daniela - posted on 04/21/2009

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Generally when a baby has gas, he cries uncontrollably for a long period during the day at the same time eg night time. Try burping your baby; massage his tummy; carry him in a sling or rock him in a car seat or hold him in a rocking chair; use a pacifier; sound might help eg the hair drier, vacuum cleaner etc; feed on demand if you are exclusively breast feeding. You can also use colic drops.

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