My one month old always has the hippcups. Is there a way to get them to stop?

Pam - posted on 09/08/2009 ( 32 moms have responded )

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He will get them all day and is starting to get mad about it. How do I get them to stop and is there something wrong with him since he has them all the time?

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Gabriela - posted on 09/10/2009

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Let´s remember babies are born qith some body systems very inmature, specially the digestive system, the respiratory system and the nervous system. this may be one of the reasons for the hippcups (which are involuntary movements of the diaphragm). It should stop as the baby grows and the systems mature. Meanwhile, try changing the bottle teats for special, non-burping ones. Do not give your baby any "medecine" (water, tea...) unless your peds tell you. At this age their system supports only brest milk (or formula).

Doris - posted on 09/13/2009

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i took my little to the ped doctor she is a wise old doctor,she told me to go and buy carraway seeds put 6 in a jug with 120ml of water boil ,let cool and dip camile tea bay in 4 flour and a tea spoon of sugar let cool and give it to the baby through out the day,it helped with hiccups and cramps.saved me

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Tracy - posted on 09/21/2009

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GRIPE WATER, that is sold at the Pharmacy, will help the hiccups, especially when there that young. It is made from Dill Weed, and is especially for babies

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Botulism is why no honey for babies. And a little plain water (less than an ounce) won't hurt a baby. That's what our pedi had us do when our son was an infant. The swallowing motion helps ease away the muscle spasm in the diaphragm. I do agree with one of the other girls though, who said not to give water unless your doctor says it's ok.

Allie - posted on 09/19/2009

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He might be getting really irritated, however, they don't hurt babies like they can with children or adults. My daughter constantly has hiccups to this day and she is now 11 months old. Frequently burping him and distracting him to get his mind off of them are two things to do. I actually read that hiccups usually irritate parents much more than the baby themself. Water really doesn't help with anything. Overfeeding is a possibility along with many others...

Chasity - posted on 09/19/2009

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Theres really nothing you can do to stop it. They say that when a baby has hiccups that its not uncomfortable for them like it is with adults.

Faries - posted on 09/19/2009

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A bit of honey on a metal spoon placed on the tongue always works, do not know why but it does.

Jane - posted on 09/12/2009

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this drove me nuts w/our first one! if he's not nursing, see if giving him a bottle helps, it can engage his diaphram or try nursing him for a minute or two and then sitting him up in a swing or bouncy seat. their little diaphrams are very relaxed and it's easy for them to get hiccups.

Ilse - posted on 09/12/2009

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My little one had them all the time too till she was about 9mths or so! Its was hard when id have to put her to sleep and shed get the hicups but i would give her booby to stop them and it worked everytime:) good luck:)

Celisha - posted on 09/10/2009

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It is common for babies to get hiccups with sudden changes in temperature. Make sure he is well covered and stop the hiccups by giving him a little milk. Good luck.

Kristy - posted on 09/10/2009

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my 11 month old has haqd them since the day he was born water works but getting them to suck on same chocolate works the best. i was very surprised when my doctor suggested it but it really does work. he doesnt get them as much anymore. its like his grown out of them

Cathy - posted on 09/09/2009

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have you ever heard of gripe water? it is a homeopathic remedy sold in drug stores like cvs. my daughter swears by it for her 6 months old daughter. riley is a preemie who has had reflux and other respiratory problems from the get go, hiccups really annoy her and once she gets them she has them off an on all day. one dose of the gripe water seems to clear them up right away. it is all natural and herbal. anyway, hope this helps.

Jennice - posted on 09/09/2009

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I swear by Gripe water...and there are lots of non-alcohol varieties available. It was like a miracle drug for my first baby (and still works now that she's 3 1/2), although, admittedly, it did nothing for my second who turned out to have reflux.

Chantal - posted on 09/08/2009

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Gripe water has a very high salt content and contains alcohol, both very unhealthy for baby. There are other more homeopathic ways of dealing with cramps and winds :)

Linda - posted on 09/08/2009

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Mostly for asian when babies hiccups we put a small wet tissue and stick to the forehead and it will be gone in a few minutes..

Sharon - posted on 09/08/2009

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I'm not too sure if this will help you or not, but it is a suggestion & it sounds a little crazy, but hang in there with me for a moment. A long time ago when I was quite young, I had the hiccups. A family friend told me to get a glass of water & put a paper towel over the cup & drink the water thru the cup. Sure enough as crazy as it sounds, it actually worked. Now that I have my stepson's & my neice I have passed the suggestion onto them & to their suprised, it worked. Maybe if you get a bottle of water & place a paper towel between the cap & the bottle then feed the baby....it just might work. Please let me know how it goes if you decide to try it. Please be aware that the towel will get wet & may start to drip so please make sure you put a bib or towel on your baby to keep him dry. Please keep me posted. Good luck.

Michelle - posted on 09/08/2009

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We used Gripe water and it really helped! It also helps with gas and colic.

Laura - posted on 09/08/2009

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Agree with Vanessa- babies that young aren't capable of processing water the same way our kidneys do. Don't worry about the hiccups- from what I've read, they are not supposed to be as uncomfortable as we adults perceive them to be. I'd just chalk it up to a cute little (usually transient) thing your little one does. It will soon pass and doesn't hurt him/her. Again, strongly encourage you not to give extra water to an infant (hubby is a pediatrician and advised me on this as well).

Brooke - posted on 09/08/2009

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my daughter got hiccups all the time. we would give her a binki with a tiny bit of sugar on it and they went away.

Sarah - posted on 09/08/2009

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My lil guy had them all the time for 5 months when we found he had major acid reflux. He was put on meds and swiched to the playtex drop in bottles andthen we were told not to let him cry give him a bottle as soon as he starts. That all helped tremendsly!!!

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my girls had the hiccups when they were inutero and also after they were born. We always gave them the pacifier to suck on, and that would help get rid of them. I hope you find something that helps! If it is a sign of reflux, generally an infant will outgrow reflux by about 6 months...it is amazing how it just suddenly stops!

Heather - posted on 09/08/2009

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what kind of bottles are you using, my kids would them with the regular bottles because of the air bubbles, i switched to the bottles with the bags that you can sqeeze the air out of and the hiccups stopped

Vanessa - posted on 09/08/2009

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You should never give a baby under 6 months a bottle of water. It lowers their blood pressure and that can lead to major problems. Try gripe water you only give a few drops and the hiccups are gone. That worked with my son. The Md told me that the hiccups are fine. They don't bother the baby so don't worry about it. His diaphragm is spasing. It just needs to work itself out.

Vicky - posted on 09/08/2009

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hi my youngest had hiccups about 6 - 8 times a day and i saw my midwife and health visitor about it and it turned out to be reflux - and when he started to drink more milk age 4-6 weeks ish was when it started to be more sicky then hiccups.



It wasn't a huge problem cause the gp can give advise and as soon as he started on solids and became mobile the problem has gone completley.

Christina - posted on 09/08/2009

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My son (now 14 1/2 months) had hiccups all through the pregnancy and when he was born he grew out of it but also it helped to really make sure after nursing or a bottle to really burp him good. Also I could keep up nursing wise so he did supplement with formula and it actually was better with one formula and not the other so maybe try that (if applicable).. Sometimes if he gets them just give him a little water in a bottle I am talking just a few swallows enough to ease him.. If it continues take it up with your peditrician.

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My second son had the same problem. He hiccuped A LOT in utero, so it didn't seem so unusual that he'd do it after being born. It was cute, and thankfully it didn't upset him.
You can stop the hiccups by giving just a little cooled, boiled water. Well, it's a tip that was given to me and it did work. My son is exclusively breastfed, so not sure if there's something different to do with formula fed.

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hahah - my daughter had a similar problem. It was actually quite cute (although maybe not if its upsetting him). Only thing we found that made any difference was to use different bottle teats for her and regular burpings throughout her feeds (stopped building up gas and slowed her feeds down a bit) although it didnt really get rid of them it helped

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