For other moms out there, here are a few tips for dealing with a gassy baby:
1. Gas drops; The more popular one is called Mylicon but I have yet to find them it in the stores. So I've tried Little Tummy's and the Walgreen's version. Next will be the Target version. They all seem to be the same, and are used by either adding them to the baby's formula or directly into their mouth. I add them to all of Bean's bottles and during his episode yesterday he got it straight into his mouth. He burped within 20 mins or so. That was great, but since he gets it in every bottle, I wonder why there is gas in the first place..???
2. Warm wash cloth on the tummy; I've tried this and it does help. The only thing I don't like is that it only helps as long as the towel is warm, which is for maybe a couple of minutes. What you do is warm up a wash cloth in the microwave for 20-30 seconds. Make sure its not too hot though, you don't want to burn the baby!
3. Sugar water; I have not tried this, but it was suggested to me by a friend. I think you just mix a little sugar with an ounce or two of water. Has anyone else tried this?
4. Chamomile tea; Now, when my mom first told me to give him a little tea in his bottles, I was against it. She eventually convinced me and he gets a little tea mixed in with his formula. As a mix in, I wasn't noticing if it worked or not. He occasionally still had gas problems, and it didn't prevent the big episodes. But...given to him by itself, it does bring on some big burps! So right now, I think this is my favorite.
Ok, I can here him moving around more so he will probably be up soon. I will TRY to post again soon! Until then, enjoy this picture of Bean...lol.
|Bean - 1 month old|