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Excuse you! About your gassy baby.

People are always saying “It must be gas!” when junior is fussy — and it very well might be.
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Gas is seemingly everywhere when you have a baby. Baby gas tends to vanish by the age of four months but some babies will end up being gassy longer than that.

If you think your little one is gassy, then here are the tricks to try. After this, a fussy baby might just be fussy (babies like to be fussy "just because" sometimes), because he is not feeling well, or is in need of something else.

  • Make sure your babe is latched on well when breastfeeding. First and foremost, this is to your benefit (avoid sore nipples) but secondly it can cut down on slurping air and thus gas. The same goes for bottle feeding; tilt the bottle so that milk completely fills the nipple and give it a tiny shake to work up the air bubbles. Less air in the bottle is less air in your baby.
  • Rub your baby's tummy and rotate her legs bicycle-style to work that air out. Plus, babies love the bicycle leg game.
  • After breastfeeding, hold your baby upright for a little while afterwards. If bottle feeding, try feeding her as upright as possible.
  • Burp often. And don't forget the burping cloths.
  • Never wait until your baby is starving to feed her. A super hungry (or upset) baby will cry and eat at the same time or frantically eat; all the while gulping down air along with her meal.

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 40reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by My grand daughter 2months now is very gassy. we have started burping her often and that is helping but I sure do wish we could find something to help with her gas? September 18, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by This is the hard part! My little guy hardly ever burps and he gets gas so easily it seems! We do all of the other things the article suggests however! September 17, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by My son is 17 days old. He is always gassy and this makes him very fussy. I will definitely try these ideas and see if they work!This article was full of great ideas! Thank you August 21, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by My son is about two months old. It seems like I could never get him to burp, when I know he is fussy because of gas. When it becomes 2 am in the morning, it's the worse. Nothing I did seem to work. I've tired sitting him up right, football hold, me standing or sitting, walking around, pats on the back, and letting him lay there to just kick around, hoping he can burp. Then, I started giving him baths at night and a little gas medicine. It seems to work for us. The more he is fussy the harder it is to get the gas out. Now I can get at least two hours of sleep before he wakes up to his needs. July 5, 2014
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