Moms are always on the hunt for new baby-hacks and newborn tips, and this latest one by The Young Mummy Sophie Cachia is turning the baby-burping game on it’s head. Sophie, a mom of two from Australia, discovered the new method quite by accident and took to Instagram to share her amazing secret with her followers.
“Simply … sit them on your lap and bring their knees bent in like so, and lift their arms up to about 90 degree angle”, she explains in the caption of the video, which has been viewed more than 105,000 times. She goes on to say that she isn’t quite sure what about this position makes her babies burp, but surmises that it may have to do with their backs being straight and their little bodies being more open.
We all know how important it is to burp your babies after each feeding, especially when they’re under 6 months old. Gas bubbles can get stuck in their little bellies and cause discomfort, digestive issues, and reflux, and make for an extremely unhappy baby! But we also know the struggle of finding a method that works for you and your little one, which is why Sophie’s method seems to have struck such a chord with her followers.
The comments on her Instagram post are almost all positive, with one relieved parent saying it “it works nearly every time”. When you’re a new mom in the throes of those (sometimes) hellish first few weeks and months, the discovery of something as simple as a new burping position can feel like you’ve just found the Holy Grail under the massive laundry pile in your bedroom.
BURPING! So many questions, so many ways, so may 'she won't fucking burp' and 'he hasn't burped – should I take the risk and put him down?'. This is my fool proof way I've burped both of my kids. I completely stumbled across it by pure accident with Bob, but it worked for him as a newborn, so I did the same method with Flossy. Simply [so it's definitely not always SIMPLE, sometimes they arch their back and you need to use some gentle-but-firm mummy/daddy love to hold them in place) sit them on your lap and bring their knees bent in like so, and lift their arms up to about 90 degree angle. I'm not sure if it's because it straightens their back or opens up their body more, but I find my kids have just magically burped this way. They need to be calm though and body relaxed – hence the dummy because Flossy was screaming the roof off seconds before as she'd finished her bottle. BY NO MEANS am I preaching that my way is THE way to burp and telling you YOU MUST DO IT (don't we hate those people!?!) – I'm just offering some assistance & tips to try for new mums who may be struggling in this field – I know I certainly did before accidentally doing this 😘😘GOODNIGHT x x x EDIT: if worse comes to worst and they won't settle, it's because my kids are still hungry. Don't worry about how much you read your baby should be drinking, listen to YOUR BABY. x x x
Newborns don’t come with instruction manuals, but considering the amount of work that goes into just keeping them alive, you’d think someone would have published one by now! Parenting is one huge learning curve, and so much of what works and what doesn’t is passed along from one stressed out mom or dad to the next. When a parent finds success, even with something as simple as burping a baby, it can be a huge helping hand to some other poor mom out there, and we’re always grateful when members of the parenting community share what they know.