Check Out This Mom’s New Baby Hack For Getting A Good Burp Every Time
Gassy babies can be a particularly tough challenge for a new parent. If they don’t burp after eating, they can get stomach aches that make them scream and cry and everyone’s day is ruined for the foreseeable future. But some babies are really hard to burp! You pat, you bounce, you pat so hard you worry that it’s too hard, and the baby just sits there with a weird look on his face and doesn’t make a peep.
Well, if that’s the case, then check out this cool new baby hack for how to burp a baby from Australian blogger Sophie Cachia.
Over at The Young Mummy, Cachia shows the method she’s used for burping both of her babies, and it seems pretty easy. Well, easy compared with back-patting for 20 minutes.
“This is my fool proof way I’ve burped both of my kids,” she said. “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.”
First, she just sits baby Flossy upright in her lap so her back is straight, and bends her knees so her feet are together. Then she raises the baby’s arms up to a 90-degree angle and waits for a minute, and poof! She burps.
Cachia says this works every time for her kids, and the key is that their backs have to be straight.
“Sometimes they arch their back and you need to use some gentle-but-firm mummy/daddy love to hold them in place,” she says.
Also, the baby needs to be relaxed, which is why she gave Flossy a pacifier before burping her in this video. Once all that is in order, she just holds the baby upright until the air bubble floats up from her tummy and pops out in a satisfying burp. What a relief for everybody!
This might not work for every baby, but several of Cachia’s followers say they just tried it out for themselves, and they said it works just great.