How to Avoid & Relieve Infant Gas Pains

Sunday, August 18, 2019

There is nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your little one in pain. It's even more difficult to deal with when it's internal pain that you can't cuddle or kiss away.

That's gas pains in a nutshell. 

Your poor little's tummy get all bubbly after eating then the next thing you know you have a squirming, inconsolable, crying baby. doesn't have to be that way. 

Although our little's have very young digestive systems that easily get overwhelmed, it is possible to avoid that or alleviate their tummy pains once they arise. 

Below you will find all the tips and tricks you need to get your littles gas moving!



This is our personal first line of defense when it comes to Savannah's tummy.

Probiotics can help digestion as well as prevent acid reflux, gas, constipation and colic in infants. 

The way probotics do this for babies is the same way that it does for us big folk. It helps keep the balance of their tummies by making sure there is enough good bacteria in there. 

Bean was having issue and getting blocked up and gassy then  having crazy poops later. But after we started her on probiotics things have regulated out. 

We us the Culturelle ones pictured above and you can purchase them HERE.

Feeding Position

If you're not interested in going the probiotic route another preventative method is changing the position in which you feed your baby. 

Thats right, how you hold your little while feeding could not only be giving them gas but it could also be causing them to spit up. 

The key point in feeing is making sure your babies head is always slightly above the rest of their body. It will ensure that their formula or breast milk will not flow back up the esophagus and alleviate  the two previously mentioned issues.

Don't forget to not lay your little down right after feeding as well, always try to wait about 15 mins or more to avoid reflux and spit up as well.

Change Bottles

Changing the bottles that you use is another great line of defense when it comes to the battle against gas.

Of course there are tons of bottle brands that make the claim that they reduce or eliminate colic, gas and spit up so if you are trying to decide between brands, make sure you do your research. 

However we have had the most success with Tommee Tippee Closer To Nature bottles they have this little air vent that helps prevent bubbles as well as suction. Our back up bottles are the Tommee Tippee anti colic bottles. 

Both of which you can find HERE and HERE

Ive also heard really good things about Dr. Browns bottles as well.

More Frequent Burping

Last but not least, a super easy solve for gas pains. 

We all know that we are supposed to do it, but do we stay on top of it? 

Not always. 

However, burping your little is a MAJOR KEY, it really assists your little in moving the air up and out of their belly. My best advice would be to burp your little twice while feeding and when they are done.


Bicycle Legs/Belly Rubs

Most popular way to get rid of gas once a baby has it?

Toss em in the gym and get em on the stationary bike!!


But the same principle really, doing bicycle legs on your baby can help push out some of their gas that is trapped in their tummy. 

In addition to pettling off into the distance rubbing their little bellies in a clockwise motion or massaging in a downward motion can also help push the gas out. 

Frida Baby Windie

I have to admit, the first time I saw this on my IG timeline I didn't believe it would work. 

Flash forward to a nice little care package from Frida Baby paired with a fussy baby who refused to sleep at almost 1am...
I decided to test out the windy and worked.


Not only did we relieve the gas but we got a little poo to come our way too >_<

But I mean lol the positive here is that if there is trapped gas the windy will come to your rescue you can pick up the windy HERE

Gas Drops

This is my last suggestion, only because I have not personally used them. 

However a lot of mommies in my facebook group rave about them. 

You can give them orally or mixed in with food or formula.

Are their any gas remedies that I forgot? Have you used any of the above an they have worked for you?

Let me know in the comments below!

Until next time,
XO Deanna

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