Wind can make your baby feel uncomfortable and even full before he has drunk enough milk. But it’s simple to remedy – follow our simple guide to winding your baby. There are three main positions commonly used for winding. We’ve explained them here, so you can find which one works best for both you and your baby.
Sit your baby upright on your lap, letting him lean forward slightly. Place your hand across your baby’s chest, while also supporting his chin, and gently pat and rub his back until his wind eases.
Put your baby over your shoulder so his bottom is supported by your arm on that side, allowing him to be upright and stretched out. With your other hand, gently pat or rub his back. This upright, stretched position is a good one to try to help relieve tense tummies.
Lay your baby face down on your lap, holding him firmly in place with one hand, while you gently pat or rub his back with your free hand. The gentle pressure from your thighs on his tummy can help move wind, while rhythmic movements from side to side may soothe discomfort.
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