Did anyone else have a baby that grunts all night long? J makes these super loud grunting sounds like she has gas or needs to poop. She does it ALL NIGHT LONG. Some nights I'm able to ignore it and eventually she will go back to sleep but some nights I'm up with her for hours trying to help her. She sounds like she's in pain like she can't work the gas out. I try unswadling her and kicking her legs but nothing seems to work. Any other tips on working out gas in infants?
So Aj did this and would just squirm and squirm in bed until there was relief. He would never fully wake up unless it got too painful but I could usually just push his knees up to his stomach/chest and then hold it for a second or two them move the other one up to do the same and it would usually get it out. Basically kind of bicycling his legs but with a pause once the leg was up to his chest and then giving it a good extra push in.
The girls however I could never find anything to help them.
OH! the other one that worked for Aj (that he still loves) is I would hold him up to above my head ( I call it the superman) and then I would put my hands/palms where his stomach is so all the weight of his body would be press in that area and push out any gas as well. I don't know that I would do that in the middle of the night as it might wake her up more lol
Post by picksthemusic on May 25, 2016 10:39:45 GMT -5
Do you do gripe water? If you're BFing, are you eating any gas-causing foods? Not to put the blame on you, of course. But I also ditto the leg bicycling. You can also do some massage on her belly going in a clockwise motion to help move the gas around. Poor little thing!
I've never tried gripe water. Does it really help? The last few nights I've just been up with her for 1-2 hours working out the gas but other than that she's sleeping from like 10-8 just waking up nurse twice other than the awake period. She seems more comfortable after being awake for a while. What kinds of foods could I be eating that cause gas? I'll try cutting those out
I'd say foods really vary. I was lucky that for me it was easy, both J and Aj had issues with dairy but it didn't fully solve the problem for Aj but made a good difference. For the noticeably more upsetting nights I'd give him gas drops which also helped.