Ways to calm a gassy baby

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Babies can be seriously gassy, which is usually more uncomfortable for you than it is for them, but sometimes, babies experience discomfort from trapped gas. Here are a few courses of action for calming your gassy baby.

Fix your feeding angle

If you’re looking to address the root of the problem, you might want to think about your feeding position. Whether you’re bottle or breastfeeding, it’s best to feed your baby at an angle, so that their head is higher than their stomach. This helps to ensure that they don't take in as much air. Extra air swallowed during feeding can turn into little gas bubbles in your baby’s stomach later.

Teensy tummy massage

One way to combat your baby’s uncomfortable gas is through infant massage. While holding your baby or while they are lying on their back, softly stroke their belly in a clockwise direction. Your hand will follow the path of digestion and can actually help get the air moving out of their tummy.

Gear up with gas drops

Gas relief drops quickly and effectively break up gas bubbles to help your baby pass gas and feel nearly instant relief from that full, bloated feeling. Mommy’s Bliss Gas Relief Drops contain simethicone, which helps ease discomfort by decreasing the surface tension of gas bubbles, causing them to combine into larger bubbles in the stomach that can be passed more easily. Gas drops are perfect for newborns because the small dosage is easy to administer, fast acting, and can be given after every feeding when used as directed.


A little bit of exercise can make a big difference for your baby’s gas discomfort. Set your baby down so that they are laying on their back, and gently move their legs in a bicycle motion to help release any air trapped in their stomach.

Your little one will be racing the Tour-de-Farts in no time.

Gripe water

Gripe water is an herbal supplement that eases discomfort in newborns and reduces the fussiness caused by colic. Parents have actually been using it to soothe newborns for hundreds of years. Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water is the #1 selling supplement for infant gas and colic relief, and is made with organic ginger and fennel. Mommy’s Bliss even makes a Night Time version of their gripe water that contains chamomile, lemon balm, and passion flower to help your baby get a restful sleep.

On average, babies pass gas 13-21 times a day, and some of that gas is bound to get a little stuck along the way. Tap below to shop simple and effective products from Mommy’s Bliss, so you’re prepared to calm your gassy baby anytime.

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