winding new baby at night, essential, who does it?

(12 Posts)
Peacenquiet2 Tue 22-Apr-14 00:22:49

My lo will be 6 wks tomorrow and at the moment is a very contented, settled baby. He sleepig through apart from waking for one bottle, and doesnt really seem to suffer from wind pain. Sometimes after his late or middle of the night feed he can be impossible to get wind from and i have ended up putting him back in hos basket having achived nothing despite almost an hour of trying numerous winding techniques.
Im wondering if im the only one who tries so hard to get wind up and if its essential for a baby who doesnt seem to have wind pain?
My first 2 dc had to be winded or i knew about it due to the crying that ensued if not but this dc is diferent. Im also worried about him possibly choking on some spit up if not winded. What do others do when their dc's wont wind? (tried infacol by the way with no effect).

Peacenquiet2 Tue 22-Apr-14 00:26:18

Excuse the typos, on my mobile.

BrianTheMole Tue 22-Apr-14 00:38:46

Not really. If its not a problem then I wouldn't worry. With dc1 I had to get the wind up as she really struggled. Dc2 didn't have a problem, I couldn't get the wind up, so I just put him back to bed. He was fine. Each child is different. I did co sleep though, so I was more aware if there was a problem through the night. Which there wasn't for him.

Clobbered Tue 22-Apr-14 01:26:08

I co-slept with 2 of mine and breast-fed them on and off through the night, mostly half asleep at the time. Didn't need winding and came to no harm. If your baby is comfortable, then there's no problem.

TheDoctrineOfSnatch Tue 22-Apr-14 01:38:20

Ds1 never had wind. Don't worry.

NutellaLawson Tue 22-Apr-14 02:49:35

once a night at 6 weeks? Oh my, you lucky thing! smile I'm at 2 hourly feeds still.

But to answer your question, nor all babies need winding. dc1 burped maybe ten times his whole babyhood (if that). if there is no sign of discomfort you can assume no tummy bubbles have formed.

I guess some babies Jay don't swallow air as they suckle. Wish dc2 could manage it. he takes ages to settle after a feed.

unintentionalthreadkiller Tue 22-Apr-14 13:05:23

In most countries they think we are mad for winding babies, they just don't do it.

deepinthewoods Tue 22-Apr-14 13:13:38

I never winded my babies, thye never needed it. breastfed- don't know if that makes a difference. They would just fall asleep peacefulyl at the end of a feed, I wouldn't want to disturb them by winding.

Wickeddevil Tue 22-Apr-14 13:14:08

I think the law of babies is that if it doesn't come out of one end it will come out of the other.

A good fart will probably sort him out!

I once worked with an Irish Nurse who swore that you could burp a baby by rubbing the fontanels. This didn't work with mine - but what was helpful was to stroke their backs very gently. If you bang their backs in the traditional way, they can become tense, and it is actually harder to bring up any wind.

laura0007 Wed 23-Apr-14 07:14:22

10 week old DS never has wind at night. I gave up winding him after a night feed at about 4 weeks and he is fine. I think he just drinks slower as he's half asleep so doesn't get wind

laura0007 Wed 23-Apr-14 07:15:10

But he does fart a lot in his sleep!

My DS is 2 weeks old & I sometimes feel trying to wind him makes things worse. If I bf him in the usual horizontal manner then transfer him to his Moses basket he doesn't seem to get wind. If however I put him upright to wind him he seems to get more upset & difficult to settle. Maybe it wakes him up too much? Or makes the milk slosh around too much?!

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