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Come and give me your remedies for wind / posseting etc in little babies

(13 Posts)
FrannyandZooey Sat 09-Aug-08 19:58:25

Ds2 has awful trouble with wind in the evenings, as did ds1. He also possets which is a new one on me - don't know what that's about at all?

Anything you found that relieved the discomfort for them? He is a happy little soul the rest of the time but suffers most evenings and I would love to help him

He's 3 weeks old, big baby, putting on weight well, bf

FrannyandZooey Sat 09-Aug-08 20:03:33

please chaps
I know it isn't a glamorous or funny thread but I really would appreciate your expertise

scorpio1 Sat 09-Aug-08 20:05:06

winding - can you sit him up holding under chin and pat/rub his back? over your shoulder?

Think possetting is normal

bookswapper Sat 09-Aug-08 20:05:44

mine too...nothing helped except holding him in a face down position over my arm and pacing the room

he eventually grew out of it (now 18 weeks)

nickytwotimes Sat 09-Aug-08 20:06:12

On his tummy on your lap?
Dummy? [controversial, but helped ds]
Various remedies from chemists, eg;infacol, colief, gripe water, Ashton and Parsons.

scorpio1 Sat 09-Aug-08 20:06:13

face down on lap, rub clockwise

FrannyandZooey Sat 09-Aug-08 20:10:28

sitting up holding chin definitely helps with winding after a feed
but he still gets the pain / grizzling etc in the evenings even if I do this - am I not doing it enough after each feed?

face down we have tried but hasn't worked yet
doesn't produce burps or seem to comfort

friend who does baby massage did it however and he loved it hmm

FrannyandZooey Sat 09-Aug-08 20:11:30

do any of those chemist things work?

not sure about dummy [controversial]

BigBadMousey Sat 09-Aug-08 20:37:08

yes, they can help - for infacol you need to give it for every feed (max dose) for at least 3 days before you start to see the effect so don't give up on it too soon. It is helping DS a bit thankfully but not entirely (any relief is welcome though)

If all else fails a warm bath has always helped soothe my DD2 and DS (who were/are both colicky) - I used to get in with them for max effect. When they relaxed and stretched out it helped the wind come up naturally (v hard to wind a stressed baby IME). DS loves a nappy change so I sometimes do a long-drawn out change even when he doesn't need it because it relaxes him.

My DC1 didn't posset either - it wasn't until I had DD2 that I realised how rare it was for a baby not to.

mylovelymonster Sat 09-Aug-08 20:41:04

Posseting is a short-lived phase IME, few weeks or so. I found patting DD's back and getting wind up BEFORE feeding, and perhaps if there is a pause in feeding, before seconds, helped a lot. Babys are swallowing air all the time, apparently.

FrannyandZooey Sat 09-Aug-08 21:44:32

oh a bath is fab idea
he loves the bath and I have been desperate to have one myself but usually feel too selfish leaving dp to cope with the grizzling in the evening
mind you I like a nice HOT bath
ah well one day I will be able to have a bath in peace again

BigBadMousey Sat 09-Aug-08 23:11:12

Yes me too - it's not a proper bath until I look like a cooked lobster grin.

I can't say I find it as relaxing as taking one on my own but there comes a point in the evening when I'll gladly sit there quietly shivering away just to get my happy smiley boy back again - it works a treat smile

solo Sun 10-Aug-08 12:04:43

My Dd possetted until she was weaned at 6 mos.
My brother gave me a winding tip years ago for my Ds and I still use it on Dd(19 mos). Put them over your shoulder with your arm supporting their bottom and with your other free hand, press gently into the small of their back(use the flat of your hand). They should belch, may even guffgrin. Anyway, I find it very effective.

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