There is no “right” way to burp a baby. Sometimes different methods work, depending on your baby’s body, how they breastfeed, and the time of day. Every child is different. Some babies don’t burp at all, while others burp frequently after feeding. Breastfed babies generally don’t burp as much as breastfed babies. As a parent or guardian, finding ways to influence your behavior and praise your child’s body and behavior is a process of trial and error. All my girls like to burp in different ways. If you want to know how to burp a baby, the tips and tricks below have been passed down from generation to generation and are very helpful for many babies.
Put The Baby in an Upright Position
- When trying to burp for the first time, it is best to hold the baby upright with his or her head resting lightly on the mother’s chest or shoulder. You can sit on a sofa or rocking chair, or you can hold it and stand.
- Lightly rub or pat your back. Gentle pressure from the middle to the back is usually best for expelling gas and burps. Whether you choose honest or fake work, this one works!
- Walking around stroking your baby’s back can sometimes add more energy to relieving gas. Adding a little bounce to your step or gently rocking your body from side to side while patting your back can help you burp better than sitting still.
Over the Arm Burp
- In a safe position, gently hold your baby on one arm and lower their stomach. Then pat or rub his back in circles with your hands while you rock, sit, or walk around the room together.
- Place the fabric around your waist, with your baby’s face on your lap, and gently support your baby’s chin and head at an elevated height, a few inches from your knee. Gently brush or pat your baby until it burns. If nothing comes out or you’re asleep, you won’t need to burp.
Place your baby on a soft blanket on the floor. Keep your leg down and slowly begin to “cycle” your leg. Bring one knee to your chest, then put it back on the blanket and pull the other leg up to your chest. You can also use this time to make funny or funny faces, talk to your child, and show your child that he or she is safe and loved.