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      Guide to winding your baby

      Mother Winding Baby

      Guide to winding your baby

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      It is important to wind your baby after a feed or they may feel restless and uncomfortable. From over the shoulder to lying across your lap, there are several positions for winding your baby that you can try – one of which should work for you both.

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      Winding is an important part of feeding your baby, as they are not always able to burp without help. Trapped air in their stomach can cause discomfort, so knowing a few winding techniques to release it can be very helpful.

      How to wind a baby

      You may need to try a few positions before you find the best way to wind your baby. As a general guide, remember to:

      • Keep your baby’s stomach and spine straight, not curled up
      • Support their head and neck
      • Rub their back gently

      Watch this short video from Aptaclub for a step-by-step guide on how to wind your baby.

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