Guide to winding your baby
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Burping tips and tricks
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.
Last reviewed: 03rd February 2020
Reviewed by Nutricia’s Medical and Scientific Affairs Team
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