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
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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 helpful1.
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.
Oriana Hernandez Carrion
Oriana has a BSc (Hons) in Nutrition and Food Science (1st class) from University Iberoamericana in Mexico, the country where she completed an internship in a Children’s Public Hospital (HIMFG) and later on worked in a private nutrition clinic.
Last reviewed: 28th July 2021
Reviewed by Oriana Hernandez Carrion
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