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How much cooled boiled water for wind?

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#1 **Jilly**

Posted 16 May 2006 - 02:59 PM

Hi there - hoping you can help me.  My 7 week old baby seems to have really bad wind.  I know its not uncommon but its doing my head in with all the grunting and groaning.  I've tried Infacol and Infants friend but it seems to be too far down to burp up - she gets a few good burps up at first butstill struggles with more wind and 25 minutes of trying to get a burp up is tooo much for me!  Anyhow I was thinking of trying the boiled water.  How much and how cool/warm should it be?  Any tips will be greatly appreciated!
TIA Binka
PS - Just wondering - when do they generally stop needing to be winded?

Edited by binka, 16 May 2006 - 03:07 PM.

#2 Anna78

Posted 16 May 2006 - 03:17 PM


My Child Health Nurse recommended I try 10-20mls of cooled boiled water for wind. Just put on a tea spoon if you don't want to introduce a bottle. Also, something else she recommended was fold up a cloth nappy or bunny rug so it is wide enough to fold round bubs tummy and get out the iron and run it over a few times before wrapping it around bubs tummy (no on the skin, over singlet/jumpsuit) to offer some relief. Acts like a hot water bottle would for us for period pain.

Hope this helps.


#3 cooties

Posted 16 May 2006 - 05:58 PM

I was also told that a hot water bottle or heat pack wrapped in a towel and placed on their tummy works too. The nurse said to put the baby in a prone position - so I guess don't fill the bottle up too much.

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