How to Bathe, Change & Feed a Baby : Tips for Burping a Newborn Baby
December 27, 2019
Hi I’m Vanessa on behalf of Expert Village.com
we are going to talk about burping your baby. Andrew thinks he is still hungry but he is
really tired so I am trying to use a pacifier to soothe him but he did just eat so we have
to burp him. So the thing I like to do is sit him up like so and to burp him sitting
him up this way. What I like to do is put the burp cloth up under their chin and then
you hold them with your fingers like so supporting their head very well and holding on to their
chin. It looks like you are choking them but really you are just getting a firm grasp on
their jaw. So you lean them forward your newborn will just curve and lay its face nicely in
the palm of your hand and then you just burp them. You just pat them on their lower back.
If that is not working for you, then just use the traditional over the shoulder burping
method; that also helps to calm them. Pat him on the back for a good 2 or 3 minutes.
Now some babies burp a lot and some babies burp a little. If you are nursing, they are
not going to burp as much as if you are using a bottle. Some babies spit up a lot and some
babies don’t spit up as much. It is okay if your baby spits up a lot. Andrew likes
to spit up a lot but he is gaining weight sufficiently. Just make sure they are going
to their doctor and getting their regular check-ups. If they are gaining weight, then
they are getting enough to eat. Even if it seems like they are spitting up an awful lot,
that’s okay. Some babies don’t burp that much. If they don’t, that’s okay too.
The reason you want to burp them though is because a gas bubble the size of a pin head
can cause severe pain in a newborn. So if you burp them, then that gas gets out of their
system and it doesn’t have to go through. This poor little guy is so tired so we are
going to go. That is a little bit about how to burp your baby.