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6 Home Remedies For Gas Troubles In Babies

Swati Nitin Gupta
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Created by Swati Nitin Gupta
Updated on Mar 22, 2018

6 Home Remedies For Gas Troubles In Babies

I remember the time when my nephew was 8 months old, he used to be uneasy during the day, sometimes in the evening and then for that matter even in the night with his incessant crying. When I look at him today, He’s a happy child, so why did he cry so much as a baby at those odd times? Was this colic? I saw my sister-in-law struggling at every step as her child grew. My nephew took the gas troubles to a completely different level. So there we were, looking for all sorts of remedies to ease my baby nephew’s discomfort. We did get lucky with a few good ones. I am sharing the 5 effective and easy remedies from all my findings and my nephew’s satisfaction to help you tackle with gas troubles for your baby.

1. Burp Burp: Hold the baby against your shoulder and gently rub her back in soothing motions starting from top of the back to the bottom.Once the baby has burped she will feel comfortable. Burping should be done post every feed. While feeding your baby, burp your baby when shifting her from one breast to another. Your doctor will also tell you to burp the baby after every feed.

2. Heeng (Asafoetida): We found this home remedy to be effective. You can mix a pinch of asafoetida (heeng, hing) in two tablespoons of warm water and apply on your baby’s navel in an anti-clockwise motion. Please make sure that the water temperature is lukewarm, and not hot for the baby. Asafoetida is renowned for its gas relieving properties and once applied to the baby’s navel, it releases the trapped gas.

Heeng

3. Tummy time: Tummy time is effective to release the trapped gas. Once the baby lies flat on her stomach, it puts pressure on the stubborn gas bubbles thus forcing them to break down and pass through flatulence. On another note, tummy time is also effective in developing your baby’s motor muscles. More on building your baby’s motor skills in an upcoming blog.

 

4. Let’s go cycling: Yes, you got it right. You can help your baby cycle while she lies comfortably on her back. You could also do this when you massage your baby. It is an easy and effective way to relieve the baby of trapped gas. The tucking of knees into stomach puts a pressure on the stomach lining thus forcing the trapped gas to break down and pass through and relieves the baby. You already know this – Be gentle.

Cycling

5. Tummy massage: When you give that oil massage to your baby, you could also massage her stomach in an anti-clockwise motion. Apply gentle pressure with the back of your fingers. I remember how I just loved finger writing the alphabets I, L and U on my baby’s tummy. This technique puts a pressure on the trapped gas resulting in its breakdown& relieving the baby.

6. Ajwain water: Adding the 6th point, as suggested by Harpreet (see in the comments section below) -- one of the proparents, we can boil a pinch of ajwain and a little pinch of salt in 10 spoons of water. Boil it to the point where only 5-6 spoons of water is left. Let it cool down till it becomes lukewarm. You may give this water to your baby to relieve her of colic.

I found these 6 remedies to be handy while I helped my nephew be relieved from his gas troubles. I learnt some of these from my sister-in-law while she raised her baby to a toddler. However, in case you observe that none of these remedies are helpful, then it’s time to consult your paediatrician. Have you got some more handy hacks you found effective while dealing with your baby’s gas troubles? Please do share them here in the comments section and let’s add to this list. 

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| May 31, 2018

My baby is 2 months old. Can i apply these remedies to him?

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| Apr 23, 2018

Thnkew for dis information guys

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| Mar 28, 2018

Is all these techniques applied for 2nd month baby?

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| Mar 24, 2018

Gripe water n bonnisan contains alcohol should not be given as per doctor's advise

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| Mar 24, 2018

Bt am using gripe water.. Is it safe

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| Mar 24, 2018

dis is really helpful.... amazing tips

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| Mar 24, 2018

thank you for this useful information

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| Mar 23, 2018

nbb

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| Mar 23, 2018

nice information

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| Mar 23, 2018

thank u for ur information

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| Mar 22, 2018

thanks

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| Mar 22, 2018

Thanks

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| Mar 22, 2018

Thanks

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| Feb 06, 2018

thanks

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| Feb 03, 2018

thank u

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| Feb 03, 2018

thank u

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| Jan 22, 2018

Bonnisan Drops is a proprietary Ayurvedic medicine manufactured by Himalaya Herbal Healthcare. It improves appetite, digestion and bone strength in babies.  

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| Jan 22, 2018

thanks

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| Dec 27, 2017

Thanks for important info

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| Nov 06, 2017

Thanks for the very useful blog.

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| Oct 27, 2017

helpful.. thanks

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| Oct 27, 2017

helpful.. thanks

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| Oct 26, 2017

helpful. Thanks

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| Sep 26, 2017

this is very helpful for me.

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| Sep 26, 2017

this is very helpful for me.

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| Sep 15, 2017

Thanks

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| Sep 15, 2017

Thanks

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| Sep 15, 2017

wonderful

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| Sep 15, 2017

wonderful

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| Jul 18, 2017

Are these remedies help for 1 year old child?

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| Jul 10, 2017

my baby is 7 week old can i giver her ajwain water?

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| Jul 03, 2017

very nice

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| Jul 03, 2017

can applying heeng is safe for 2 month baby?

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| Jul 03, 2017

Yes, ajwain does help but in South mostly sugar or jaggery is added. The procedure follows, take pinch of ajwain in a pan, roast it, till it splutters (don't allow to burn) den add water in it and v can add sugar or jaggery for a sweetness taste.

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| Jul 02, 2017

hi my son is 5 yrs old. bt he always suffering from sneezing n cough. when i consulted dr he told me dat he has allergy. do i care about his fud??pls tell me about any home remedies

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| Jul 02, 2017

shall I do these for my 3 months old baby

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| Jul 01, 2017

@Reizevinuo Yes applying heeng daily is safe

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| May 13, 2017

Can we apply hing daily is it safe ok ?

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| Apr 18, 2017

hi. my baby girl is one month old. i always try to make her burp after feeding but it does not always happen and she swallows a lot of wind/air. my husband and i have tried massaging and rubbing and patting but it is not helping. how can i try and stop her from swallowing wind?

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| Apr 04, 2017

And we can apply vasambhu in baby's stomach for gastric problem r heat ..

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| Apr 02, 2017

Thank you very much.... very important tricks got to know

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| Apr 02, 2017

can we give ajwain water to 1. 5 month old baby

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| Apr 02, 2017

we can try heat therapy also ... roast some ajwain seeds on tava nd than use a cloth to give heat on babies stomach nd back ,one can also use Luke warm water for doing heat on babies stomach nd back... definitely baby will feel better as my 1. 5 month old baby loves lukewarm water therapy whenever he is disturbed with gas trouble... this technique also helps in bowel movement in babies feeling uneasy because of potty problem....

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| Apr 02, 2017

Thank u . very good ideas

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| Apr 01, 2017

thank you so much my girl now having this gas trouble .she even could nte sleep at night .your article is really helping and informative

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| Apr 01, 2017

very correct information..

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| Apr 01, 2017

nice information

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| Apr 01, 2017

my ped sugst me colicaid drops its really cured my babies colic... u can try this by gvng 1ml in evng

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| Mar 31, 2017

useful tips.

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| Mar 31, 2017

my baby boy is getting up at night everyday what should I do pls help me

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| Mar 31, 2017

can salt be given to infants?

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| Mar 31, 2017

My 45days old baby girl not passing motions since 1 day:( pls let me know is this normal.. ? she is passing lot of gas:( waiting for a suggestion!!!!

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| Mar 31, 2017

Thanks. Good handy remedies for gas trouble.

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| Jan 30, 2017

thanks for tip my baby always suffering gas

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| Dec 29, 2016

My baby is one and half month old. He has also the problem of gas and when he is doing peep smell so badly .So what can i do

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| Dec 28, 2016

Thank you for the information

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| Dec 23, 2016

thanks a ton as my baby has gas issues. I will definitely try these.

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| Dec 22, 2016

Its really helpful. thanks !

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| Dec 22, 2016

Very very informative.... Allah bless u m it child for sharing this article with us

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| Dec 14, 2016

giving ajwain and suva water to baby with this if baby is doing BF then mother can have ajwain seeds at night before sleep with water. or sock ajwain in water at night in the morning boil that water and drink it. whatever you eat baby will not face gas trouble.

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| Dec 05, 2016

very useful

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| Nov 14, 2016

very useful tips

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| Nov 11, 2016

very useful, thank u

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| Nov 11, 2016

I apply hing solution on my 1 month old baby.. its very effective.

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| Nov 11, 2016

And, Dill water (Suva ka pani) is also good. It is available at the medical store. I am giving this to my baby twice a day everyday up-to 2 ml each time since she became of 1 month and she is doing fantastic, releaved from gastric problem

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| Oct 25, 2016

can i do hing remedy for my 2 mnth old baby

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| Oct 21, 2016

use of heeng is the best methods which is working with my second child too

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| Oct 21, 2016

Thanks for information

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| Oct 20, 2016

great one.. thanks alot..

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| Oct 03, 2016

Hey can u add demonstrative picture for tummy massage

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| Oct 01, 2016

my baby is 1. 5 month old,is dis remedies good for him

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| Sep 24, 2016

hing is the best solution for a gas passing....

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| Sep 22, 2016

Nice addition anuradhika.

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| Sep 21, 2016

hi, a small modification of harpeet receipe can be done. a few ajwain seeds can be fried without any oil till you hear spluttering sound, then add water and a small piece of candy sugar (lekin naveli) like the size of kidney beans and boil it. filter the solution using a strainer. let it cool down a bit and give it to kid at luke warm temperature. kids who prefer sweet,will find it tasty and gulp it. this will relieve them from stomach pain,gastric issues...

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| Sep 21, 2016

My kid is 1. 5 mnth and she is not going potty frm last 5 days I consulted doctors thy r saying its normal i am giving colic aid two times N she getting to cranky

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| Sep 21, 2016

Burping is the most effective method to get rid of gas troubles. But with my baby massage has also been effective.

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| Sep 20, 2016

This is a good topic Swati. I have been away for a while and so many new blogs have come up on the site.

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| Sep 20, 2016

for no more gas trouble for babies , mom should eat a small piece of heeng after every meal, it really works. take some water & ajwai & crush it well then add 2 to 4 drops of it in Brest milk & give to baby .

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| Sep 20, 2016

thanks

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| Sep 19, 2016

Hello.. Heating a lil castor oil on a betel leaf.. Letting it to become warm and tying the leaf with oil around the babys tummy at night helps releasing gas as well as eases digestion nd increases baby's appetite.

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| Sep 19, 2016

Thanks for this article:)

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| Sep 18, 2016

if Massage is done on back first, then on tummy; gas releases faster.

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| Sep 18, 2016

asafoetida method works with my baby too.

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| Sep 17, 2016

Thanq for sharing such a wonderful information.

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| Sep 17, 2016

Hello Aysha. For toddlers ajwain water is more suitable.

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| Sep 17, 2016

Thanku swati. hope so it will help.

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| Sep 17, 2016

@Harpreet Hi Harpreet we have added your point in the blog with due credit to you as well :)

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| Sep 17, 2016

Interesting read. My child was getting all of the above except the Tummy time. Thank you for sharing this, I shall add this too. Keep up the good work!

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| Sep 17, 2016

Thanks Nitin and thanks swati for considering the 6th point

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| Sep 17, 2016

@Aysha, hi Aysha, heeng remedy works quite well on toddlers, children and even adults. As for home remedies for gas troubles in toddlers -- you just gave me a topic to write on. Now next you watch out for relieving gas troubles in toddlers. And if you know any remedy then please do share with me in the comments section.

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| Sep 17, 2016

Thank you everyone! @Harpreet thank you for sharing the 6th point here. @Nitin Thank you Nitin, and I do agree with you on Harpreet's point becoming the 6th one in the list. Thank you all for reading and commenting. I am glad that you all liked the blog and could relate to it as well.

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| Sep 17, 2016

Thank you

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| Sep 16, 2016

thnkS

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| Sep 16, 2016

@swati - thanks for sharing these. very useful and handy. @harpreet - amazing, thanks for the 6th to the list. its going to be very useful for moms and babies.

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| Sep 16, 2016

what about gas trouble in toddler?

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| Sep 16, 2016

nice one. I came to know about these few days back. my babies used to cry a lot in early days. i could not understand. now I know the reason. very much useful for new mothers.

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| Sep 16, 2016

very usefull thanks

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| Sep 16, 2016

Hello swati. written very well. I want to add on to it. If these things are not working we can give our babies colic aid drops also which I think we have to kept with us always. also we can boil a pinch of ajwain and a little pinch of salt in 10 spoons of water and concentrate it till 5-6 spoons of liquid left behind. and cool down it to lukewarm and give it to baby to relieve him from colic aid. My son likes this mixture so much that he sipped it very happily wenever needed. But the best way is to take care of your and your baby's diet so that we can prevent him from colic and add the things to your and his diet slowly which can cause colic. It will then be easy for baby to adapt for such changes in food.

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| Sep 16, 2016

very useful information .thank u

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| Sep 16, 2016

Very good article

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| Sep 16, 2016

very good remedies.

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| Sep 16, 2016

thanks for good blog

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| Sep 16, 2016

Thank u this blog is very informative...

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| Sep 16, 2016

very useful blog nice one

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| Sep 16, 2016

Good blog, effective creatives. Thanks Parentune for the awesome blog.

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| Sep 16, 2016

Keep up the good work :)

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