15 Natural Ways to Eliminate Gas Pains in Toddlers and Children

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7. Massage

For fussy toddlers who are reluctant to try new foods, you can try to massage out the gas. Warm a bit of olive oil and then gently massage your toddlers tummy in a clockwise direction for a couple minutes, then turn your toddler over and massage his back for another couple of minutes. Be aware that the gas might really explode here, so keep your face turned away or lie next to your toddler. You might want to light some incense too!

 

8. Asafetida Powder

This powder is an excellent antispasmodic as well as anti-flatulent product that also improves digestion. Simply dissolve a pinch of asafetida powder in a tablespoon of warm water and rub it around your child’s belly button in a clockwise motion. Reapply as often as needed.

Alternately, you can put a couple pinches of asafetida powder on a ripe banana and mash it up thoroughly. Let your child eat as much as he wants of this mixture for a day or two or until the problem is gone. If you are breastfeeding, you can also add ½ a teaspoon of this powder to a glass of warm water and drink it once or twice a day.

 

9. Warm Lemon Water

The acidity in lemon juice stimulates hydrochloric acid, which is what breaks down food. When food is broken down better, there is much less gas and bloating, Warm some water and squeeze the juice of an organic lemon into the water. If your child refuses to drink it, add a bit of honey. Try giving it to them in the morning, on an empty stomach, or after eating a meal. Read more about lemon water benefits.

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One Comment

  1. Thanu Ji

    Jan 8, 2018 at 3:00 am

    Yogurt is an everyday accessible nutritious food at every home. But, can it be given during the cold winter months considering yogurt is considered a ‘cold’ food in itself.
    https://www.parentcircle.com/article/is-it-safe-to-give-yogurt-to-toddlers-during-winters/