15 Natural Ways to Eliminate Gas Pains in Toddlers and Children

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13.  Warm Compress

Warm compresses can bring almost immediate relief from the pain of trapped gas in your toddler. The warm temperature will expel the gas and help your baby relax. Soak a towel in some hot water and wring it out. Place the towel on your toddler’s tummy. When it cools down, repeat this process. Do this three or four times or until the gas has been released. Don’t use hot water bottles or heating pads on children as they can be easily burned.

 

14. Exercise

Well, the truth of the matter is, gas is usually easily expelled by doing some light exercise. This will help with digestion as well. Active children have fewer gas related incidences than those who are sedentary. If your toddler hasn’t really mastered walking, you can have them lie on their back and move their legs in a cycling motion between feedings. This creates pressure on the stomach and intestines to help remove gas. Encourage walking, running, games like tag, or even dancing about one hour after eating to encourage foods to move along through the digestive tract.

 

SEE ALSO: How to Naturally Relieve Gas: 5 Trusted Ways

 

15. Eliminate Triggers

Certain foods are known for causing gas and bloating. If your child tends to get lots of gas from these foods, you should cut back or remove them from their diet until they get a bit older. Some of the worst foods are:

  • Peaches
  • Prunes
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Kale
  • Peas
  • Pears
  • Beans
  • Onions

You should also avoid foods that are high in sugar or high in fat. If dairy products cause gas, try removing them from your child’s diet for a few days, and then reintroduce them slowly. Breastfeeding mothers should avoid spicy or hot foods.  Breastfeeding mothers should also burp their child frequently. Never give your toddler sodas and don’t overfeed them.

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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/