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yawning baby

Do you find that your baby is a bit fussier at night? There are several reasons why your baby may be fussier at night, here are some reasons and possible remedies to help you both get some rest.

1. Overtired 

To help avoid having an overtired baby make sure they are getting enough naps in during the day and start your bedtime routine about an hour before you want your baby asleep. If you don’t already have one establish a bedtime routine, it can make a world of difference. Some ways to get baby ready for bed include dimming the lights, night feeding and a warm bath. Our Sweet Slumber lines great for the night time bath and is designed to naturally soothe your child and help them sleep.

2. Colic

Colic is often identified by the rule of 3′s: begins within the first 3 weeks of life, lasts at least 3 hours a day, at least 3 times a week for at least 3 weeks. Our gripe water is a gentle and effective way to treat colic in babies. Massage has also been shown to help ease baby’s discomfort.

3. Gas

If your baby is fussy, squirmy and keeps pulling his or her legs up they may be experiencing gas pains. You can try to ease their gas pain by laying them on their backs and moving their legs and hips in a bicycle motion to try to break the gas bubbles up so they can pass them. A warm bath can help and our gripe water is a safe and natural remedy for baby gas relief.

4. Overstimulated

Try to avoid physical activity and loud animated verbal interactions with your baby in the 2-3 hours before bedtime.

 

 

apple-gripe-water-prod-review Do you find that your baby experiences colic and gas pains at night? Many babies get fussy and experience gas pains at night, leading many parents to wonder if it is safe to give them gripe water at night before bed. Mommy’s Bliss natural gripe water is safe to give babies at night to provide infant gas and colic relief. Our safe and all natural formula is made with organic fennel and ginger and is 100% vegetarian and vegan. Knowing that many baby’s need colic relief and baby gas relief at night we have developed a night time formula for our best selling gripe water. Our new night time gripe water is a natural and safe way to bring baby gas relief and help ease them to sleep. Made with chamomile, lemon balm, passion flower, organic dandelion and organic fennel and is also 100% vegetarian and vegan. Our gripe water and night time gripe water and do not need to be refrigerated so you can keep them in the diaper bag for easy access while on the go.

Packing your hospital bag can be a daunting task, with my first son I overpacked and yet still forgot some key items. When I got pregnant with my second son I wrote a list of what to bring and have since shared this list with several of my friends. Did I miss anything? What were some of your hospital bag essentials?

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upset stomach

A baby with an upset stomach is no fun, here are some tricks you can try to help ease baby’s stomach discomfort. In addition to the tricks listed below try to keep a log of when your baby is experiencing stomach discomfort to see if there are any triggers.

1. Burp Baby

Whether feeding milk, formula or solids try burping baby in the middle of a feeding if you suspect gas may be the culprit.

2. Gripe Water

If burping doesn’t help try our all natural gripe water to help with infant gas relief.

3. Bicycle Legs

Try laying baby on his or her back on a firm surface and moving their legs in a bicycle motion to help with gas pains. You will know this is working if they start to pass gas.

4. Don’t Overfeed

When baby starts solids it can be easy to feed them too much, if you think they are getting a stomach ache from eating too much try cutting back a little to see if that helps.

5. Tummy Massage

Try a tummy massage, gently move hand in a circular motion over your baby’s tummy. In addition to relieving stomach pain this could relax baby and help get them ready for sleep.

If these don’t work or if you are concerned about your baby’s upset stomach consult your physician.