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Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@mrsstringy
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Meredith Reyes, who posts on TikTok using the handle @mrsstringy, said: "Goodbye back pats. This works every time & makes her burp like a full-grown man."
The video has proven to be incredibly popular after Meredith uploaded it to her page a mere two days ago.
It has accumulated more than 570,000 likes and has been shared 27,400 times.
There were lots of parents in the comments who shared their experiences after trying the method themselves.
One commenter said: “Omg!!! I just tried it with my newborn who is impossible to burp and it worked! This is going to make nightly feedings so much easier!”
A midwife commented: “I’m a midwife and this is what it teach people. It works. Back pats do nothing lol."
They added: “This technique works best for me. I’m pretty sure they’ve done some studies that suggest back pats don’t really help, but do what works for you”.
A mum wrote: “The magic burp. My son had acid reflux and this is the only burp that ever helped!”
Another parent responded to this comment, writing: “Yep! This is now I’ve burped all my reflux babies.”
One parent joked: “Man, where was this 20 years ago with my acid reflux baby? I’m still trying to catch up on sleep!”
Parents were keen to try the method on their own babies and one shared: “I just did this outta curiosity and omg within seconds!!”
When one mum commented she would try the method as soon as possible, she returned to the comments to reveal the results. “just did it and it worked almost immediately!!! She's so difficult to burp that now I'm excited. Thanks for this”.
So many babies will be less gassy after this!
According to the NHS, when burping your baby, you should support the baby’s head and neck and make sure their tummy and back is straight and not curled up. You should then rub or pat their backs gently.
You can also burp your baby by positioning them over your shoulder or by sitting them on your lap or even lying across your lap.
To find out more about burping your baby, visit the NHS website here.