People Are Loving This Trick For Soothing Newborn Babies
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TikTok user and nanny who posts using the handle The Enchanted Nanny has uploaded a video showing an ingenious hack to help calm a newborn baby if they are experiencing digestive discomfort.
In the video, the nanny demonstrates on a real newborn how to ease discomfort by explaining the gentle movements she uses to ensure milk does not 'cement' in the baby's stomach.
She does so by holding the baby's torso and gently moving it in a figure eight pattern. "It's a bit like kneading dough," she says.
Watch the video below:
"What you see an awful lot of is people polishing their babies tummies which does absolutely nothing," she says as she gently caresses the baby's stomach with the palm of her hand as she shows her followers what not to do.
"If tummies don't have movement then the milk gets a chance to sit and move slowly though there. And then it can cement and produce wind in their tummies, and that then becomes painful.
"If you can help to move the milk around, it's going to help."
People took to the comments section to thank The Enchanted Nanny for her tips, with many mums wishing they had discovered the video months and even years before. "You can tell he's enjoying it must be so relieving for them," said one commenter.
The Enchanted Nanny responded: "He's like a new baby now!"
"You should have ur own show!" said another viewer, "Serious! This would be revolutionary for both kids and parents."
Another commenter shared: "This account will be a game change for me! Can't wait to try this on my 3 month old."
While one person typed: "I wish I knew about this 9 months ago. Thanks for uploading this."
Similarly, another mum said: "I wish I knew all this, 5 weeks without a full night sleep."
"God I needed this 9 years ago..." added another.
TikTok always has the best tips - even for babies!