How to Stop Babies' Hiccups at Home

Hiccups occur when there is a sudden contraction or spasm of the diaphragm which cause the vocal chords to quickly shut.

Baby hiccups seems to happen spontaneously and randomly most of the time.

However, some evidence suggests that swallowing too much air while feeding, and sudden drops in temperature can cause hiccups.

One tried and true method for getting rid of your baby’s hiccups is with a good burping session.

1. Burp your baby

There are a couple of ways to do this effectively: – Put baby against your body with their chin on your shoulder and gently pat and rub baby’s back. Try cupping your hand as your pat them instead of using a flat palm – Lay your baby on their tummy across your lap with their head slightly higher than the rest of their body. Gently pat and rub their back

When they suck on a pacifier, it can help relax their diaphragm which will cause the hiccups to stop.

2. Give your baby a pacifier

Gripe water is a natural supplement that combines herbs and water to relieve gassiness and digestive upset in babies.

3. Try gripe water

Rubbing your baby’s back can promote relaxation and may help their diaphragm ease more quickly (which will stop the hiccups!).

4. Rub you baby’s back

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