How to Relieve Toddler Gas

An achy, gassy stomach can make your toddler uncomfortable, and may even cause fairly intense pain. Common reasons for toddler gas include moving around a lot while eating, high-fiber or fatty foods, drinking juice or soda, or not drinking enough water. While it's best to avoid as many of the causes of toddler gas as possible, sometimes it's unavoidable. In time the gas will pass, but in the meantime, you can try a few things to provide some relief for your gassy toddler.

Things You'll Need

  • Simethicone drops

Instructions

    • 1

      Have your toddler lay down. Massage his stomach gently, using a circular clockwise motion, to try to move the gas bubbles out.

    • 2

      Run a warm bath for your toddler. Have her relax in the bathtub, or play for awhile. The warm water may relieve the gas pains, or at least provide some temporary relief.

    • 3

      Give your toddler an anti-gas medication such as simethicone drops, if the gas pain doesn't subside through other methods.

Tips & Warnings

  • If the gas is painful for your toddler, consult with your physician to address any possible issues related to food allergies, lactose intolerance, or other conditions.
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