When babies start eating solid foods it could lead to that dreaded word – CONSTIPATION! No one wants their baby to experience constipation. Most if not all babies suffer from constipation at one time or another. The crying, straining, and you standing there completely helpless is not fun for you or your baby.
Your baby’s intestines are learning to break down bigger proteins, and some foods just don’t work for your baby at certain times of their development. There are some easy steps you can take that will help your baby drastically.
First, choose foods that will encourage regular bowl movements. Here are some foods to avoid and ones to give your baby on a regular basis.
Besides providing your baby with the right diet, you can do other things to help sooth your baby when in discomfort.
Warm Bath – Place your baby in a warm bath. It helps relax your baby which helps get things moving again
Bicycle Legs – Place your baby on their back and lightly hold their legs in a half bent position. Gently begin to move their legs as if they are riding a bike. You can also do this along with the tummy massage. This will also relieve gas too!
Tummy Massage – Gently massage and run your baby’s tummy in a clockwise direction. Place your hands on the baby’s navel and massage in a circular motion. You can also apply a all natural rub to your baby as you do the tummy massage.
BABY TUMMY RUB
1-2 drops of essential oils – Lavender is suitable for even the youngest babies
2 Tablespoons of a organic carrier oil such as —> Coconut oil, Grapeseed or Jojoba oil
Place the mixture in a small glass jelly jar or any sort of small jar that would work best – just be sure it’s glass. Run on your baby’s tummy every 3-4 hours until there is relief
Head to my baby tips and recipes for more “baby” inspiration. Intriqued how essential oils can help you and your family? I’ve got you covered – Essential Oils 101. It’s very important to use caution when using essential oils with a baby. Essential oils are very strong. Be sure to use a light hand when rubbing on their skin and ALWAYS dilute with a carrier oil.
Please note that I am not a doctor, nor to I pretend to be one on my website. While I and many others think essential oils are fabulous, they have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not regulated to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.