How To Burp Your Baby

When burping your baby, repeated gentle patting on your baby's back should do the trick - there's no need to pound hard on your baby's back. To prevent messy cleanups when your baby spits up or has a "wet burp," you might want to place a towel or bib under your baby's chin or on your shoulder.

There are 3 most common positions you can try, choose which you and baby like best:

  • Hold your baby sitting up, in your lap or across your knee. Support your baby's chest and head with one hand by cradling your baby's chin in the palm of your hand and resting the heel of your hand on your baby's chest (but be careful to grip your baby's chin - not throat). Use the other hand to pat your baby's back gently.
  • Lay your baby on your lap on his or her belly. Support your baby's head and make sure it's higher than his or her chest. Gently pat your baby's back.
  • Sit upright and hold your baby against your chest. Your baby's chin should rest on your shoulder as you support his or her head and back with one hand. With the other hand, gently pat your baby's back. Sitting in a rocking chair and gently rocking with your baby while you do this may also help.

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Tekkaus said...

Haha :D How so cute. But we must burp our baby right? :)

Diane AZ said...

Thank you for this helpful information and cute video. :)

LifeRamblings said...

good advice for all new mothers.

LifeRamblings said...

How are you keeping Ayie? hope everything's going well for you and your little angle. Hugs

Ayie said...


thanks for all your comments!

Ramblings, I am doing great. Baby too! He just turned 3mos this may 1st and getting chubby already!

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