How to cure baby hiccups

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Invariably it happens to every parent at some point, your new bundle of joy has hiccups and you can't get rid of them. Baby hiccups may seem cute, but to your little one they can be painful and annoying. It is fairly easy to cure baby hiccups once you know what to do. Fortunately, there are many techniques you can try to ward of this cute, but annoying problem.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Gripe Water
  • Bottle

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    How to Cure Baby Hiccups

  1. 1

    Burp you baby. This is the first line of defence in preventing baby hiccups. Remember, babies can't burp on their own, so after a feeding, a few little pats on the back can go a long way. Sometimes this may even help during a spell of hiccups.

  2. 2

    Give your baby a sip of water or sugar water. Oftentimes, if a baby takes a few sips of something you will find that her hiccups cease. In fact, this is one of the more popular methods used to cure baby hiccups.

  3. 3

    Dispense a natural remedy such as Gripe Water if hiccups are particularly problematic or won't go away through other means. Gripe Water is sold at most drug stores and it is safe, natural and yields no side effects.

  4. 4

    Lay you baby on his tummy and rub his back. Sometimes this action helps break up the air bubbles that are causing the hiccups.

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