Home Remedies for Trapped Gas in Toddlers

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Home Remedies for Trapped Gas in Toddlers
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A toddler suffering from gas pain does not always need to take over-the-counter medication to relieve discomfort. There are home remedies for gas trapped in toddlers that provide fast relief. Trying out home remedies one at a time will help parents find the best remedy to use on an uncomfortable toddler.

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Water

Regular water relieves toddler gas pain. The average parent focuses on giving an active toddler juice and milk during the day. When a toddler does not get enough water, she may become constipated and gassy. Giving a toddler water several times each day helps to release trapped gas. If a toddler does not like drinking water, consider giving the toddler a paediatrician-approved flavoured water.

Fresh Fruit

Over-the-counter gas relief medicines contain enzymes that break down undigested food. These gas-relieving enzymes are also found in fresh fruit. Grapefruit and pineapples are two fruits that naturally contain a high amount of enzymes. When a toddler is suffering gas-related pain, feeding her fruit that is enzyme-rich will provide relief.

Peppermint

In small quantities, peppermint provides fast gas relief for toddlers. Chewing one small peppermint leaf will release trapped gas quickly. If the toddler only has a few teeth and chewing is a concern, lukewarm peppermint tea is an alternative. Two or 88.7ml. of tea containing only peppermint also relieves gas. Avoid using any tea that has a mixture of peppermint and black tea. Pure peppermint tea is available in some supermarkets and health food stores.

Massage

Gentle massage relieves gas and helps calm a toddler if the gas is causing her pain. Using counter-clockwise circles, massage the area just above the toddler's lower abdominal area. Massage is the best choice for the parents of toddler's who experience exceptionally painful gas.

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