Sophie Cachia, A.K.A. The Young Mummy, is no stranger to shaking things up in the parenting world. Consider that she recently shared a social media post about literally peeing her pants in the car. But now the Australia-based blogger is making headlines for sharing a brilliant mom hack.
Cachia recently took to Instagram to write about a baby-burping method many experienced mamas may not even have tried. There’s no rocket science involved here; just a slightly different approach this mom calls “foolproof.”
“This is my fool proof way I’ve burped both of my kids,” Cachia, mom of Bobbie and Flossy, writes in her now-viral post, adding she discovered the method by “pure accident.”
BURPING! So many questions, so many ways, so may 'she won't fucking burp' and 'he hasn't burped – should I take the risk and put him down?'. This is my fool proof way I've burped both of my kids. I completely stumbled across it by pure accident with Bob, but it worked for him as a newborn, so I did the same method with Flossy. Simply [so it's definitely not always SIMPLE, sometimes they arch their back and you need to use some gentle-but-firm mummy/daddy love to hold them in place) sit them on your lap and bring their knees bent in like so, and lift their arms up to about 90 degree angle. I'm not sure if it's because it straightens their back or opens up their body more, but I find my kids have just magically burped this way. They need to be calm though and body relaxed – hence the dummy because Flossy was screaming the roof off seconds before as she'd finished her bottle. BY NO MEANS am I preaching that my way is THE way to burp and telling you YOU MUST DO IT (don't we hate those people!?!) – I'm just offering some assistance & tips to try for new mums who may be struggling in this field – I know I certainly did before accidentally doing this 😘😘GOODNIGHT x x x EDIT: if worse comes to worst and they won't settle, it's because my kids are still hungry. Don't worry about how much you read your baby should be drinking, listen to YOUR BABY. x x x
“Sit them on your lap and bring their knees bent in like so, and lift their arms up to about 90 degree angle,” she goes on to explain as a caption to the video of herself burping baby Flossy. “I’m not sure if it’s because it straightens their back or opens up their body more, but I find my kids have just magically burped this way.”
She cautions, “They need to be calm though and body relaxed.” In fact, another parent may need to step in to help position baby properly.
Many commenters to Cachia’s post gratefully express how this position worked to get their babies to burp. One relieved parent even called this a “game changer.”
As a soon-to-be mom-of-four who has spent countless hours trying to get my baby to burp, I can’t wait to try this way. Something that has worked well for me is to place my babies on my forearm, on their bellies, and just gently tap their backs. Gravity usually helps them burp.
What’s your fav baby-burping position?