My oldest child had horrid gas and was colicky for her first few months. My husband and I remember hours of pacing, desperate for a solution to her discomfort. We eventually found one! Someone showed us how to press her knees into her chest and help our little girl release extra gas. With our subsequent kiddos we used this “pooping” technique to make them go to the bathroom when it was convenient for us. You know, you are expecting a massive blowout but also want to go to that play date at the park, the one with no bathroom sink where you can hose down your infant or change your clothes…. we would do this leg exercise to help our kiddos poo before we left so we could *usually* have a clean diaper the rest of the morning. It made going out and about so much more convenient! This video is of my third child when she was two months old. Hopefully, it will help bring some sanity into the life of a new mom (especially if your infant is colicky). This nifty trick only works until kids are 4-5 months old. The muscles then change and leg presses aren’t as effective or immediate in making kiddos poo, but can still be used for gassy relief.
Looking for a way to help your kids sleep? Cristy has some ideas of what works for her daughter over at Happily a Law Mama.