Video:Tips for Burping Multipleswith Natalie Diaz
Burping your multiples can seem like an overwhelming challenge. But it's nothing to stress out about. See our tips for burping your multiples and staying stress free.See Transcript
Transcript:Tips for Burping MultiplesHi. My name is Natalie Diaz, I’m the founder of Twinversity.com and the Director of the Manhattan Twins Club, and, today, I’m here with Isabella and Paula and their mommy Maria, and we’re going to talk about burping your multiples.
Burping TechniquesThere’s several ways to burp your multiples. One way is you could burp them consecutively, usually one on your lap and one on your shoulder. Or one on your lap and one on a pillow. So there’s many different variations of burping them at the same time. Although some moms can’t get the hang of it and truth be told it’s not the most important thing you need to do as the mom of multiples. So, if you can’t get a grasp on burping them at the same time, give yourself a break. Burp one. Put them down. Burp her. Put her down. Everybody’s happy.
Difficulty BurpingNow, when you’re burping your child if you see that they’re having difficulty burping and you see that they’re in distress or maybe that when they do burp that their spit up actually smells a little acidic, you could be feeding them and they could be arching their back, you could be feeding them and it just continuously comes out.
Pay Attention to RefluxNow reflux is something that you really have to watch with any children. In particular with multiples because multiples are occasionally born premature and one of the last things to develop on a child is their little flap on their stomach. So, having the milk come up is even a bigger problem. You do want to call the doctor and you do want to bring this to their attention immediately.
Don't StressWhen you’re burping your kids you’re going to figure out what’s best for your kids. Sometimes rubbing their back in a circular motion will work. Sometimes it’s an actual pat. Sometimes it’s pushing from the bottom of their back by their butt up to their neck. So, pushing in this fashion to actually get the gas up to get the burp out would work. If nothing is happening they just might not have to burp. So don’t stress too much over it. But if you see if you put them back down and you see that their still distress there still might be a burp in there. So you might want to work a little bit harder into getting it out. But, ultimately, if they’re not burping they’re not burping.
Keep a ScheduleSo, when burping your multiples the most important things you want to do is stay on schedule. Try to burp them at the same time. And protect yourself and your clothing for the geyser that could potentially come. So, just burp them. Take it easy. A stressed mom is a stressed baby and stressed twinnies. Just go with the flow. Burp them when you can. But take it easy and ultimately remember they’re going to love you anyway. Even if they burp or not.
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