A mom blogger offers a slightly different spin on burping your baby, but it's seriously shaking things up for parents everywhere.

By Melissa Willets
May 31, 2017

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."

"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?

Melissa Willets is a writer/blogger and soon-to-be mom of 4. Find her on Facebook and Instagram where she chronicles her life momming under the influence. Of yoga.

Comments (1)

December 2, 2018
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