Gassy Baby Remedy

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GAS – the most common reason a baby is crying, uncomfortable or cranky! Of course, there are so many over the counter medications a doctor will recommend to relieve gas. However, being the “non-medicine” kind of moms we are, we looked to Mommy Vaid for an Indian remedy that will help get rid of our baby’s gas, and of course, her suggestions work every time. We take a tablespoon of olive oil in a small bowl and add a pinch of hing (also knows as Asafetida). Twirl it around and let it sit for 10 minutes. Hold the bowl angled and apply ONLY the oil that has been soaking in the hing around the baby’s belly button clockwise. If you have a small container, you can also make the mixture in there and cover and save it for use later. It lasts for about a week. Along with this application we do baby bicycles (hold the baby’s ankles and peddle them back and forth as though baby is riding a bicycle).

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Hing (Asafoetida)