Saturday, May 24, 2008

What's A Mom To Do When Your Baby Can't Poop...

break out the olive oil

and massage away.

This little trick was recently shared with me by an old Native American woman.

She said that the reason why infants get constipated is because they cannot move around like toddlers and grown ups. And that is how we all usually get things moving in the right to speak.

So how do you do it? Just remove all your baby's clothes, diaper included. Lay your baby on a soft towel and put a little olive oil on your fingers and start gently massaging the lower abdominal area. More than likely your baby will love this activity and start smiling. Then before you know it, things will start happening and your cranky baby will be happy again!

I tried this recently with Miss Bry. She is just starting to eat baby food and was having a hard time going poo. After a couple days of watching her struggle, I tried this procedure. Within 20 minutes, everything was back in working order. Could not believe how fast it worked too.

Oh the things you learn and are willing to do when your baby is hurting.

P.S. She also said that I could take a little Vicks Vapor Rub

And place it in her belly button

but I wasn't real comfortable with that.


Rachel said...


We use Vick's Vapor Rub on the bottoms of feet to stop coughing. Works like a charm.

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I had heard about the oil thing... the same thing happened with my niece... once she went - all was great... take care