When did you stop burping your baby?

@nica269 (1399)
United States
April 19, 2007 2:40am CST
Our baby is 6 months old and we don't burp him anymore. I guess we unconsciencly figured he didn't need the help anymore. Should we continue burping him? When did you stop burping your lo?
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• United States
19 Apr 07
I think I stopped burping him around that time as well. It's when they can sit up unassisted. They don't really need burping much any more after that. Their food is able to better settle in their little tummies when they can just sit up by themselves after meals.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I don't think they need that much help either. We stopped burping him when he stopped fussing after eating
• Netherlands
19 Apr 07
same here! my daughter didn't burp at all after 6 months! and as soon as the bottle is empty she cannot sit still anymore so i can not even try it. and after the evening bottle she falls asleep after finishing it, so no burping either!
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
21 Apr 07
Our lo usually falls aslep after each bottle, so we don't burp him.
@cjthedog64 (1554)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I don't really remember. It was probably around the same time he started really eating food. Like he learned how to regulate himself so that he wasn't swallowing all the air. He's 16 months now and still uses a bottle sometimes, but we only burp him if he's been chugging the bottle. Usually he just gets out a good burp on his own. I remember now - we stopped trying to burp him when he'd look at us and say "burp." Then he'd laugh. LOL!
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
19 Apr 07
LOL your lo was funny. I guess when they can tell you they need to burp, it's a good time as ever to stop.
@Blazing15 (333)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I was still burping my baby when he was 7 months old because he just couldn't get them out by himself. We started slowly trying to see if he would be he would always get sick when he finally burped. We ended up ending them at about 8 months and he does fine now.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I think each baby is different, and it takes them different times to do thing on their own. My friend burped his lo up til he was like 11months old.
@MJJ1011 (107)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I am still burping my 6 month old after feedings. She has reflux and tends to spit up more if I don't burp her right away. I don't know how long I'll have to keep this up. It's a good question though, and I'd love to hear other responses.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
19 Apr 07
We were very fortunate, our lo never really spit up. He spit up, maybe a total of 5 or 6 times in the last 6 1/2 months. He usually spit up because he had eaten too much.
• Philippines
19 Apr 07
I stop burping my baby when she is 6 months old. But still i see to it after she eats or drink her milk, that she will not play or moves vigorously in an half hour. because sometimes she put out what she eats or drink.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
19 Apr 07
We watch him after he's chugged his bottle after being really hungry and see if he needs to be burped. Most of the time he does it by himself.
@sunup13 (420)
• Canada
19 Apr 07
My daughter is 5 1/2 months and I still burp her but not half way through the bottle anymore, just at the end. She seems to be able to burp on her own most of the time. And I totally stopped burping her at night feedings, I just leave her in her crib to drink her bottle so she doesn't get too stimulated and she is able to go back to sleep easily.
@nica269 (1399)
• United States
19 Apr 07
I think one of the things we started doing before we completely stopped burping him was NOT burping him after his last night feeding. That made it easier for us to get more sleep. I guess it was selfish motivation, if you think about it.
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