We all know the struggles of having a gassy baby. It can be rough—for baby and for you! Since babies don’t actually come out of the womb knowing how to pass their own gas without a little assistance, there are so many different techniques and tips out there to help your baby feel more comfortable when they’re a little…flatulent.
“Bicycle legs” is one common technique that can help get things moving for baby gas relief, and no one does it better than this mom on TikTok.
Her video has more than 10 million likes, and it’s not hard to see why—it’s mesmerizing, informative, and, of course, downright hilarious!
Her little baby has a wicked case of the toots and even mom cracks up by the end.
Someone give this mom, @kaseybuscemi TikTok, a gold medal, because she just placed first in the Farting Your Baby Olympics. No joke. When I first learned about the “bicycle legs” technique (after my baby spit the gripe water right back at me and, I kid you not, laughed in my face while making direct eye contact), I felt awkward and had no idea what kind of rhythm was required to effectively fart my own baby.
This mom? TOTAL PRO.
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The comments on this video are as funny and entertaining as you’d expect them to be, too:
Never in my 30 years of living have I ever seen someone fart a baby. This is so cool.
TWIST IT! PULL IT! BOP IT!
*baby all grown up* “So what’s a fun fact of yours?” “Oh 6 million people saw me fart.”
How was he not floating around like a balloon??
Farting a baby is just as important as burping a baby!
As far as the importance of farting a baby goes, yes, in case you’re wondering, it is important. Some gassiness in babies is totally normal—just like with adults. Regular farting and burping are a sign of good gastrointestinal health, according to Healthline. In addition to bicycle legs, changing the baby’s position, gently massaging the baby or bouncing the baby a little bit can also help alleviate trapped gas.
It can also help to keep your baby upright and apply some gentle pressure to their tummy—which is effectively what baby carriers do. (Better yet? You get to keep your hands free.)
Another common cause of gassiness: Your baby could also be intaking a tad too much air from your nipple or the nipples of a bottle if they’re extra gassy. If you’re concerned about your own baby’s gassiness, contact your pediatrician or healthcare provider for more information.
If you’re looking to master the bicycle legs technique, though, look no further than this video right here!