When Ava was very little we started to notice she had a blue ring around her mouth . At first I was really worried about this . I automatically thought that she must be cold or something.
After speaking to my health visitor she assured me it was nothing to worry about . That in fact the blue ring around her mouth was due to her having wind . How right she was . We found that if we got her to bring her wind up then the blue ring would go . Don’t get me wrong we did wind her during feeds but she must not of brought it all up .
Ways to bring up a babies wind to prevent them having a blue ring around their mouth
- The first way we would try was to gently rub or tap her back . We would do this is two different positions . The first would be to pop her over our shoulder . Word of advice make sure to have a Muslim over you shoulder !. The second would be to sit her up and support her under her neck . She much preferred the second way and we found it more successful.
- We did also do some massage techniques to help her which,involved rubbing her tummy in circular motions .
- Lastly we would move her legs as if she was riding a bike . This we also found was very successful .
It can be such a worrying time being a parent . The constant battle of are you doing things right . After support from my health visitor about the blue ring around Ava’s mouth . We knew what to do if it did appear . She is now 8 months and I cannot remember the last time it appeared . It just goes to show if your worried about anything if your talk to a health professional. Or even sometimes another parent they can really but your mind at ease.
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