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Why is my baby blue around the mouth ? 

When Ava was very little we started to notice she had a blue ring around her mouth, I started to worry I mean why is my baby blue around the mouth surely it’s not normal . Maybe she was cold ?

blue ring around babies mouth
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 Muslin 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 .

blue ring around babies mouth
It can be such a worrying time being a parent. You just have to remember your doing your best . Also that there are people around you to help . Speak to your family or friends or even your GP.

10 Comments

  • Ami mymummyspam

    How strange about the blue ring?? My son used to get silent reflux and battled constantly with his wind. I remember the days of doing bicycles with him to try and help. Before you know it, it will be like none of it ever happened xx

  • Lilyflower

    I had this with my second child when he was 2 weeks old, it was so scary as we thought it had something to do with his breathing and I hardly slept for worry . A trip to the docs made it more worrying as he was unsure and at last a paediatrician said it was just because he had pale skin and that if I looked at my 4 year old he had a slight bluish hue to the skin round his mouth – I’d never noticed! He’s absolutely fine a healthy happen 9 year old now.

  • Anonymous

    Very interesting. Now I know my daughter needs to be burped when the blue shows up.
    A side note, you probably want a “muslin” cloth (with an n) over your shoulder – not “Muslim”. But I could be mistaken.

  • Sarah Flores

    Very interesting. Now I know my daughter needs to be burped when the blue shows up.
    A side note, you probably want a “muslin” cloth (with an n) over your shoulder – not “Muslim”. But I could be mistaken.

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