Relieve gas/tummy pain using a heating pad
How It Works
When you feel digestive upset accompanied with gas pains or cramps, lie down and apply a heating pad at desired heat setting to the area that is painful. The heat will help to relax your bowels, release trapped gas, and provide comfort.
What You’ll Need
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I am using this trick for my newborn who has had some gas problems; the heat on her belly always helps her calm down and release trapped gas. I had read that giving babies a bath can help with this (because of the hot water), but it's not always timely (middle of the night) or practical (busy life). The heating pad on low works great in place of a bath, and I'm sure it can help people of all ages.
A hot water bottle would also work well – though I guess it's not ideal for a baby because of its weight. And both (hot water bottles and heating pads) help relieve menstrual cramps!