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At what age can you stop burping your baby?

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Asked by expectoct at 10:22 AM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My daughter was 8 months when I stopped burping her. I stopped when I noticed her burping on her own.

    Answer by Haidens_Mama at 10:23 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • When they are strong enough to burp by themselves. Usually when they become more mobile, they don't need to be burped as much.

    Answer by samurai_chica at 10:24 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I stopped burping my daughter when she was 8 month old.

    Answer by mamaada at 10:25 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • When they can really control their bodies better (roll over, squirm around) they do a better job getting the gas out on their own. My daughter is 7 months and I still put her upright and give her a few pats after I feed her, but I don't necessarily wait for a burp, and haven't for a couple of months now.

    Answer by EmilySusan at 10:25 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I stopped when he stopped bottles.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:25 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • When he started burping on his own. I can't remember how old he was though

    Answer by theheartbaby at 10:27 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I stopped burping my daughter between 2-3 months I think. She was EBF. I noticed that whenever I tried to burp her, she'd spit up, but if I didn't bother, she'd burp a few minutes later usually. Especially when we sat her up, the burp would usually come right out.

    Answer by aeon_elyse at 10:40 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • Usually when they get more mobile.

    Answer by bluiidmommy at 10:48 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I noticed with my little one when he was still tiny that just putting him in a sitting position (very straight) worked even better - and he never spit up..
    Sometimes all that patting and rubbing is more like forcing it..

    Answer by Veela at 11:16 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I stopped when they started burping by themselves. It was before 6 months because that's when we put them on a sippy cup, but I don't remember exactly.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:19 AM on Apr. 20, 2009

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