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How To Calm A Kicking Baby During Pregnancy

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You’ve either just gotten into bed or you’re in the middle of getting the house ready for when the baby comes. Then, all the sudden your baby decides it’s time to play soccer and run a marathon all in one. How are you supposed to get anything done or just rest? Try some of these methods. Every baby is different so you might have to try a few different things.

Rubbing Your Tummy

Rubbing your tummy can give your little one a sense that someone is there. The movement of your hand could actually be soothing to put your baby to sleep. It also comforts your baby when you talk to her while rubbing your tummy. She will recognize your voice and that will sooth her.



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Move Positions

Depending on how far long you are, sleeping flat on your back is a no-no. Sometimes this causes your baby to squirm all around and it’s best to lay on your sides. Switching from your left to your right side can put your baby in a more comfortable position to relax.


Walking Around

Getting up and walking around can help with the movements. This will sway your belly and that acts as a rocking motion to put your baby to sleep (most of the time).┬áIf you’re standing up doing something and your child will not give it a rest, it’s time to go for a walk. However, this does tend to happen in the middle of the night when moving positions won’t work. Try getting up and walking around the house for five minutes and see if that does the trick. On the plus side, if it’s in the middle of the night and you have to walk around you will be exhausted so maybe the kicking won’t even bother you! Wishful thinking, right?


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Watch Your Caffeine and Sugar

Caffeine and sugar play a big role in how active your child is in your tummy! You should not have a lot of caffeine anyway. Especially not if you want to get any sleep or not have a foot imprint on your stomach from the inside out! In a bigger picture, look for trends. If she is moving a lot more after you eat, look into certain foods and try to cut them out or don’t eat them as frequently. If you have gestational diabetes, watching what you eat is a vital part in your pregnancy. Learn more about Preventing Gestational Diabetes and Important Info For Those With Gestational Diabetes.


In the end, there are only certain things that will work for you and your baby. If these do not work for you, talk to your doctor about what can work better specifically for you. She may be able to help more than Google! Good luck getting your little one to simmer down!



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