Tutorial videos for comfort, wind and burp!

Sometimes it can be nice to see how others do it. Therefore, we have made some simple tutorial videos that show how you can comfort your child, and also help it break wind and burp.

Soothing/ comforting

When a child has its needs for comfort, food (nutrition), play and cuddling fulfilled, the child feels safe and the connection between parent and child strengthens. The child understands that it can trust and rely on the adult and it helps to cry for help. If the child is struggling with finding calm after its fed and suppose to sleep, swaddling is a good technique to try out. Use a thin swaddling blanket and put the child on its back when it is going to sleep. It is the hands that are supposed to be swaddled to the child's body, the legs should move freely. Swaddling can be used on children up to the age of about 3-4 months. Don’t swaddle a child that can turn over from back to stomach or vice versa.


It is important that the child is awake when massaging it and that it perceives it as OK. If it gives you signals that it is uncomfortable or cries, you stop and comfort. Abdominal massage/ belly massage as shown in the film can be done up to 2-3 times a day in a calm and tempered room. After feeding, you should wait about 30 minutes to prevent gulping. Take some neutral body oil in the palm of your hands and warm it. You can begin with massage early on, but avoid the bellybutton in the beginning. Use soft strokes with one hand in the beginning.


There are many reasons why babies swallows air. Excessive air in the belly can give the baby uncomfort and pain. Ask your helsesykepleier about advice if you are uncertain if your baby swallows to much air when it is feeding. In the film you will get some tips about how you can help your baby burp.

Theme videos

The information on this page is part of Stine Sofie Foreldrepakke - an information program for all expectant and new parents. The foundation of the parenting package is 10 smart tips. You can find the tips and other material at www.10smartetips.no.

The content of Stine Sofie Foreldrepakke is also in the Health Overview app. There, pregnant women and parents of young children will also find other important and correct health advice.