2 Don’t try this at home
There are safe ways to alleviate your baby’s gas, but you should be careful when it comes to a few remedies. Although star anise tea is a traditional Chinese remedy, some studies have found that manufacturers were brewing the tea with Japanese star anise, which is intended for decoration only and may have severe side effects. You should also resist the urge to give your infant antacids that contain aluminum because it can harm your baby’s developing brain. Finally, be weary of herbal remedies at the store because they may contain ethanol (alcohol). Be sure to read labels carefully before giving anything to your baby, and consider checking with your child’s pediatrician, just to be safe.