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Hiccup chatter!

I love the old wives tales that pop up while a newborn is having their umpteenth episode of hiccups! Rest assured that hiccups are not bad for your baby’s heart or anything else. No need for sugar water either. Just let them be and their frequency will taper off pretty quickly.
While we are on the subject, how about sharing your favorite remedies for hiccups in adults? I’d love to hear some of the creative ways people banish them!

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  1. Scaring them out of you is always a favorite in our house. 🙂

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  2. We drink water from the other side of the cup while leaning over. Not sure that it works but my boys think it is hilarious to try and drink upside down!

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    1. My wife does that same weird trick too, but I’m convinced that taking 9 quick small sips of water in a row is the real cure…

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  3. Here’s a quick hiccup update! According to a new (small) study, they may serve a purpose in babies after all.
    https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/12/health/babies-hiccup-wellness-scli-intl-scn/index.html

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