Babies are most active after meals or if you’ve just had some caffeine or sugar. You can help nudge baby into wiggling with a glass of cold milk (or anything else chilly and sweet) and lying on your side to increase blood flow to baby. Or try one of our favorite pastimes: The remote control trick. Drink something sweet, then lie back in a recliner (or on the couch propped up with pillows) with the TV remote balanced on your belly. You’ll see it move when baby bounces!
If you still don’t feel any kicks, or don’t get ten kicks within two hours when you do your counts, check in with your OB.
Excerpted from The Baby Bump: 100s of Secrets to Surviving Those Nine Long Months.
Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.
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