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How to Make Baby Move?

I don't think I've felt the baby kick in a while and it's worrying me. How can I make her kick?

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I don't think I've felt the baby kick in a while and it's worrying me. How can I make her kick?

The Bump Expert

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 her. 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 in an hour when you do your counts, get in touch with your OB.

Plus, more from The Bump:

How to Do Kick Counts

How Often Should Baby Kick?

Fetal Kick Count Tracker

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How to Make Baby Move?

My baby seems to move more at night, especially after I eat or drink something with a lot of sugar in it. He seems particularly fond of chocolate (or at least he's stimulated by it). I think that's because that's almost the only caffeine I have. I love feeling all the movement, but he does seem to punch or kick me in the bladder A LOT. But I much prefer that to little or no movement.

mariahskelton |

How to Make Baby Move?

I downloaded a massaging app on my phone that vibrates gently. I place it up to my belly and the baby moves when it can feel the vibrations. It is soooo funny sometimes, and definitely reassuring when I haven't felt him or her move in a while. Been doing it since 20 weeks.

kspencer1015 |