5 Fun Tricks To Make Your Baby Kick

The fun part of pregnancy is undoubtedly feeling your baby kick.

Wham!

It makes even the most unpleasant pregnancy side effects fade away.

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Here are a few safe and proven ways to make your baby kick, so your husband or kids can feel it, too!…

 

I’m not talking about those very first baby kicks, also known as quickening.

When you reach the 3rd trimester, those baby kicks are for real.

You may even see a foot or arm push the fabric of your shirt up!

Yet it can be frustrating when your husband or children want to feel the baby kick, too… and then baby won’t move for the life of you!

Here’s when you should expect the first fetal movement and the first big kicks from your baby.

 
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Some gentle tricks I use to get a response from baby:

  • Change position, especially lying on my back or belly briefly.
  • Eat something sweet, then wait a few minutes.
  • Listen to music.  My son never kicked harder than when the organ played at church!
  • Press on one side of my belly, and see if the baby presses back.
  • Drink an icy cold glass of water to wake him up!

 

How often should I feel the baby kicking or shifting?  Does it matter?

I never knew this, but it does matter.

Fetal kick counts are helpful in determining your baby’s health and development.

In your 3rd trimester, your baby should move at least 10 times in 2 hours.

Don’t worry if you’re past 24 weeks and not yet feeling fetal movement. Every pregnancy is different, and as long as your doctor is hearing normal heart sounds at your regular appointments, you shouldn’t worry.  Source

See how to count fetal movements, along with details about why it matters and what to do if you don’t feel your baby moving very much.

Meredith

I'm a wife, mom, and resident of Brentwood, Tennessee. I love finding fun new things to see and do in the Brentwood area! Most recently, I've enjoyed blogging about my pregnancy with baby #3.

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/3IEKAIUPKZJKIZH3W7PEO7XGWY Karla

    HI MY NAME IS KARLA AND I AM 33 WEEKS PREGNANT AND IM SO READY TO HAVE THIS BABY GIRL . . . . SHE MOVES ALOT AND I MEAN IT SHE MOVES ALL DAY AND NIGHT . . . . . !

    • Daphne

      my baby is the same way :) i cant get her to stop moving at night

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000151727696 Alicia Johnson

      its good that she kicks alot because that means she very active my son is to he kicks every day and night but i love it

  • Jessicagrantham88

    I JUST DONT UNDERSTAND STILL HOW TO COUNT WAT IF MY BABY KEEP MOVIN AFTER I HAVE COUNTD 10 KICKS DO I START OVA OR JUST KEEP COUNTN

    • Luvnuischerrypie

      You stop at ten and just enjoy the rest .

  • Jessicagrantham88

    im 37 wks my baby moves like cr8 but my doctor want me to keep up wit how many time it move frm da time i get up til da time i go to sleep dat impossible fa me to do HOW DO I DO DAT SOME1 HELP ME

    • SFH

      just write it down, maybe not everytime but once u’ve written it 10 times in the 2 hours then u can stop. hope this helps!

  • shenna

    I am 5 1/2 months pregnant and my baby moves alot but it seems everytime my husband puts his hand on my stomach the baby just relaxes and doesnt move except maybe once every other week or so lol its crazy

  • Cinthia

    It is absolutely fine. I am now 24 weeks and definitely feeling the baby kick. I did not feel it previous to this, but now even my fiance can feel it its great! Don’t worry as long as the heartbeat is present at the checkups everything is ok :)

  • RANPUMPKIN

    YES THAT IS VERY NORMAL…ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS MAKE IT TO ALL YOUR DOC APPOINTMENTS AND AS LONG AS THE BABY HAVE A NORMAL HEART BEAT SHE IS FINE SHE MIGHT BE LIKE MINE AND JUST LIKE RELAXING IN THERE LOL

  • Hillcorey98

    im 36 weeks n mi baby moves as if she is kumin threw mi skin its like dang …n I stop eatn sweets but I guess its not that wat should I do I wonder is she goin to b a busy body?

  • July0795

    I’m only 5 months && mybaby moves like crazy when the his dad touch my tummy && when I talk to him or try to make him move for other plp he won’t move why is that ?

    • Cassca22

      probably because he is used to dads sounds, however other people take his attention and he’s concentrating. like when a new person talks to a newborn, they stay still and are fascinated.

  • confusedmummy

    im 31 weeks and ive felt my baby more, but the last couple of week there not as strong or intense, lik i stil feel it move, i dnt think i feel it 10 times in 2 hours tho sud i b worried

  • Katiegarza123

    i feel my baby move more then ever in my last week of beging pregnant

  • BABY_theguest

    I HAVE A BABY ON THE WAY IN WINTER

  • Ima_Sass_1

    Another fun one is taking a flashlight, and pressing it against different areas around the tummy to get reaction out of baby… Now she just moves constantly at 33 weeks I swear I can just look at my belly and she moves… but when it was a little less frequent, that was a fun one… she would noticeably shy away from the light when I shined in the right spots.. doesn’t hurt her eyes but she can see the light thru her eyelids and the strange new sensation causes her to move :) funny!! especially after we found out where her head was and the rest of her so we could tel more what she was really doing..

  • Xstephx0567

    People your grammar is awful! I hope you don’t talk the way you spell or your child will never know proper english lol…. It actually isn’t funny. How can you teach your baby the right way to speak or spell if you don’t know how to yourself?

    • Moyzie

      there is something call…. broken language! most people does it!= and they can spell and read properly!!!!!!

    • S Hinojosa101

      so true

    • Tori

      That’s pretty rude and it is also very arrogant of you. Most people don’t talk the in the same manner as they do when they post comments on social networking sites such as this. I am sure you are some sort of english major, or perhaps you feel like being a grammer nazi compensates for something in an area you lack. Congratulations to all you new mommy’s and to all you having your second, third, or so on. Feeling your baby kick is an amazing feeling. I know I personally love it.

    • tiffany

      I’m pretty shore lol’s not good grammar ether and no one talks like your supposed to write you would sound stupid

    • Julie

      your a bitch. Leave people alone! Did I spell anything wrong? No, so get a life and let people be happy about their babies. Stfu.

  • Kevaevonnel

    is it normal to feel my baby moving at the top of my belly at 23 weeks? he is really squirming alot lol

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WYC2QLQDQXITZQLCCKRLS325GQ Daisy

    im 22 weeks and my baby moves and squirms usually when im alone. i think i felt baby hhiccuping for the first time today <3 it felt wierd   (:

  • Google739809

    lay on side or have babys dad talk or wait til after you eat or gently push on your tummy

  • Samsmomma12

    You know what hurts really badddd. When my son kicks me in my rib cage. I have a rib i broke when i was younger and it sticks farther into my body and he likes to put his feet between it and rub his knees on it. I’m 33 weeks pregnant and the kicks and rolls are getting pretty uncomfortable. he’s also a huge baby, 6.5 pounds at 33 weeks! Im ready to pop and am done with all night hiccups from my little one that keep me awake because they make my whole body move.. Time to come out baby boy!!

  • Giela

    Im 31 weeks and i could be sitting up or laying down and my baby could be kicking or moving i hate it when i tell my baby daddy to see my bellly move but then she decides not to move >.<

  • Soon To Be Father.

    my fiance is 22 weeks pregnant and we always feel our soon to be son cameron kick, but today we felt him kick around 6:45 and it was jz a small kick she has’nt felt a kick since that time. im worried. but should i be i’ve been looking around at post and etc. they said baby is sleeping 12-14 hrs a day and so on. plz help me ease my worries and sleep better.

  • Nina

    I haven’t felt my baby move at all for 3 days now. And I’m 21 weeks & 5days already.
    Someone please help me /:
    On the other hand I did feel something moving they are so hard to tell cause it’s not a strong movement.

    • http://www.facebook.com/brittanni.hartman Brittanni Harris

      You should call your doctor and go to labor an delivery
      I dont even wait days i wait hours haha but your only 22 weeks an I’m 29 so i think my baby is a little more active at this stage anyway hope everything is okay but i would really consider a trip to the L&D last time i went when my baby wasn’t really movin an right when they hooked me up he kicked SOO hard

    • Tiereney Brown

      Hi im Tiereney and i am 21 weeks to and i haven’t felt any thing yet and i also need help on that to and im kind of worrie about that and i feel moving just like you said you feeling but its not strong movements

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000151727696 Alicia Johnson

    i didnt feel my son moving around until 26 weeks also if you drink ice cold drinks it always helps

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000151727696 Alicia Johnson

    it will get better as soon as you hit 5 months i was like this to try to take tylenol it helps alot maybe drink ice water

  • jaycee

    im 26 weeks and 5 days almost 27 weeks and well bubs doesn’t move much at all that I notice but ive been having really but cramping pains and more at night when im trying to sleep, does that mean theres somthign wrong

  • MrsNoonie

    love these vids iim 31 weeks cant wait

  • Abby Bush

    Im 33 weeks ♥ These warm my heart (:

  • Jay N Roszaye Cruz

    awhh so cute!

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