How to relieve colic?

Lisa - posted on 11/15/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )

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My baby is calm during the day but starting around 11pm she is very fussy and cries like she's in a lot of pain. This lasts until between 1 and 2am every night. Any hints for how to help her get through this rought time?

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Renee - posted on 11/15/2009

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Try weleda baby..baby colic powder,it just a oral powder,

give 1/4 level 5ml teaspoon of powder in a teaspooful of warm water,or can be given straight to babys used to eating solids,every 15 to 30minutes for up to 6 doses or until colic subsides,or as directed by your health care professional.As a preventative one dose my be given before feeding...

Erin - posted on 11/17/2009

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I know it may be kind of late to respond to your post and I am sorry if it is. Try running the vaccum and see if that calms her. If it does make a recording of it so you can play it for her and you wont have to run the vacum and also try puting on some music for her and try to turn it up a little more than you would normaly have it. My best friends baby was the same way and taht was the only things that worked for her. Hope all goes well. Erin

Erin - posted on 11/17/2009

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I know it may be kind of late to respond to your post and I am sorry if it is. Try running the vaccum and see if that calms her. If it does make a recording of it so you can play it for her and you wont have to run the vacum and also try puting on some music for her and try to turn it up a little more than you would normaly have it. My best friends baby was the same way and taht was the only things that worked for her. Hope all goes well. Erin                  Quoting Lisa:

How to relieve colic?

My baby is calm during the day but starting around 11pm she is very fussy and cries like she's in a lot of pain. This lasts until between 1 and 2am every night. Any hints for how to help her get through this rought time?


 

Samantha - posted on 11/17/2009

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A warm bath can help relax and soothe stomach muscles enough to where they can pass gas. Give her a little lotion massage afterwards and maybe she will pass some gas for you. Lay her on her back and bicycle her legs for a while, sometimes that helps move the gas down. They can swallow a lot of air when they cry too and that can make it worse. Here is a good link about colic... http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/colic/D...
Good luck, and hope it gets better.

Pamela - posted on 11/15/2009

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Try stretching out her legs and gently rubbing down on her tummy. You could also try sleeping her on her stomach. Most babies sleep much better on their stomach and it helps relieve pressure. Be sure to get lots of burps in between bottles too. Gas drops help sometimes too.

Are you breast feeding or bottle feeding? If you are breast feeding, elimentate diary from your diet. If you are bottle feeding, try a gentle formula. Good luck.

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M - posted on 11/20/2009

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I had this problem with my daughter, Rosemary. Turned out the formula I gave her sometimes, caused alot of gas buildup resulting in a colicky baby. I was then told by my pediatrician that Emfamil came up with a new formula, in a purple label for gasy/colicky babies. I tried this and it worked like a charm and was better for my baby because she was always fussy. Calmed her down alot.

Bridgette - posted on 11/19/2009

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my son had the same problem so i used gripe water to ease the pain and would then put him on his belly with a rolled up towel under him, it worked so well.

Sara - posted on 11/19/2009

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We also swore by the Happiest Baby on the Block book (http://www.amazon.com/Happiest-Baby-Bloc...) which gives a series of suggestions about what colic is, and isn't, and how to soothe ANY baby (most babies do have a fussy period in the late evening). In a nutshell, the suggestions are the 5 S's:
1. Swaddling
2. Swinging (or vigorous rocking)
3. Shushing (or loud white noise)
4. Sucking (pacifier)
5. Side/stomach positioning
They work best when used together. For suggestions on a good swaddle blanket, I fell in love with these: http://www.adenandanais.com/shop/classic...

Good luck! The best news is that it doesn't last forever. Most babies grow out of it around 4 months.

Kate - posted on 11/19/2009

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just make sure she has all the wind out of her stomach after she has her last bottle before bed!! and puts some wind drops in her last bottle before bed time!!!

Deepa - posted on 11/19/2009

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my first child used to suffer from collic pain quite frequently and the only thing that comforted her was colimex.it brought her instant relief.also rubbing her tummy and making her lie on her tummy helped her but do that only if you are not sleepy else the child might get suffocated.Also holding the baby close to your chest and walking about soothes the baby the most while in distress.hope your baby is feeling better soon :)

Samantha - posted on 11/18/2009

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my little boy had colic for about 4 months, i used brauers colic reliefe wich helped, if u go to your pharmacy there will be a type of formula to help with colic i used it n it worked wonder's also infants friend is very good for bringing up wind.....try those things n ur bubby will be better in no time.....goodluck :)

Alex - posted on 11/18/2009

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Our daughter was the same way. Usually it went on from around noon till sometime in the late evening. What I found helped was some Gripe Water, soft sounds, and no bright lights. I usually ended up walking around with her cradled in my arms for a while, but she cried less.

Erin - posted on 11/18/2009

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Be careful with the mylicon there have been a few recalls on it the genaric (store brands) work just as well I have been using the kroger brand and with my twins and it works great :)   Quoting Samantha:

try Mylicon, it is for gas. It settles their stomach if that's what it is, you just drop a couple of drops in their bottle. And another way to help gas is my massaging the babies tummy or flicking it gently to break up the gas bubbles


 

Samantha - posted on 11/18/2009

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try Mylicon, it is for gas. It settles their stomach if that's what it is, you just drop a couple of drops in their bottle. And another way to help gas is my massaging the babies tummy or flicking it gently to break up the gas bubbles

Brittany - posted on 11/17/2009

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Take her to a chiropractor I swear by it!! i took mine and she slept for nine hours after and i haven't had a problem since! sometimes its not really colic mine she had a rib outta place from being pushed out!!

Mary Lynn - posted on 11/17/2009

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I suggest reading the happiest baby on the block... I wish I had found it sooner

Kathy - posted on 11/17/2009

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Mine doesn't have colic, but apparently I had it, my mom used gripe water. It's great stuff cause sometimes mine does get gassy and won't burp, it helps that, and its an almost instant cure for baby hick ups, which she gets ALL THE TIME!!

Bethan - posted on 11/17/2009

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Hiya, my daughter had colic for the 1st 2 months and would cry in pain from around 7 in the evening till 10, we were using infacol which helped a bit but we changed to using gripe water which seemed to do the trick.

Ashlee - posted on 11/17/2009

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hello im new here! i had a colic baby i have tried everything he was screaming since birth i didnt know what to do i took him to a pediatrician and then 2 hospitals and got no answers the pediatrician put him on zantac and i also had him on donnalix they really helped then we got told it could be silent reflux and put him on that and now he is like a brand new baby hope this can help you

Emily - posted on 11/16/2009

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i used Gripe Water
and also if u formula feed try Soy Formula
thats what worked for my daughter

Renee - posted on 11/16/2009

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i wouldent have a clue..im breastfeeding to,i just know to stay away from lef veg such as cali, broclie calslaw, onions..as it gets them upset,you could try proping bubs head up while he or she sleeps or sit bubs in a vibrating chair

Cory - posted on 11/16/2009

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my daughter was also had colic. if you walk w/them & hold her very close to your chest she she can feel your heartbeat that helps. also, bouncy helps alot! just stand her on your legs & have her jumper a little. i hope you & your little one get some relief from this :)

Lisa - posted on 11/16/2009

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I am breastfeeding so I should eliminate dairy from my diet? Do carbonated breverages add to a babies discomfort with colic even if they don't have caffene in them?

Lauren - posted on 11/15/2009

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brauers colic relief helped with my daughter who was the same but her problem was during the day

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