My 8 weeks old little girl has Colic any suggestions on how i can help her???

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Candice - posted on 07/10/2009

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first: i disagree with the "if you hold them too much they'll get spoiled" comment. my daughter had reflux too and ended up on zantac too (everyone said colic..but i wasn't thrilled with that word..it pretty much means "we have no idea what's wrong with your kid"). anyway, because of the reflux, she did get held often and she's 14 mos and a little independent kid now...so don't worry about holding them too much. some cultures carry their babies everywhere 24 hours and they grow up just fine.



as for the "colic", keep track of when your baby cries. is it after feedings? or just at the same time every day? keep a journal of everything you do and see if there is a pattern. that's how we found out my daughter had reflux.



as for soothing a screaming baby, i loved the stove exhaust fan, and the running shower. they worked every time. also, i slept holding my daughter in my arms while i was propped up on pillows. it was the only way she'd sleep any length of time...so we both finally got some rest.

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Melanie - posted on 07/17/2009

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My little girl had colic she screamed day and night I took her to see an oestopath/natrapath she had three visits over the course of three weeks and no problems after that :)

Paula - posted on 07/16/2009

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My little girl is also 8wks old and suffers with colic. I tried Infacol which worked a little and gripe water which just made her instantly vomit. Somebody suggested that I try the Dr Brown anti colic bottles. They are quite expensive but have worked a teat for us so definatley worth the money. She is still a little niggly around 6pm but it lats 30mins rather than 3hours!!

Good luck. Its horrible when your baby is so upset and nothing you do seems to work.

Ashley - posted on 07/16/2009

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Dr. Browns bottles are my favorite bottles ever! My baby doesnt have colic but I heard on the radio when feeding your baby dont lay her back too much and before you want to put her to bed hold her in a position where her head is lowered. Not upside down but tilt her back for a few seconds. Someone on the radio said that worked for her baby? Good luck =]

Amy - posted on 07/16/2009

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Try Colic Calm. It's a homeopathic, all-natural liquid that's FDA approved. You can buy at coliccalm.com. It works great.

Paula - posted on 07/16/2009

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infacol worked for me and gently pushing knees up to tummy whilst your baby is laying on her back.

Jullie - posted on 07/15/2009

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I really feel from you. I have a 3 month old baby boy and we just went through him having colic. The best advice that was given to me was...it will get better. I was breast feeding and not having any problems. But once I started him on formula he seemed to be more content. I tried just about everything. One of the things that worked was Gripe Water, you can get it at CVS or Walgreens. It has peppermint in it and is natural soothing for their tummys. It didn't always work but its worth a try. I know you feel so helpless when you can't make their pain go away. Good Luck she is a cutie!

Jamie - posted on 07/15/2009

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"Colic Calm"or "Gripe Water" order it on the internet! All natural and I used it on both my kids! Great stuff... Turns their poop a little black tho :) Little Tummies makes it too. Get it at Target or whereever.

Beth - posted on 07/15/2009

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Gripe water and gently bouncing my son on the big exercise ball worked well. Good luck! I know colic is a real stressful thing. Both of my kids had it until 3 months. I also cut out all dairy and that seemed to help too.

Sophie - posted on 07/14/2009

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my sons got so bad he got put on gaviscon powder to get rid of trapped wind where ever it may be. since then its gone

Charlotte - posted on 07/14/2009

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dentinox colic drops help, u add to the milk if bottle feeding and can actually c the air bubbles disappear instantly

Sheri - posted on 07/14/2009

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My duaghter was border line and the dr said they have found that in infants they have reflux issues " heartburn" and it is there sfinter muscle that has not fully formed and thats why when they lie down they cry because they r in dicomfert sooooo my dr gave me a medicine called"axcid" and its for colic/reflux I give that to her 3x a day along with soy formula" good start" and she is sleeping threw the night and is not at all fussy now. except normal infant stuff..........

Eleanor - posted on 07/14/2009

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infacol is a god send!!!worked a treat 4 me, 2-3 drops before every feed for couple of weeks n he was sorted right out!!!good luck!x

Allaina - posted on 07/14/2009

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i used inforcol before every bottle and if my girl was really upset i put her in the bath to help her relax. i also used baby massarge and burped her after a every couple of oz

Charlene - posted on 07/14/2009

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My 1st born son had colic and would cry from 6pm till 2am until my mum went to the health shop and bought Weleda Colic Powder its natural... I tried everything else infacol, gripe water, gavisgon infant and was prescribed different things from the doctor Weleda Colic Powder was the best honest it worked. You can buy it from the chemist. I also used to put one hand at the back of his neck and one under his bottom and bounce him gently I dont know what it did exactly but it helped to ease the pain some how. Hope this helps.

Mary - posted on 07/13/2009

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Donnalix or Infacol. Give them the recommended dose then lie her down and pedal her legs like she riding a bike. Then pull her legs to her chest- repeat till you hear all her gas go.

Tasha - posted on 07/13/2009

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When i was a baby my grandmother fixd me some onion tea and gave that to me and i went right to sleep and didnt have anymore problems. so you could try that and see if that would work

Kari - posted on 07/13/2009

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I see that a lot of people suggested Gripe Water, and I would have to agree with it. I use it with my son and it helps wonders!! Good luck!

K - posted on 07/13/2009

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The best thing that has helped my little one is Lifestart by Natren - it's a probiotic that is designed specifically for newborn babies. It helps calm the stomach and intestinal tract while supplementing bacteria that is needed to help break down the proteins in breastmilk/formula.

Follow directions for serving, except only give on syringe full - preferably before the time that your little one starts being fussy.

Christina - posted on 07/13/2009

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something that helps is to stay very calm and happy, or at least make it seem that way babies can sense everything. so if you sound happy and calm it will help. My son loves it when i sing even tho i suck at it. also my son was having gas problems we put him on soy for a couple months until and he never cries now. I would talk to ur doctor about that tho.

Lucy - posted on 07/13/2009

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infacol which is what i used, and when i gave my little boy a bottle i used to wind him after every ounce takes a while but worked a bit

Amy - posted on 07/13/2009

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My son had colic and I took him to a massage therapist who is also certified in cranio-sacral therapy. She did gentle exercises with him for about 30 minutes and taught me how to do them. We did the exercises everyday for a few weeks and he never had colic again. Sounds nutty, but it works.

Amber - posted on 07/13/2009

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I have friends that swear by the book " Happiest baby on the Block". Its especially for babies with colic.

Jeannie - posted on 07/13/2009

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My first daughter had it and I have used the same method with my last two. When they start gettting upset if you put them in a warm bath with you and lay them on you chest put the wash rag on their back and move the water up and down there back it makes them feel like they are still in your stomache. They may still be crying but try it for about 15 min. after that regardless if they are crying or not. get a lully bear, it is a bear that you put in a microwave and it smells like lavendar. It relaxes them. I may not work the first couple of times but they will get the hang of it as like a routine. All babies need routines. I have three girls and they all are on a routine and I would die if it was broken. Good luck i hope it works

Kayleigh - posted on 07/13/2009

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Hi there my daughter had reflux and I got given infant gaviscone from the doctor if you breast feed you will have to express the milk into a bottle and mix the powder in it tells you how many sachetss per oz hope this helps and good luck x

Jessica - posted on 07/12/2009

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it depends on the colic, my son was terriblely colicy, and it had to do w/ dairy.. i stoped drinking milk (started drinking soya milk) and his problems decreased dramaticly.. alos sodas, and juices are known to cause troubles. so if u are going to drink them try wattering them down

Yvonne - posted on 07/12/2009

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Woodward's Gripe Water worked great. (the one with no alcohol) where do you live? we had to get it at an English shop or Jamaican shop to get the right one.

Jamie Lee - posted on 07/12/2009

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depending on the size of your daughter my son loved a cradle carrier. I would walk around with him in it. My son didn't have reflux tho he would just cry every night for 6 hrs straight. The type of formula helps. I used nutrimagen which is already has pre-digested protiens in it so it is easier on there little tummys... If she has GERD (gastro-ensophegul reflux dissease... it isbest to set her up to sleep will help comfort her tummy. My youngest daughter has to sleep elevarted due to GERD. Mostly she will sleep in her swing or car seat. or I have a pillow under her crib matress as well. Also have you tried the reverse football hold... it worked wonders for my son. Also look into reflexology there are some techniques that can help. Talk to you pediatrician with any concerns to see what will help.... and don't worry it will pass with time.... you are a good mother and nothing you did caused your childs colic. Only saying that because I felt like it was my fault sometimes.... especially when I couldn't comfort my child. It's okay to feel like that.... it does get better. I promise....



P.s. there is a huge differnce on treatment depending on if it is true colic or fussyness due to reflux.... so make sure you let you physician know. They can do a test to see if she has relux. Good Luck!!!!

Shayla - posted on 07/12/2009

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if she is on formula try nutramigen its good my son was a colic baby. nutramigen is a little on the expensive side and helps calm colic not get rid of it.

Dana - posted on 07/11/2009

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When my son had his colic he would start getting fussy at 7 PM to 9 or 10. It was really consistent which made it easier to prepar for it. I'm wondering if babies who have colic/reflux are affected all day or consistently for a 2-3 hr period at the same time everyday. I could be wrong but maybe this is the difference between colic and reflux? Any thoughts?

Michelle - posted on 07/11/2009

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my son is 12 weeks he suffered from really bad colic to the point were he just screamedall day.i tried everything..but my lifesaver was colic relief by brauer..you can get it at all chemists..its amazing

Monica - posted on 07/11/2009

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My son had colic so bad, the doctor put him on Zantac and now he's a different baby. My doctor told me a lot of parents are told their children have colic, when they really have acid reflux. I would look into it.

Lisa - posted on 07/11/2009

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Infacol - I put my son on this for the first three days I gave double quantity before each bottle to get it in to his system and now he has it before every bottle and has been brill since he had it.

Dana - posted on 07/11/2009

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If you are Breat feeding, cutting down on dairy helped my son's colic a ton, once I did that it started to go away.

Julie - posted on 07/11/2009

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Read "The Happiest Baby on the Block". (I know...who has time to ready when you have a colicky baby? Make time to read it!) That book will change the way you view colic and how to deal with it. Swaddle your baby. Mine is 11 weeks old and almost immediately calms down when he is wrapped. I also carry him in a Moby wrap and walk outside and let him listen to the birds chirping when he is really on a roll. Another thing I do is dance with him. He loves the jiggling motion. I also carry my son ALL THE TIME! He can't be set down or else he will start crying. I don't know about changing the formula - might work, might not. If you are breastfeeding, there are so many variables to contend with! It can be overwhelming to try to figure out if what you ate affected baby or not.

Dana - posted on 07/11/2009

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My son had colic, gripe water would help him to calm down and we would swaddle him and put him on top of the running dryer, we moved a love seat in front of the dryer and my husband and I sat there many nights but it worked like a charm. I HIGHLY suggest the dryer, we tried many other things but this was the best. Good luck, I know how hard it is. That's the other thing, try and keep calm at the time so they don't feel your distress. I know, easier said then done sometimes. Also, with mine nursing did not help him, it made it worse. So as usual all babies are different.

Brenda - posted on 07/11/2009

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My daughter is 11 weeks and also has colic. Gripe water helps sometimes but I find just holding her and nursing is what calms her the most. I have one of those kangaroo wrap baby carriers and you can position the baby so she can feed in it. I put her in that to nurse and she just falls fast asleep. That way I can still get things done around the house or go to the mall and she sleeps the whole time.

Most of all just remember that you are a good Mom! Your baby is not crying because of something you are doing wrong! Be patient and give your little one lots of cuddles and eventually you will both be better and happier!

Hang in there

Joanne - posted on 07/11/2009

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I took my daughter to the Chiropractor who suggested an exercise ball. I would lay her on her tummy on the ball and roll her back & forth gently it helped (you can get junior sized balls). Good Luck!

Heather - posted on 07/10/2009

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Have you tried Gripe water? It's all natural. I give it to my son still (he's 6 months) and it helps with colic, upset tummy, and hiccups. It's made with Fennel and Ginger extract.

La Nina - posted on 07/10/2009

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this sounds crazy... a german lady told me this... i too have an 8 week old baby boy who had colic from week 2 till week 6. finally fixed it.. we went to the store and in the spice section there is a spice called fennel seed.. take about 2 teaspoons of that with about a cup of water and boil it for about 5 min.. drain the seeds cool the water and give it the the baby. in about a week colic will be gone.. but only give them the water when nothing else works to stop crying each time. good luck..

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Are you bottle feeding or breast feeding. If bottle feeding consider changing to a formula I have found Novalac - there is a colic formula that is great. It took three days for the formula to wok on my little girl. Good luck.

Sandy - posted on 07/10/2009

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My little guy had colic for almost exactly three months... it was a rough three months! But then one day, it just ended. Somethings that worked for us... modifying my diet (he was breast fed) to cut out dairy and anything too acidic (helped A LOT), white noise, little tummys brand gripe water (http://www.littleremedies.com/littletumm...), bouncing on an exercise ball while holding him (sounds somewhat ridiculous, but works like a charm - the fluidity of the movement soothes them), and most of all... patience. While it might seem like there is no end in sight, there is.

Lesley - posted on 07/10/2009

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My friend had a baby with colic and she swore that Dr Brown's bottles and baby massage sorted her out in about 2 or 3 days.

Terri - posted on 07/10/2009

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I would like to say a BIG thank you for all youre comments and helpful suggestions!!

Danielle - posted on 07/10/2009

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I've heard that carrying them around in a snugli can work and using white noise, such as a dryer, an actual cd with white noise. They also have special formula for colic babies but I wouldn't suggest changing considering she is so young, I would ask your peditrician about that first.

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