Some one please HELP!!

Christy - posted on 03/03/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My baby has colic really bad and I just have no idea what to do to help. She is my first and she looks like she is in pain is that normal? Any ideas would be so helpful!!

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Erica - posted on 03/03/2010

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lay her on her back and do bicycle peddling movements with her legs. or, lay her on her back and roll a tennis ball all over her belly. put a little bit of pressure on the ball as you're doing it. it helps the gas move down and come out.

Jessica - posted on 03/03/2010

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The Colic Hold

Place your baby facedown along your forearm with your hand firmly between their legs and their cheek should be by your elbow on the outside. They should be able to see the ground. Hold your arm close to your body, using it to brace & steady your baby. Babies LOVE the new view and it's very easy to carry them this way. You can actually have the other hand free to do a couple things and walk around.

i was going mental with my daughter for about 4 weeks before someone showed me this. and it helped her get the gas up and out from counter pressure of your arm. also if the LO spits up... its not all over you. just the floor.

Liz - posted on 03/03/2010

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my son had really bad colic, i used to have to walk him for hours. i know what u mean when u say she looks like shes in alot of pain. i had my son at the doc every couple of days cuz i was sure something was wrong. i couldnt believe that he could scream bloody murder and have nothing be wrong with him. i didnt find that any of the colic medicines did any good. the only thing that worked for my son was the walking and the motion of the car. hope that helps

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There are special bottles you can buy which reduce wind which may help. Also gripe water but also what helps my son is sitting in his bouncer which has a vibration function that helps a great deal =]

Steph - posted on 03/03/2010

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try hot water (cooled)
or one teaspoon of THICK brown suger with 50mls water.
Or Gripe water.

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Lia - posted on 03/05/2010

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Ovol drops that can be added directly to bottles to help reduce the gas before it even starts. If breast fed then you may want to try using Kolic instead of gripe water. Not as strong smelling. Jessica's "Colic Hold" suggestion works wonders too. It was the best way to help get rid of the excess gas and you can rub her back at the same time.

My son thankfully was only colicky for a month. lie her on your knees and burp her that way. it works better than trying to burp her upright.

Ashley - posted on 03/05/2010

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Colic sucks, my first had it for the first 4 months of her life. It is awful to see your little one in pain, but sadly there isnt too much you can do about it. There are the colic drops (they helped with my daughter but not all the time), there are those colic reducing bottles (they work pretty good too, specifically the Dr browns), walkiing her around while burping and laying her flat on her back and gently doing the running in place motion with her little legs to get the gas bubbles moving on out when they are too far down to burp em out lol! (that worked wonders on my daughter, once she got out some gas she always felt better!)

Jessica - posted on 03/05/2010

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i used gripe water and kolic. They can be used togeteher and it was really helpful, I also switched my sone to similac sensitive and he seemed better.

If he was really upset a warm bath often made him feel better and then he would fall asleep right after

Chelle - posted on 03/03/2010

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Hi Christy.. My twins had colic and it is just so sad to see them in pain.. I understand what you are going through... How old is she? I used to lie them along the inside of my arms and rub there backs while i walked with them... It helped them a little.. I also use to only let them drink a little then burp them more often before they finished their bottle or breast... They do eventually grow out of it so there is light at the end of the tunnel.. Warm baths also help... Good luck... :)

Steph - posted on 03/03/2010

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so has my baby girl and i just found out today. She scared me this morning when she cryed so hard it looked like she was in so much pain. But i had a look on google and as doc's there is nothing we can do about it apart from trying what comfort's them like a bath or bouncing or walking. I found putting her on my tummy some times works and pushing her in the pram works to and u loose weight while u walk.

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hi, yes my daughter was always in pain from colic, it was horrible, i tried all the different colic drops but they didnt work, so i brought her dr browns bottles and they did really help!! and also i winded her for ages even after she burped ii carried on to see if she had anymore.

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