what can i do to ease my colicky baby

Mechelle - posted on 05/09/2010 ( 19 moms have responded )

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my baby has gripe and i could do with a little insight.

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Myriah - posted on 05/21/2010

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My baby likes to be fussy from about 2am till about 4am or 5am. I wondered at first if it was gas that built up all day so we switched him to soy formula but then realized he just didn't like his bassinet. We switched him his crib which seemed to work but he still cried for what we felt no reason. I did notice after feedings he gets a lot of acid reflux so we now set him in his bouncer for 30 minutes (sometimes for 2-3 hours depending) and then to the crib. This allows him to be in REM sleep when we do the transfer. Maybe your baby has a slight case of acid reflux??? Our doctor says it can be pretty common in babies. Just a thought. I am a new parent so I could be way off. :)

Alison - posted on 05/14/2010

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i myself use to be a colicky baby and my mom has told me she use to put me in a wash basket and put me on the dryer and it soothed me very quickly.

Cierra - posted on 05/13/2010

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Do you think it is gas? I tend to steer away from any medication be it organic or not, because the baby's cry is their only way of communicating a need. I honestly do not believe that the child's cry is for any specific tincture. There are many reasons that babies cry. Here are a few:

Pooped or peed diaper (or trying to)
Gas/Constipation (light gentle bouncing helps or warm bath)
Tag on clothing chafing (or a hair stuck to fabric tickling)
Too cold/hot
Uncomfortable
Wants to be held and/or snuggled
Wants to nurse
Allergy
Needs a bath
Too much noise
Light bothering baby
Baby could feel sick with flu (hopefully not)

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Rebekah - posted on 05/26/2010

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I have this problem as well. I have a colicky baby and it does get frustrating. The important thing to remember is to be patient, and if you need a break, take it! Even if it means just walking into the next room to cool off.



My mother found this website and gave it to me. I hope it helps :)



http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/...

Naomi - posted on 05/25/2010

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Check with your pediatrician. My baby has been crying nearly constantly during the day for nearly 2 weeks now. It turns out he has acid reflux and is on Zantac now to help him out.

Maja - posted on 05/24/2010

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I am a new parent as well,but I got a lot of advices from my mom. My baby was screaming bloody murder yesterday,and I believe he had gas problems,and might have been colic too. So I was told to get a little washcloth,or a gauze and put some oil on it,not soak in it,just a little bit in the middle,and warm it up on the stove,holding it in my hands. At first I was kind of confused,and I have to mention this : do not put it in the microwave :-)) just warm it up a little,and then place it on your baby's stomach. You can put a diaper over it to hold it better,and maybe also put the baby on the stomach. It helped a lot,and he calmed down very quickly. Also,if you ever buy lard,it's good to just warm it up a little too,and use it instead of the oil. But good luck to all of you :-))

Myriah - posted on 05/23/2010

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No, I have never heard of it. I will google it. Thank you so much for the suggestion.

Charlene - posted on 05/22/2010

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have you ever heard of the Nap Nanny. they work wonders for comforting gassy and colicky babies. i swear by mine. i highly highly recommend looking into getting one. it is by far the greatest baby product i have ever invested in. good luck!

Christina - posted on 05/21/2010

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The 5 "S's" were a lifesaver for me with my colicky baby (3 weeks 2 days) Swaddle...Side/Stomach..Swing...Shhh....Suck. Swaddle tightly, but not too tight he can't breathe, place him on his side/stomach, swing somewhat vigorously, make shhh sounds, give him something to suck on be it a pacifier, your finger, your nipple, anything works.

Victoria - posted on 05/21/2010

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Infacol is fab stuff and if you are bottle feeding Tommy Closer to Nature bottles are great.

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Hi mechelle if you have a colicky baby some times medicines such as gripe water and telement drops sometimes dont work ... but i can tell you something that works like magic is take your baby to the chiropractor i dont know how it works but its magic they actually help colic from the source its the best thing and all the moms i know have done this and no problems ...its not at all sore for the nunu and puts the baby to ease so quick you wont believe the transformation

Jessie - posted on 05/18/2010

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My mom suggested chamomile tea-nothing really has helped my baby much, but I don't think her cries are always colic either-she just seems to be a generally fussy baby-but chamomile is known to be good for this sort of thing, and if your breastfeeding you yourself can drink it and your baby should still see some benefits...

Shanon - posted on 05/18/2010

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my daughter had colic really bad she would literally scream for 8 hours straight and the only thing that worked for her was i switched her to the dr.brown bottles and switched her formula to enfamil nutramigen she stopped the screaming and slept through the night in 2 weeks. it worked great!

Amy-beth - posted on 05/17/2010

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I found a product called camomilia really helped my eldest and you can get it from a health food shop like rickard lanes or holland and barrett may do it as well it is a bit pricey but they last a good couple of months and really work great also help with sleep because they help baby relax.

Candice - posted on 05/16/2010

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Over the counter GasRelief Infant Drops is what I use faithfully. "Safe at every feeding" :) Expensive brand 'Mylicon'... He poops now! For real, it works. Also, a friend from Ecuador gave us an herb that works magic called Anise. "Aniseed is used with peppermint to treat colic" -

http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/se...

After reading this article I see this herb has tons of uses..cleaning of teeth, helps bring in breast milk..but we used it only by boiling water ~~~AND ONLY ADDING A FEW TINY SEEDS PER CUP!!~~ DO NOT OVERDOSE CHILD! WILL BE HURTING VERY BAD!!!! We kept some in a bottle and only gave him very small amounts and he would burp very well for us :) poop later, too! :)

Good Luck and remember only a few tiny seeds per cup!

OneLove

Staci - posted on 05/16/2010

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Use the Happiest Baby on the Block method of the 4 S's - swaddle, shush, sway & suck. Swaddle him up good and tight, make a loud shush noise in his ear, rock him, and give him a pacifier or breast to suck. Get the Happiest Baby on the Block video from your local library - it works so well!

Keri - posted on 05/16/2010

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put the lil nugget in his car carrier and put him on top the dryer and turn it on. My friend was tellin me about the gripe water, I havn't had a chance to try it yet, but I totally feel your pain. Makes you feel very helpless

Ashley - posted on 05/14/2010

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if little one may be gassy. try gentle moving their legs like a bike it relieve gas sometimes. go on a car ride or bounce the baby it could be alot of things. alot of people don't know what causes a colicky baby. i hope little one gets through it and it doesn't stay with the baby

Katie - posted on 05/10/2010

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I had this problem just last night, so my husband and I went to the nearest store with a 24 hr walgreens and got some gripe water, the kind we bought was Wellements Gripe Water for Colic, its all organic so you can't give your baby to much, my daughter is 4 weeks old and we gave it to you instant relief, she went to bed at 12:30am and sleep straight till 6:30am... So you can try it, it worked for me.

Good Luck & Hope your lil one gets to feeling better.

Rebekah - posted on 05/26/2010

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I have this problem as well. I have a colicky baby and it does get frustrating. The important thing to remember is to be patient, and if you need a break, take it! Even if it means just walking into the next room to cool off.



My mother found this website and gave it to me. I hope it helps :)



http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/html/...

Charlene - posted on 05/22/2010

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have you ever heard of the Nap Nanny. they work wonders for comforting gassy and colicky babies. i swear by mine. i highly highly recommend looking into getting one. it is by far the greatest baby product i have ever invested in. good luck!

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Hi mechelle if you have a colicky baby some times medicines such as gripe water and telement drops sometimes dont work ... but i can tell you something that works like magic is take your baby to the chiropractor i dont know how it works but its magic they actually help colic from the source its the best thing and all the moms i know have done this and no problems ...its not at all sore for the nunu and puts the baby to ease so quick you wont believe the transformation

Ashley - posted on 05/14/2010

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if little one may be gassy. try gentle moving their legs like a bike it relieve gas sometimes. go on a car ride or bounce the baby it could be alot of things. alot of people don't know what causes a colicky baby. i hope little one gets through it and it doesn't stay with the baby

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