Help my baby has real bad Coilc what do I do to keep my sainty!!!!!!!!!!
Sherie - posted on 03/25/2010
I understand your pain my son has colic and on top of that now has reflux and has been in a brace for hip dysplasia since he was 8 weeks (he is now 14 wks old) i use colic relief made by braur ( i think thats how you spell it) and now that im formula feeding as well as b/f im using Novalac AC for colic- it is specially formulated for a variety of different ailments - colic, reflux, constipation, diarrhea and for extra hungry sleepless babies since my son has been using this he has gotten so much better.Hope this helps it helped me so so so much.
Katie - posted on 03/23/2010
infants friend really works to bring wind up and its all natural also if bottle feeding check the teats not to fast as if baby is gulping heaps that makes them get loads of wind. it will pass a bout 12 to 14 weeks then it should get better. burp lots aswell :)
Jaime - posted on 03/21/2010
There is a book called "Happiest Baby on the Block" by Dr. Karp which I found VERY helpful in dealing with this. It has made a HUGE difference in my baby's temper. I would suggest you buy it and read it!
Basically, it says to first swaddle tightly (even if you think he doesn't like, do it anyway.) Then hold him either as if you were breastfeeding on his side, belly to yours or belly away from you, putting pressure on his belly. Then rock/jiggle/swing him. The more upset he is, the more vigorously you need to bounce him around (I would stand up, bouncing up and down while also swing side to side). And then SHHH loudly. I found that tiring and instead brough in the vacuum cleaner and turned it on (I read the noise inside the uterus is about as loud or louder than a vaccum cleaner! Don't ask me how they know this...). I found turning on the vaccuum alone would quiet my baby, but it wasn't enough to get her to fall asleep. It may take some time and you may need to do it a few times (he falls asleep and just as you put him down he starts right back up!) but stick to it and your 3 hour fits should shorten drastically. Stick to it. The book also says they throw themselves into such a tizzy that their own crying and thrashing about keeps them in an uproar because they are not aware that it's THEIR arms and legs hitting them and it's THEIR crying that is screaming in their ears.
The whole idea of the book is that they have suddenly been evicted of their home of nine months, where they were tightly confined, warm, jiggled to sleep, and had constant noise, and they can't handle the sudden room, cold, stillness and quiet. By swaddling, swinging, and making noise it mimicks the life they lived in your belly and calms them.
Laura - posted on 03/21/2010
My son is 3 months old and has bad colic, its such a nightmare! I fell so helpless as ive tried everything and only can be soothed for a short period. I know he will grow out of it soon but its so hard, i know what you are going through.
Rachel - posted on 03/20/2010
My baby had bad colic which has got so much better now that he is 3 months old. I tried Infacol, gripe water, dentinox drops and colief but i then found Chamomilla Granules in a local health shop and they were really good, also another homeopathic remedy is Windy Pops, this is meant to be very good and also contains main ingrediant of Chamomilla. Good Luck. Also, we always give my son a nice warm bath with Johnsons Lavander Bed time bath lotion every night and then massage in baby oil which relaxes him.
Naomi - posted on 03/19/2010
hi, my lil girl had colic and we tryed various things to relieve it, the only thing that we found that worked really well was colief drops that you have to put in their milk,they are £10 a bottle though but you can get them on perscription from your doctor. well worth trying them.
Melissa - posted on 03/16/2010
HEy Lacy, sorry to hear that your wee one has colic, there are a few things that may help, they certainly helped me when my babies were crying non-stop , but instead of explaining evrything, I'm just gonna tell you to pick up a copy of , "the Happiest baby on the block" it was a God send for me, I will praise that book for the rest of my days! it helped me, when nothing else would!
Kirsten - posted on 03/16/2010
There is something called colic calm as well you can try you order it on the net. My son loves to vibrate laying on his tummy (in his bassinett). We also call his pasi the cork, when first starts to cry we stick his pasifier in there and he will usally stop.
As for you ask for help from your support system. Ask someone to take your baby and give you some much needed me time to de-stress. Try to remember that is WILL get better and that is the only way they can communicate. Your not a bad mom for getting mad or frustrated, it happens to everyone. If no one is around to help you when baby is crying it is ok to leave them in thier crib and let them cry for a little while. My baby was inconsolible for me and I called daddy to come help us.
Lindsey - posted on 03/16/2010
Try burping more often, feeding your child warmer bottles, Mylicon drops before and after each bottle max of 12 times per day, vibrating bouncer chair, car rides, swings, bouncing the baby in your arms, putting them on their belly while rubbing their back, laying them on your chest and rub their back, and if worst come to worst call someone to come help you out or to help calm you. The more stressed you get the worse they get. With my child I constantly go through that list cause what may soothe her one day will be different the next day.
Lee-Ann - posted on 03/15/2010
Hey Lacy, Shame man. It is hard seeing them like that and there is nothing you can do.
It starts getting better from 8-10 weeks. I used Bennets colic mixture (South Africa) 1 ml per kg, which worked VERY VERY well. Another helpfull tip is to put baby on your forearm facing down and walking around as it puts pressure on tummy and soothes the pain. Also walking around outside in the fresh air all helped my little girl.
Just stick it out... it gets better!! ;-)
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