colic

Tanya - posted on 12/31/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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Has anybody had a baby with colic, and if so what was it like and how did you deal with it?

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Bobbie - posted on 01/02/2010

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My baby had colic and it was awful. I tried everything and nothing worked really well. I found that the colic tablets did soothe her some. They are all natural and they sell them at Walmart grocery stores etc. I also read that the white noise sound helped to soothe them. It is a vaccum sound LOL so for a few months that is what played while she slept. It did soothe her and she did sleep but it was very noisy. I never tried the gripe water when I found the tablets I just stuck to them. I hope this helps some. They do grow out of it eventually I never thought that day would come but it does. Good luck to you :)

Heather - posted on 01/02/2010

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Yeah, I didn't enjoy baby time either and now, the most amazing experiences have been since she's grown and learned and changed. She was probably completely over it by about 6 months. She had to be put on Nutramigen, which is a dairy and soy free formula, and on Axid for reflux. Those seemed to tone down her symptoms until they subsided just enough for both of us to survive colic. Her ped. had tried several different things with her until we had finally gotten to those two solutions. The only thing though, was the Nutramigen is $25 per small can. Thankfully we qualified for WIC at the time. Anything to help her feel better though. I know how you feel though. At some points, I just felt so detatched from her because and again I hate to say it, but I couldn't stand my own infant. I feel terrible for now for how I felt.



Maiya's temperment now is overall just awesome. She is 3 though and we did go through the two's so it's not to say that she never had her emotion breakdowns and all out screaming fits. Now she's fairly quiet, well-behaved, and toned down. She's not a very hyper child, but again she is 3 and she does still have her moments. Our only problem with her is that she doesn't sleep much. We can't get her to go to bed, she doesn't usually nap, and she doesn't always sleep through the night.



I hope everything gets better for you and your baby. It should all subside soon and if not, check into other things that might be going on. There is other conditions that could cause him to cry that frequently besides reflux and a milk/soy intolerance/allergy. Just try to remain as calm and patient as you can cause he'll be able to sense any distress in you. Take breaks when you need to and let him cry in his crib when you have to. But GOOD LUCK! Oh and also, I discovered this soon after my daughter's colic subsided, but there's this thing called Gripe Water. It's meant for colicky babies, I never got to try it, but I've heard it really helps. You can get it at Babies R Us or Toys R Us.

Tanya - posted on 12/31/2009

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Quoting Heather:

My daughter had colic too and searched everywhere for anything that might of soothed her. She didn't just, it was more like a scream. It was terrible to listen to and sometimes I would just put her in her crib and let her cry because I didn't i was tired and frustrated and I didn't know what to do. My husband was in Iraq at the time. But, like Christine said, had to take it day by day. But I tried laying in the bath with her, putting her in the car and just driving around, putting her over my knees and patting her back, different lotions and bubble baths like the California Baby products, swaddling her REALLY tight and putting her over my shoulder helped sometimes.

Sorry I didn't realize I was writing a novel. But, colic was probably the most painful part of bringing her home and for the longest time I didn't think I wanted to ever have another baby because(and this might sound bad) I just didn't want to have to listen to another baby cry. But that quickly changed and I'm due in May. Excited though.


Wow thats exactly how I feel! My son is only 5 1/2 months old. I want to have more kids so badly but I just don't know if I can handle another kid screaming for hours on end, especially with other kids. Up to now having a baby hasn't been the most amazing experience! It's sad to say but its the truth. We've had such a trial with him. And to make things worse both of us pretty much had never held a baby before my son came! How long did it take for your daughter to completely rid of it and does she have a good temperment now? I'm terrified my son will never completely get over it and always be angry and grumpy lol. 

Heather - posted on 12/31/2009

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My daughter had colic too and searched everywhere for anything that might of soothed her. She didn't just, it was more like a scream. It was terrible to listen to and sometimes I would just put her in her crib and let her cry because I didn't i was tired and frustrated and I didn't know what to do. My husband was in Iraq at the time. But, like Christine said, had to take it day by day. But I tried laying in the bath with her, putting her in the car and just driving around, putting her over my knees and patting her back, different lotions and bubble baths like the California Baby products, swaddling her REALLY tight and putting her over my shoulder helped sometimes.

Sorry I didn't realize I was writing a novel. But, colic was probably the most painful part of bringing her home and for the longest time I didn't think I wanted to ever have another baby because(and this might sound bad) I just didn't want to have to listen to another baby cry. But that quickly changed and I'm due in May. Excited though.

Christine - posted on 12/31/2009

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my son had colic and it was horrible. If he was awake all he did was cry. It was very hard to deal with but i had to. I just took it day by day. He it got to the point where i couldn't handle the crying i would put him in his crib for a few minutes and just settled myself down. I prayed a lot too. i never prayed much before that but it kinda helped me stay sane.

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