My son has colic any suggestions on how to make him feel a little bit better?
Lauren - posted on 03/10/2010
Warm baths! Also google the colic hold, its a special way to hold your baby that makes their tummies feel better. Sometimes we walk around the house for two hours holding her like that but it stops her from crying and she eventually falls asleep!
Ramatu - posted on 03/09/2010
infacol is good but it only helps with the gas and relieves a little bit,u can also lie him on his stomach,makesure you are watching or press his stomach with warm water using a towel esp the belly botton area,not to worry,it will go before he is 3months and as he gets older,it gets better.
Rita - posted on 03/09/2010
Hi sarah my liitle one also suffers from colic and i am using gripe water also and it helps but if u struggle with wind what i do is lie her on the bed and lift her legs towards her tummy and drop down it helps them as well to get rid of the trapped wind hope this helps....
Essraa - posted on 03/09/2010
U CAN USE ANISE TEA HERB, BECAUSE IT'S A NATURAL CARMINATIVE, THAT HELPS GET RID OF GASES EASILY, USE ABOUT 120-140 ML OF BOILING WATER ON THE PACK AND LEAVE FOR 5 MINUTES.
U CAN ALSO ADD PEPPERMINT PACK IN THE SAME WATER ALSO FOR 5 MIN, THEN REMOVE AND PUT WATER INTO BABY BOTTLE AND COOL, THEN SERVE
GIVE TI ONCE A DAY, PREFERABLY AT NIGHT
Nadre - posted on 03/09/2010
Myself and a friend of mine have both achieved some successful results using the Tommee Tippee (Closer to nature) bottles. Also, a hot water bottle or warm bean bag on the baby's tummy tends to soothe cramps just as it does in us adults. give it a try... Good Luck!
Louisa - posted on 03/09/2010
My daughter got colic too and I took her to a chiropractor. After roughly 5 minutes with him she slept through that night and has hardly cried since. He saw her three times in total, each for about 5 minutes - and she was not in pain for any of those sessions either. Honestly, I'd recommend it to anyone with a colic baby.
Nichole - posted on 03/08/2010
I bought this little hot/cold pack and run it under hot water for a few minutes then put it on my son's tummy. Really helps him... I found it at Old Navy of all places. We also use Similac Alimentum formula and saw almost immediate results!
Shannon - posted on 03/07/2010
My son too had colic in the begining. I was recommended by an RN friend of mine to get what is called "Gripe Water" It's all natural all organic, just read the instructions on how much to give them and mix it in thier food or bottle or give it to them straight, I recommend bottle, but it DOES work and it's mainly for colic but it works for hiccups and gas as well :)
Yvonne - posted on 03/06/2010
Get "The Happiest Baby on the Block" by Dr. Harvey Karp! It's on a dvd (I highly suggest it so you and the father can watch it together - and it's instructional) and the book (a little more in depth). My OB recommended it and it's A GODSEND!!! We are all happy because of it~ It is going to be my shower gift to future preggie friends/family.
Kelli - posted on 03/06/2010
Go to a great Gonstead chiropractor. I used to work for one and he routinely fixed colic in newborns with a two second adjustment. I took my now 14 month old daughter to him for colic at two months and three adjustments later and colic was GONE. My newborn son also went to him at three weeks and two adjustments later, his colic was gone. Good luck. Also, you can try Humphrey's or Hylands colic tablets. Completely safe for babies.
Diane - posted on 03/06/2010
Hi Sarah, Colic is miserable for you and your baby. My little boy has suffered and been really bloated and uncomfortable and I'm breastfeeding so don't believe people who say breastfed babies don't get it! I've found Colief drops have worked wonders and made him loads more comfortable. It's not cheap but my doctor prescribed it for him so I can get it for free in the UK. It works loads better than Infacol which was what the midwife recommended. Apparently the problem quite often is that they don't produce enough lactase (the thing that breaks down the lactose in milk) and that's why they get bloated and have problems pooing and get really uncomfortable. the drops can be added to warm formula about half an hour before feeding or you can add it if you make up earlier and keep it in the fridge ready to go. The most important thing is, even if you can't find a remedy, IT WILL PASS! I know it doesn't feel like it when you're going through it but as he gets bigger he'll get better at producing his own lactase and it usually clears up by about 3-6 months old. Hope he's feeling better soon
Marie - posted on 03/06/2010
With my little guy I got a moby wrap a week ago It has worked wounders. Hes in it all day need to go buy a second next week so i have an extra. With my first 2 they were on Alimentum worked great. with this one I am breastfeeding and gonna try to cut out milk and dairy as much as I can.
Tammy - posted on 03/06/2010
Go to Youtube and look up vacuum cleaner sounds. I found one titled "7 hours and 53 minutes of vacuum cleaner sounds". I turn it up a little and my 7week old is fast asleep in seconds! Babies love the this noise and it doesn't cost a cent! Good Luck!
Stephany - posted on 03/06/2010
If you are breast feeding, make sure you are not feeding too often as this can often compound the problem. Otherwise let him lie across your lap on his tummy and tap/rub his bum, the pressure on his tummy often helped mine, and my current baby number 5 has less colic than any others. He also has a lot of tummy time and this seems to really help. I also find sometimes, that what i thought was colic sometimes turned out to be over tired and simply putting him down for a sleep worked.
The best thing though is not to get upset or take it personally, some babies get it, some don't. If you are worried take him to the doctor, one of mine turned out to be constipated and his nappies were simply overflow!
You will both get through it. Relax and he will find it easier to relax.
Hope things get better soon!
Dana - posted on 03/05/2010
My first had colic really bad. I checked out Dr. Harvey Karp's Happiest Baby on the Block DVD from our library and it helped a lot. He has some really good tips on how to calm our little ones down. Good Luck! I know that it can be very frustrating and upsetting for you as well!
Sonya - posted on 03/05/2010
My little boy is 8 weeks old and has colic really bad, hes had it since he was 3 weeks old, its hard for me to hear him crying so can imagine how your feeling. You could try a little bit of cooled boiled water or calpol, if it gets that bad, i tried gripe water it just made him worse. Hope this helps
Jenny - posted on 03/05/2010
My 8 week old gets really colicky in the evening. I've tried gas drops and gripe water and they definitely help some, but for me the only think that completely stops the crying is a really warm bath. I keep a warm washcloth on her tummy while she's in and then massage her tummy. She ends up passing a LOT of gas and then feels better. Some nights she's had three or four baths but so far it's always calmed her down.
Hi. My first baby had very bad colic. Changed to Dr Brown bottles they are fantasic. They have a vacumn to reduce the amount of air in the milk. Infacol also works but takes about a week to be fully affective. I'm using both with my 8 week old daughter and so far not been too bad. Its tough to hear them so upset but it does stop as quickly as it starts so hang in there, Gripe water is great also but not sure what age you can start using that from. Good Luck.
Kelsey - posted on 03/04/2010
My first baby had colic from 3 weeks to 6 months. I was nursing her so I stopped eating and drinking dairy (milk protein allergy) and that helped immensly, but if you are using formula that wont help too much...if he is really crying alot and you cant console him try using white noise. What I did was turned a radio onto static and put it right near her ears and it soothed her. Also, you can try the hair dryer too. It has to be loud enough that he can hear it over his crying. My daughter also loved the swing. She napped in it and was basically in it all day until she was 6 months old. I didnt find that gripe water or any other drops worked for her...I would steer clear of Iced Tea however...he might be too little to handle that and it could make his tummy pain worse. Have you tried swaddling him? Wrap him up tight, turn on the white noise ( you can buy a white noise cd) and put him in the swing. I really feel for you. If you need any more advice please msg me. I've been there and know how difficult this can be. Good Luck.
PS. Soy can contain the milk protein casein which causes the issue so switching to the soy formula may not help...I would take the suggestion about Nutrimagen, I've heard this works. Also, try Dr. Brown's bottles with the straw like tube that is inside the bottle. This can reduce gas build up. Also, burp alot, feed in an upright position, keep him upright for about 30 mins after the feed...
Randi - posted on 03/04/2010
you could try enfamil's formula called nutramigen its for babies with colic due to a cows milk allergy i know its kind of expensive but it says it often helps within 48 hours. you can find more info about it on enfamils website. i hope this may help your lil one
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