Any suggestions to deal with Colic?

Amy - posted on 03/28/2010 ( 36 moms have responded )

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I have a 7 week old with Colic and my husband and I are going crazy!!
Any suggestions for remedies or ways to deal with it?
Our 1st son also had Colic but the things that worked with him have not been working with this one.
We have switched from Enfamil Gentlease to Carnation brand in the orange can, seems to be helping a bit. Gripe water seems to be helping some also.

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Komal - posted on 04/05/2010

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give ur baby a teaspoon of gripe water everynight before goin to bed.. n masage on his belly wid mild warm mustard oil ... it works for my daughter ..!!! warm a towel wid iron n put on his belly for sumtime, try doin dis 4-5 times!!!

Darcy - posted on 04/01/2010

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My 7 week old has colic also, and we have been using gripe water as often as possible which has been helping. I took him to a pediatric chiropractor a couple days ago and he is like a different baby. He has calmed down immensly, he has started to coo and smile, and we can actually enjoy him now:). We go back for a couple more treatments but already I can't believe the difference!! If you can, give that a try...it can't hurt.

Lindsey - posted on 04/17/2010

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Hi I have four children and always thought I had experienced colic to different degrees in my first three, but I had not! My six week old daughter had terrible colic she would cry every evening uncontrollably for between 1 and 4 hours it was heartbreaking not being able to help, when it progressed into the day too I changed her milk to Aptamil comfort this helped greatly but did not completely ease the situation we now use colief drops with this milk and wow i have a happy smiling girl would recommend to anyone. I did run out of the drops recently and thought I will see if they are still makig a difference so gave her a few bottles without, the awful painful screming came straight back . I now get them on prescription no more running out !!

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Beth - posted on 10/17/2013

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Ask your pediatrician about Probiotics or possible reflux medication for babies. Vibrating seats and white noise machines - good luck - we were there!!!!

Roisin - posted on 04/18/2010

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I have 9 week who has had colic since 2 weeks ..Boots sell a swaddle which is great and also there is audio cd's on amazon which help with colic so when the baby starts being coliky play the cd for 10 minutes and it will calm them

Lacey - posted on 04/17/2010

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my daughter has colic as wellnshe is trating to grow out of it. we give her milicon drops after every feeding. also making sure her milk is always warm helps because they can digest it easier.after feedings also try swaddling the baby. the tightness makes them feel secure and relax. sometimes rocking the baby with your and his or her shirts off helps.they like skin to skin contact. i know how hard it is. sometimes i felt like my baby just didnt like me.it gets better tho!

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ask your doctor about GERD its baby acid reflux my first was really colicy and the doc gave us a speical sling and we had to put his crib at a 35degree angle

Sabrina - posted on 04/15/2010

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GRIPE WATER!! My son is also 7 weeks and has colic, we tried that last weekend and within 5 minutes he was calm and sleeping!! Little Tummys make it, so it's safe. I was just at the pedicatrician last night, she said that holding the baby is the best thing, I know I was shocked that a DR said that but she did. Swaddling, swinging, swaying, sucking (nuk), shushing. The dr said those 5 to. She also said stop and give the baby a bath if they like baths, she said you can't bathe a baby too much. And taking the baby outside or for a car ride. I don't know about a car ride, because I wouldn't want the baby to get to used to going in the car all the time. But hey whatever works! Good luck!

Jen - posted on 04/13/2010

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Ive been taking an infant massage class..there is a belly rubbing technique that works well for my lil one..
1 start off with using both hands one after the other starting just below the ribs and drag your hand down thier belly to their diaper (6 times),
2 raise thier knees up towards their tummy and hold (6-10 seconds) (i sometimes use a gentle side to side slight rocking motion)
3 rub tummy in clockwise motion (can do one hand or 2)
4 knees up again (same as 2)
Repeat 2 more times..if you can do before colicky period..may help
Ill also sometimes have my hands laid on his stomach side by side..thumbs in then with firm gentle pressure press thumbs towards sides. This is all from the IAIM infant massage strokes (International Association of infant massage) not sure if they have a website but may be worth a look

Andrea - posted on 04/12/2010

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My son is 8 weeks old and also has colic. We use colief drops and infacol. We also have anti colic teats on advent bottles. Combined everything seems to help and he only cries for one or two hours now. The thing that settles him best is a fisherprice swing we brought for him. Keep my little one on the move seems to really help him drop of to sleep x

Summer - posted on 04/10/2010

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i had the same problem and gripe water really worked for my daughter. at my local co-op they sell colic water and colic tablets and the tablets seem to be more effective. they just dissolve on her tongue and five to ten minutes later she is feeling much better. sometimes she needs a second dose after about half an hour, but that usually takes care of it.

Michelle - posted on 04/08/2010

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Instant gas relief(mylicon) has worked wonders or if you go online and look up 'Colic Calm' that works amazing as well! My Aunt bought it for me and swears by it as well. It's a little spendy and you can't buy it in stores, only online, but it's great and well worth it! Hope this helps you a little bit! Good luck!

Stacy - posted on 04/08/2010

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We changed his formula to Similac Alimentum...it's very expensive but my son has changed drastically. He sleeps much better and is calm. A warm bath is a quick fix too!

Laura - posted on 04/08/2010

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i no how you feel my daughter is colicy and ive tried everything including gripe water which worked on my other two children what i find works the best with my daughter is a warm bath it calms her right down and relaxs her

Samantha - posted on 04/07/2010

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My little one had the same problem, I tried gripe water but it didn't help much. Try running a warm bath for your baby, putting him on his tummy in the bath, make sure you have enough support keeping his head up other wise he'll feel insecure. Babies tend to float in the bath so you can have the water quite deep. You will notice that once your baby is relaxed in the bath he'll start breaking winds, just make sure you have a towel and everything ready to take him out because he's garanteed to make a poo in the bath. This helped for my little one and she loved it.

Jessica - posted on 04/06/2010

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get warm water in a bottle like four oz and put a peperment candy in it. it helps my daughter had it bad and it calmed her down and it went away but it takes time if you give it to them. its very old fasioned trick

Maria - posted on 04/05/2010

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hi my bubs has reflux,what works the best is keepn bubs upright after a feed patting her back for 15-30mins,hard early morning feeds but worth it.wind bubs half way dueing feed and after,burping is the key.dummy works to extend feed times.try not to over feed makes it worst.when changing bubs lift legs up now and then releases gas build up.I use a front back in the mornings to get me jobs done and bubs remains upright and asleep.dont worry it gets easier as you get wiser.enjoy bubs even in tough times .

Sarah - posted on 04/05/2010

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I highly recommend that you read the book "Happiest Baby on the Block". I think if I had read that book with my daughter (who is now 3 years old) we could have avoided much of her colicky-ness. We've been implementing the techniques with our 7-week-old and it is working wonders.

Epiphany - posted on 04/04/2010

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try hold his legs up and there is some milk called lipil nutramigen and it worked for mine

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We don't have colic, but a laying my son tummy down on a warm wash rag inside a plastic bag always calms him down when his stomach hurts. He also likes to be swaddled-well, he "likes" it, in that after freaking out for a bit he calms down. If you haven't done it yet, your baby will need to be taught to like being swaddled.

Sebaga - posted on 04/04/2010

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Telament Colic drops.. about 12 drops with every bottle of milk will do the trick.

ME - posted on 04/04/2010

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Gas drops and gripe water are the only things working for us. I have a girlfriend who has changed her diet with some success...but she had to quit eating everything! No eggs, nuts, dairy, or wheat...I'm already a vegetarian, so, not sure what I'd be eating if I cut out all of that stuff...good luck, I know it's tough!

Ree - posted on 04/04/2010

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Does your baby have a dummy at all. Our little boy is 7 weeks aswell and he started to get colic at 4 weeks. He didn't have a dummy up until then. He now has one and it helps to settle hi down, When he is really bad he has dummy and we cuddle him close to us. As the closeness comforts them as they can feel your heatbeat as when they were inside you. And its a good bonding time aswell. We was stressed to begin with but now have a routine with it. When he starts to get unsettled we give him his dummy and cuddle him. It usually starts around 5pm tp 6pm and we get him settled by 9:30 to 10:30pm. A good site to go to to find out information about colic and anything in general is http://www.babycenter.com.au on here you can find out lots of information. We don't really use anything now. Was using Infant's Friend. But as I found out on this site colic is not caused by wind trapped in their tummy's. They have done studies and can not find a actual cause for colic. Its just something that happens. And with the dummy aswell there have been studies that have shown it helps in the reduce risk of sids. Hope I have helped

Kristin - posted on 04/03/2010

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My son started getting colic at around 4 weeks. I brought him in the emergency room about 2 weeks ago because it was so bad and they did an ex-ray and he was full of gas. They switched his formula to similac isomil and it seems to be working. When he does get into the rage though I walk around with his Knees bent against my chest while he looks at me. That seems to help the gas. Also, try feeding him less more often with milocon at every feeding. That helped alot too. Good luck. I know it can be really hard on you.

Kelly - posted on 04/03/2010

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Mylicon gas drops might help, but when my daughter had colic she really loved being tightly swaddled cause it puts a little pressure on their bellies. Good luck!

Marion - posted on 04/03/2010

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my 5 wek old has colic n im using coleif drops n colisyth granules u can use both 2gether n it really works .

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You could try an Amby Baby Motion Hammock. You can put Bub in the swing and either swing it sideways, back & forth, or bounce up & down. Also, infants friend which is available from the chemist will help too. And, if you have not tried already, a dummy does soothe.

Keri - posted on 04/02/2010

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Try Bio Gaia, it is purchased over the counter and is to be kept in the fridge. It was suggested to me by our doctor and has worked. It is natural bacteria that we all have but for some reason some babies do not.
Also try the Baby Whisperer, it is a book you can buy to get your baby into a routine.

Wendy - posted on 04/01/2010

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My 7wk old has problems with colic as did her 15yr old brother. Running water, running vaccum cleaner, and car rides worked for oldest. They dont really work with my youngest but gas drops work great. I bought the store brand and they work .Rocking and bouncing help her also. I hope you find something that works for you.

Arianna - posted on 03/29/2010

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I went to a natural herb store and made a little bag with lavander, chamomille, and. When he had colic I wouold warm it up a little int the microwave and put it on his belly. Also, I laid him on his belly on a pillow and patted his back, and my favorite was is to push his legs back. Always works! Hope these work out!

Annette - posted on 03/29/2010

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Can always try Mylicon drops, its been helping my little girl out. Can get it at any stores i believe

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