Any Ideas to help a Colic Baby?

Sagen - posted on 12/09/2009 ( 17 moms have responded )

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My daughter is almost 2 months old and has developed colic and I am running out of Ideas to try to help her and console her. If anyone has any ideas or info please let me know.

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Thompson - posted on 12/20/2017

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Try the Babies Magic Tea my LO had the same problem and i came across this and it helped with other tummy issues also. Hope it helps :)

Amanda - posted on 02/17/2016

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My son was extremely colicky and after trying lots of remedies babies magic tea gave him releif.

Mollie - posted on 03/16/2011

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I have seen miraculous results with chiropractic care for colic. My 5 year old was so uncomfortable and upset all the time. Dr. said it was colic so we tried the gas drops which worked well for a short time. I took him to a chiropractor that adjusted him maybe four different times in a ten day stretch and we never had to deal with colic again. Since then I have seen this work for many other babies and their MOTHERS!! It sounds like it would be intrusive on their tiny bodies, but the comfort they get almost instantly after the adjustment is so worth it.

Tee - posted on 03/16/2011

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My middle one had it bad - the only thing that worked for him was the little tummies gas drops. Burp her after every ounce or 2, leaver her upright for at least 30 min. after a feeding (longer if she allows) Also try putting the baby on a warm hot water bottle while on your lap and rubbing her back, swings sometimes help, bicycle like motions with her legs can help too. Good luck and remember that this shall pass.

Candi - posted on 03/15/2011

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Oh man, one of my twins had colic until he was seven months old. I went CRAZY. (He has CP, and it's common for CP kids to have colic because evidently the spastisity hurts. but this aside is NOT to say your daughter has CP. I'm just explaining the length of the colic on our end. So, first of all, be sure to take care of you. Remember that it's OK to put her down in her crib and walk away for 10 minutes if that's what you need to do! Colic will end, and she'll be happy again, I promise. Do you have a baby sling? We called ours our "sensory deprivation chamber" because that's quite literally what Gabriel needed. When he was in it, he was completely covered and snuggled right up against us so that he wasn't exposed to a lot of light or sound. This and us walking around was the only thing that calmed him down for long periods of time. They recalled the sling we used (the Infantino) because people weren't watching to ensure that their baby's faces weren't covered. But, honestly, the more you can do to keep her from twitching constantly and having sensory overstimulation, the better your life will be. My friend Ellen tried this with her daughter as well, and it worked too. Sometimes we'd even swaddle Gabriel before sticking him in the sensory deprivation chamber just to keep him as warm and comforted as possible. Good Luck!!! seriously, take care of you. Hearing constant crying is really tough on your mental well being. But you're still a great mom! Trust me on this. A crying baby does not mean you're doing something wrong. Take a break, get out of the house (and take your baby with you. Go for walks around the mall in the stroller. The motion and lights will calm her.), and feel free to put her down if you're at your wits end. As long as she safe, she'll be fine to cry by herself for a few minutes so that you can go and have a cup of tea and take a bathroom break (or a five-minute shower so that you don't have to hear the crying).

Clare - posted on 03/14/2011

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I was told by my daughters doctor that she had colic, i've been told that there is no real such thing as colic its just what the doctors call it when they don't really know what is wrong. Most of the time it's gas or GERD (Gastro Reflux) i tried to tell my daughter's first doctor that i thought she had reflux but he choose to ignore it, so i changed her doctor and within seconds the new doctor decided that she had reflux, so i took her to a Gastro doctor who confirmed with tests that she had reflux. My daugher has asthma and GERD and i found homeopathic methods worked wonders for me. before i found out that she had reflux and she was put on med's for that. here is a link to the stuff i used with my daughter who is now 4 years old http://www.amazon.com/Boiron-Homeopathic...

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I was told that my baby was colic and found out at about 2 months that she had acid reflux. Because she was a preemie they said her little flappy thing wasn't developed to keep the acid down. Make sure it isn't that. Dr.s don't like to diagnose that and sometimes you really have to put up a fight. Try all the other things for colic first but if that doesn't work talk to the Dr. about acid reflux and do some research on things to do for your baby when they have it. It made a big difference with our baby. The crying and chocking stopped and we had a happy baby. Friends of mine went through the same thing.

Bobbie - posted on 01/02/2010

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I used the colic tablets that you can get from Walmart all natural and I also downloaded the white noise sound lol sounds funny but it worked it is the vaccum sound she loved it and she slept most nights pretty good.

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i used to push my daughters legs in torward her tummy this would help with the gas but running the vaccuum really seemed to sooth her.

Meghan - posted on 12/30/2009

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hold the baby in the "football" hold position. look it up on the internet. it applies just enough pressure to the tummy to help ease the pain. sometimes it was the ONLY thing that would help. my girls are going to be 2 in feb and still have gas issues.

Cassana - posted on 12/29/2009

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Hi, my son had herendous colic from about 4 weeks old until about 4 months old, we discovered that he had a lactose intolerance and that was through my own research as the doctors were really not helpful. We put him onto SMA lactose free formula and he was a different baby! we were so relieved. Since then I've had a few friends have babies and a couple have found that just switching the milk to this lactose free formula made all the difference. Intolerance is one of the most common causes for colic and yet not many know about it as it appears not even most doctors realise. both of my sons had this intolerance but I caught on very quickly with our second and changed his milk asap, they both grew out of it by the time they were about 1 which is very normal and they have no ongoing intolerances or allergies that we're aware of. Hope this is of some help and that your baby settles down for you soon x

Rachel - posted on 12/29/2009

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Have you tried melting soft peppermints in hot water? It worked wonders on my 4 yr old when he had colic.

Brittany - posted on 12/29/2009

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just burp her for longer periods of time, when your baby gets gas and they dont burp it out it has to go through their intestines which are small so it hurts them.

Jessica - posted on 12/21/2009

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I also switched to the Dr. Browns bottles. My children are ear infection magnets, sometimes the inner ear doesn't mature as quickly as other parts. What helped with the ear infections, reflux and colic was to prop one end of the crib up ( like 2 dictionaries high).
It helped drain the inner ear... I don't know why it helped with the rest (gas could come up more easily?). Good luck and make sure you get breaks even if it's running to the grocery store. **hugs**

User - posted on 12/20/2009

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i switched to Dr Browns bottles, they may be expensivve but they helped no end, it was worth the money to stop the screaiming in pain. i also used infacol and winded Lex, more frequentlyl.

another thing to note is not to feed them in their carseats the position is wrong and can encourage colic etc

Shelbra - posted on 12/20/2009

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Is she being fed formula? My friend had the same problem with her baby which is two months old, he was being fed formula, so the doctor switched him to Enfamil Nutramigen and put him on the Dr. Brown bottles. So far he's been doing well, no issues. Hope this helps. I've never experienced colic with any of my three children.

Sharalyn - posted on 12/10/2009

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Small feeds frequently, burp midway through feeds, Hyland's colic tablets, gripe water (look for non-alcoholic), make sure it isn't reflux. ((hugs)) Colic is rough on baby and parents!

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