anyone have advice for a colicky baby?
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Elizabeth - posted on 07/06/2009
Im sorry my son hit something on the keyboard. Anyway, a good white noise machine and homeopathic colic tabs from Walgreens really helped us. Just remember this colicky phase will pass and this baby may have acid reflux... my son did. He was colicky until he started sitting up on his own and his belly was not hurting him anymore. I also put him on Similac Sensitive which really helped too. Good luck Mom!!
Kathleen - posted on 07/06/2009
My boy had Colic til labout 7 minths old. Its actually comething called GURD. Its like acid reflux. We switched formulas to soy but the Dr told us that babies who have a hard time digesting with MILK will also have a have an equally hard time with SOY. We switched to LACTOSE FREE formula and noticed an INSTANT change. The next day there was NPO crying or spitting up. It worked like a charm. he's almost 7 yearss old now and has ZERO problem with dairy.
Shannon - posted on 07/06/2009
My daughter was horrible colic and I found that if I laid her on a blanket on her tummy on the dryer while it was running it helped. Not that any mother has time to stand there and make sure the baby doesn't roll off but I was so desperate I'd try anything and the dryer at that house was in the kitchen (darn old farm houses) The only thing I can figure is the warmth and the slight vibration. Hope this helps
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Sunshine - posted on 07/06/2009
My daughter is very colicky baby when she was 2 to 3 months. I found out I have to give up eating certain food in order to stop my baby throwing-up all the time. When I figure out I cant eat certain seafood , vegetables and especially pineapple . My daughter stop throwing up and stop screaming. If you breastfed your child, you got to be extra careful what you eating dear..Hope this will help you and I know the feeling as I have been there. Takecare .
Anita - posted on 07/06/2009
Theres a all natural homopathic med u can give bubs called "viburcol" it helps with unsettled, colicy babies as little as one day old...its also good for teething and cold and flu symtoms...also taking ur baby to a chiro taht specialises with babies and toddlers helps too...
Kathleen - posted on 07/06/2009
The other 2 things we did was put a pillow UNDER the baby mattress to elevate the body slightly and also add a few teaspoons of rice cereal to teh baby's bottle. You may have to snip the nipple a little but all these things worked so wonderfully. It was so bad when Trenton was colic. He would start crying at 6pm sharp everynight and wouldnt stop for 5-6 hours... Give it a shot!
Cheryl - posted on 07/06/2009
baby massage is brilliant for colic.....my daughter was a ventous delivery and this aparently can cause headaches and colic......i done a baby massage course at my local clinic and it relly help to soothe and relax her, when using the massage tecnique on the torso area this helps to bring up the trapped wind.....colief drops were also good
Stina - posted on 07/06/2009
I hold my DD like a football tummy down so there is pressure on her tummy and then I sway back and forth while patting her lower back.
In the end, it's important to have people to call on so that you can get a break from it. The constant crying can be so very frustrating.
Sharon - posted on 07/06/2009
I found Colief drops a godsend for my youngest son and also if your baby is formula fed try one of the thicker formulas i dont know where u r from but in uk we have cow and gate comfort which is thicker so baby cant gulp it so quiclky taking in lots of air. I found it was all trial and error x
Charlene - posted on 07/06/2009
Well my 2nd son soon to be 2 months is also colicky and my first was too. I hate(d) every moment, it really makes you crazy,I understand how some moms flip out! The best advice I can give is all you can do is try everything, bottle, diaper, this that even try soothing them to sleep, the best thing I use is Oval drops, its better then gripe water, tastes better and works fast! Just keep reminding youself that it will end soon (around 3-4 months) it does get better, I tell myself this everyday when I'm stressed out! Its really hard to calm yourself down when all you hear is the baby crying even when you don't actually hear the baby, you still hear it! I understand your pain, just try to keep smiling and try (even though its hard) to get some sleep, being overtired makes it so much worse handle!
try running your vacum while baby is in swing or in crib sometimes the sound of the vacum will callm them , i have also heard that if u play a tape of nature sonds this soothes them too. and then there is swaddling the baby in a blanket , this is where u wrap the baby in blanket i usually placed blanket just under their armpits and wrap blanket around them snugly but not tight and this seem to soothe them.
Deanna - posted on 07/06/2009
I have a set of twin daughters who were colicky as well. I used to put them in their swings and run the vacuum cleaner to calm them down. I would also, bounce one of them on my knees with her tummy down, she really liked this one. Good luck
Carly - posted on 07/06/2009
Make a point of having time for yourself. This is good for all moms but especially those with colicky babes. Have dad or grandma take the baby for a walk or come so you can go for a walk. There is nothing you are doing wrong it just has to run its course. Good luck and take care
JENNIFER - posted on 07/06/2009
WE MEXCANS GO THE GROCERY STORE AND GET THIS LIL PACKAGE WHERE ALL THE SPICES ARE AND GET THIS TEA CALLED MANCANIA GO HOME BOIL IT IN WATER ADD A LIL BIT OF SUGAR FOR FLAVOR AND SHE SHOULD BE OK IT WORKED FOR ALL MY 4 KIDS
Melissa - posted on 07/06/2009
Have you had him checked for acid reflux...my bf daughter was VERY colicky and they found out she had severe acid reflux...she didnt vomit, it came up and would go back down...several episodes with in minutes. She would scream her head off for several hours every night...once she was put on meds she got much better..was colicky until about 3 months old. Good luck, sorry I dont have any other advice...hopefully someone else will!
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