I'm trying Colic Calm on my 6 week old. The directions say to use up to 1/2 teaspoon. There are no other indications, so does that mean to use 1/2 teaspoon, or could you use less?

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Sheila - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Courtney:

I'm trying Colic Calm on my 6 week old. The directions say to use up to 1/2 teaspoon. There are no other indications, so does that mean to use 1/2 teaspoon, or could you use less?




I would ask your babies Dr because it may depend on how much your baby weighs and that way it dont harm your baby. I hope this helps? Leave a message with your Drs nurse to call you back that usually works great!

Naomi - posted on 02/04/2009

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If you want to use something more natural Gripe Water is wonderful. It really helps get the gas moving. I've used it with my 3 month old since she was 1 week old. I wish I would have known about it with my first child.

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You can use less but only up to 1/2 a teaspoon. I would call the pediatrician. I know colic is horrible but they should know better what to do with your child. I used colic tabs that are homeopathic, which you can buy at walgreens or cvs pharmacy in the babby section. Hope this helps.

Mary - posted on 02/04/2009

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When my son was having problems I loved it when I found little tummy's Gripe water it helped with everything from his coliciness to his gasness. It is also great if he gets the hiccups too. It is something my Ped. told me about. I also found online you can make your own too just do a little research for hompathic cures for babies.
But to answer your questoin it is up 2 1/2 teaspoon get a med eyedropper and that will really help you out. Good luck A little tip I found during the day dealing with a colicky baby that helped me alot too is to massage tummy and place a warm (not hot ) water cloth on there tummy afterwards it helps with the dicomfort they are having. Just keep in mind it does get better

Ann - posted on 02/04/2009

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Quoting Courtney:

I'm trying Colic Calm on my 6 week old. The directions say to use up to 1/2 teaspoon. There are no other indications, so does that mean to use 1/2 teaspoon, or could you use less?




i always found that if they have a dummy dip that in it hope you get to sort it x

Kareena - posted on 02/04/2009

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I would maybe start with a 1/4 teaspoon. I've never used it, I've only used Gripe water or Ovol. It's probably closer to the Ovol? Doesn't it have a dropper? Just start with a little and see if there are any results, or reactions (hope not). Then gradually increase the dose to 1/2 tsp. Don't forget to pump the legs and burp the baby after he/she has been lying down for a few minutes too! Is your crib raised up on an angle? It helps a little too. Colic must be the worst thing ever! My babies didn't have 'colic' but always had bad gas discomfort. Poor little things! good luck!

Naomi - posted on 02/04/2009

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I forgot to mention that there are different brands. I think the Baby Bliss brand works the best. I hope it helps your little one as much as it does mine.

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