colic help

Bernadette - posted on 01/29/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Hi 2 all,I've got a9 week old daughter who is suffering badly with colic ,any tips 2 help besides infacol as I don't think that helps at all,Thant x

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Andrea - posted on 02/01/2009

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gripe water.. you can also try lying them down for 5 mins or so and try burping again.. works for my boys

Michelle - posted on 01/30/2009

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My sister's little girl was colic and the dr.'s had her on a special formula called Nutramogen, she also use to wrap her up tightly and just rock her.  I feel for you, luckily I haven't had any that have been severe colic but I have had some nights where it seemed like the crying never ended.  My youngest was never diagnosed with it but when he use to get upset I use to hold him upright and rub his back while pacing the floor and humming lullabyes.  I did this for hours at a time at least twice a week.  My sister also said that her daughter would be more colic when she had her out on windy days so she always tried to stay in or at least make sure she was covered each time they went out.

Diane - posted on 01/30/2009

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My daughter went through the same thing for 3months straight.The only thing that quieted her down was the vacuum and Hypnotize by Biggy Smalls.I can laugh about it now because it was 4 years ago.But its horrible and sometimes you just need to put them in the crib and let them cry.It feels horrible to do but take a time out.

Judith - posted on 01/30/2009

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Hi, my baby boy was suffering from colic for a while too...I dont know what your situation is but I was nursing and each night after I ate dinner he would go insane for hours on end...Turned out that the spices we use to cook (garlic, onions, adobo, and sofrito which is comprised of peppers and other ingredients) were really hurting his tummy :( Now I'm eating a bland diet and he couldnt be happier...If you arent nursing you may wanna try changing his formula, or a product called gripe water ( sold at local pharmacies) as that seemed to really help him a bit...Good luck!

Terri - posted on 01/30/2009

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I had the same trouble with my 5 month old. I tried everything colic drops, infacol, gripe water, my health visitor shown me a massage 4 colic all of which only worked 4 a few days in the end i went 2 the doc because he got that bad n ended up vomiting bile, my doc put him on gaviscon for few days and ive never had a problem with it since.

Leah - posted on 01/29/2009

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I loved the baby swing. That help for a little while. Make sure there are new batteries in the machine because babies love to swing fast. I also had a baby sling. That helped a lot. But patience and love is the best you can give a baby.

Marie - posted on 01/29/2009

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i to am in your positon but getting over it nearly i tried dentinox which worked better than infacol also i talked to my heath visister and as my baby is bottle fed on cow and gate she recamended the comfort range which a thicker milk and easyier to digest this has worked so far maybe ask your heath visiters/docs advice... i also found standing up with her on my shoulder worked better than sitting :o)

Shannon - posted on 01/29/2009

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I thought I would never make it through that phase with my daughter. But we did! And you will too! I can't really think of anything that worked that great, lots of snuggles, back rubs, singing, rocking, and LOADS of patience. If you have tried everything, nothing is working, and you are running low on patience, step away for a min. I used to find if I would lay her down and step out of the room to take a quick breath, that it didn't take very long at all to go from "This is too much" to "I can do this". She WILL grow and as she does, she will grow out of it. Just keep doing everything you can to stay calm and to try to soothe your baby. You CAN do it!

Faith - posted on 01/29/2009

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Hi Bernadette,

My friend was going through the same thing and I was talking to my Health Nurse and she recommended a book called The Happiest Baby On The Block. It is supposed to be a really good book. Unfortunately it didn't work for my friend but it might be worth a try. I believe you can also get it on VHS and DVD.

Hope this helps some.

Faith

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