Corin - posted on 04/29/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )
Corin - posted on 04/29/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )
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Kandis - posted on 05/01/2009
My daughter was colic. She screamed everynight for 4 hours. We tried many things.. Such as putting her in her car seat and rocking her, rocking her at "a rock a second", putting her in the car seat on top of the washing machine while it is on the spin cycle, a warm bath, a car ride, you just need to use your imagination, every night it was something different to soothe Emmah off to sleep. Good Luck, remember it doesn't hurt to let your baby cry, it actually helps develop their lungs :)
Donna - posted on 05/01/2009
try changing the formula, and my doctor put him on zantac...i have a 6 week old that i know that feelign you feel like you are helpless when he is crying, you cant get anythign done aroudn the house... and try some mortin a little drop that will help with some of the pain... def try to change the formula to something that is more of the proteins broken down already and that is not milk base as your doc...i hope this helps
Jenny - posted on 04/30/2009
you can also use infants mylicon.I use the Dr. Browns bottles and they seem to help with excess air the way they are formatted.. Pain in the rump to clean but def. worth it for the baby
Jenny - posted on 04/30/2009
I would say first try switching the formula. I had to switch my baby to Similac Sensitive with Iron because he was very very gassy... and then I use "Little Tummies Gripe Water." I use it because he gets the hiccups and they get rid of them very fast, however it says it helps with colic too and its mostly organic ingredients. Since switching formulas I have had a much better experience. Also try baby massages after tubby time to try and relax your little love.
Vanessa - posted on 04/30/2009
My daughter had lots of problems with gas/colic and our peditrician told us to give her a probiotic called bio gaia (like what's in activia yogurt). It's over the counter at the pharmacy (we got ours at the pharmasave at Helmcken and Old Island Hwy) and you give 5 drops once a day. You can put it directly in their mouth or in the bottle. We put it in her bottle and the next day she was a completely different baby. She still gets tummy aches but more like once or twice a week instead of daily. She still gets gas daily but it doesn't cause her pain anymore so that's why the fussiness has stopped. Good luck and I hope this helps.
Christina - posted on 04/30/2009
How old is your wee one? Are you breastfeeding? We had problems with a colicy refluxy baby from 4weeks onwards and it turned out he is sensitive to dairy proteins and was getting too much through my milk (some babies have great difficulty breaking them down). I cut out all dairy from my diet-and it is super hard work as it is in everything these days! The change wasn't immediate as it can take a while for the proteins to clear from the breastmilk but around 1month later he was a different baby! He is now 4 months old and I try a little chocolate or milk now and again and he gets all colicy again, hopefully he grows out of it soon!
Di - posted on 04/30/2009
I used the NUK anti colic bottles and Infcol drops in his bottles and he is now great. we have had no further problems and stopped using the drops at 4 months. he has no wind problems now, what doesnt come up goes down!!!!!!
Mercedes - posted on 04/30/2009
My son had colic and we seemed to try every remedy available over the counter, some of them had a slight effect and some had none. It was only when i was talking to someone else who suggested that him milk may not be suitable for him (he had been bottle fed from day one with farleys/heinz formula milk) , might be too rich. we switched him to Cow and Gate Comfort and he was like a completely different baby after that.
The only thing that would settle him prior to that was putting some music on (the heavier the beat the better) and dancing up and down the room with him for as long as it took. swaddling occasionally gave some light relief too.
good luck, it will pass
Tierney - posted on 04/29/2009
I used Nutramagin which helped a little bit with my son. He drove me crazy when he was a baby. It also took us buying every type of bottle at walmart to find one that he liked and wouldn't give him a stomach ache. Good luck
Allegra - posted on 04/29/2009
i was lucky, neither of my kids had colic but i was a colic baby and my mom said the only thing that calmed me was putting me in my seat and putting it on top of the washer and turning the spin cycle on....good luck!
Katie - posted on 04/29/2009
I have been there! :) We used Similac Alimentum formula (worked better than the Nutramigen for us), Gripe water when necessary (can find at babies r us) and mylicon with feedings to help with gas. Also, just walking around outside seemed to really help our daughter calm down - try to hang in there, it WILL go away eventually!
Charlene - posted on 04/29/2009
My son was terrible with it i was up for 3 days straight at one point i tried everything but the things that worked for him was tommy tippee colic bottles they have a tube in the middle of them that release the air and at 4 weeks old i started putting gripe water in his bottles omg what a difference he was like a new baby withing 2 days the other thing i learned as well is when your making the bottles do not put the milk in till the water has cooled because the hot water makes the milk bubble so it adds loads of extra air so what i did was make my bottles put the gripe water into it put my scoops of milk into little food pots and only add they milk to the bottle when your baby wants one.
Jolleen - posted on 04/29/2009
I just read an article on a product called ColicCalm- good reviews and medically okay. Also have you asked your doc about GER or GERDS, my babe has it. If that is the case they could give the baby Zantac too.
Jenna - posted on 04/29/2009
Try DrBrown bottles - expensive but very good, i wouldnt use anything else. You can get them from all mothercare and boots stores ;-)
Tisa - posted on 04/29/2009
When my son was a newborn, what we thought might be colic turned out to be acid reflux. The doctor had us give him a tiny bit of mylanta after he ate, and it worked wonders, although I would definitely talk to your doctor before doing that.
Dayna - posted on 04/29/2009
Read 'The Happiest Baby on the Block' by Harvey Karp. It is amazing! I used his tactics with my son (now 10 weeks) and I have many friends and family members who have used it as well and it has worked wonders for everyone. A large SQUARE swaddle blanket and white noise CD will be your best fiend. There is a five step process to sooth your baby - Swaddle, Shush, Swing, Stomach/Side and Suck. In the first three months of life babies systems are going through such a huge adjustment after leaving the womb and these techniques help recreate that familiar environment.
If you are interested I am happy to explain it to you in more detail!
Ez - posted on 04/29/2009
I tried a bunch of different things with my first baby. I hope something here helps you.
* feeding for 10mins, burping, then repeat until full
* after a feed lying baby down and gentling 'cycling' the legs
* different burping positions
* chamomile tea
* Infacol drops (I guess they're similar to your Mylicon?) or other gas drops
* and I did get ingredients together to make 'gripe' water just in case
* slightly elevating the head of your bubs bed
Katrine - posted on 04/29/2009
have you tried nutramigen? its a lactose free milk for babyes:) you can ask your doctor. it worked so well for us:) good luck..
TianÃ¨ - posted on 04/29/2009
I know that feeling....its strange going into a waiting room and so easily spot a mother that have or had a colic baby...just watch for the mothers that cant keep their feet or legs still :) Ive tried walking up and down all night and you get so tired that you start walking in your sleep. Me and my baby used to sleep on the couch aswell, im sitting straight up sleeping with baby on my chest. You can also try drops you get at the chemist, its very strong but it really does help. Its called "Bach Remedy" its not colic drops but it calms the baby, so it helps colic babies to calm. Hope it works for you and good luck
Tina - posted on 04/29/2009
we used the drop in bottles which seemed to help some but i would sleep with my son on my chest on the couch he seemed to sleep very well right there and so did i lol we also used the vaccumm cleaner to help calm him down it really works. Hope you can get some rest.
. - posted on 04/29/2009
My son had alot of problems when he was born (due to the way he was postioned in my womb). I use NUK bottles, specially designed for collicky babies. I also took him to see an Osetopath which helped.