Any suggestions for a colic baby??? Iam getting very tired and iam not sure what to do for him i feel helpless :(

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Amanda - posted on 12/05/2015

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It's common in newborns that they get fussy due to colic and gas. Try babies magic tea. Hope it will soothe your sleepless child.

Julie - posted on 01/08/2009

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thank you everyone for all your suggestions!! Jordan (my son) and i appreciate it VERYmuch! :)

Kaleena - posted on 01/08/2009

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I feel for you!! My son was horribly, horribly colicky for 8-9 months and right at the end of it I read somewhere to try yogurt. (they live cultures are supposed to help baby digest)  I started buying these little yogurt drinks called bio salud and adding them to his bottle. I honestly don't know if the yogurt did it's thing or if he just finally grew out of it, but it definately didn't hurt anything!



Also, swaddling was a must and I also used to put a warm blanket down in his bed before I tried to lay him down. Everytime he'd hit a cold sheet he'd wake right up screaming his head off.



Good luck with everything. If you try the yogurt thing let me know. I'm really curious to see if it deserves the credit...

Dianna - posted on 01/08/2009

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Read Happiest Baby on the Block. Some of the suggestions in there seem crazy - but they do work. Sushing in my son's ear loud and steady seemed to soothe him. Also letting my son sleep in his bouncy chair or car seat instead of his crib help. Hang in there!

Stacey - posted on 01/08/2009

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My youngest was colicly from the start. Milicon drops helped. My peditrician also recommened 1 oz of chamameal tea brewed not too strong or too hot. Also putting a baby blanket in the dryer so it is warmed but not too hot and wrapping it around the little ones tummy helped my daughter. I would also wrap her in a Moby wrap (like a sling but I could wrap her vertically against my chest) she like the warmth, being able to hear my heart beat, and as a walked it bounced her. The wrap worked quite well since she was calm and i could still get house work done while she slept. I had a 18mth old at the time. Good Luck and remeber that it doesn't last forever even though it feels like it.

Nicole - posted on 01/08/2009

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hey my 4 month old daughter was very colicy try something called colic calm you can buy it online its kidna expensive and messy but its all natural and helps alot. the dr also put her on previacid for acid reflux and alimentim formula also a colic medicene she is a very happy baby now, i know its very hard but it will be over soon

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Chamomile Tea is good natural option. Just let it cool to room temp and give no more than 2 oz. at a time to make sure your baby has room for regular food. Or if you are breastfeeding, my lactation consultant told me about Ginger Root Supplements to take. Both have worked for me.

Nakia - posted on 01/08/2009

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Quoting Julie:

Any suggestions for a colic baby??? Iam getting very tired and iam not sure what to do for him i feel helpless :(



 



Similac Alimentum works within 24hrs..expensive but worth every dollar! ask your pediatrian about it and if u rec WIC it is covered with a doc letter. my son was colic as soon as i stopped breast feeding and i thought i would lose it!  





 

Andrea - posted on 01/08/2009

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Quoting Julie:

Any suggestions for a colic baby??? Iam getting very tired and iam not sure what to do for him i feel helpless


"colif " you can get it from the cemist it's about £9 sum thing (sum times you can get it fom the doctor) it woked wunders for me and my conunis but you have to add to a bottle so no gud if you r breastfreeding

User - posted on 01/08/2009

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chamomile tea for your baby. and a lot of aspirin-for you of course! haha! also try using white noise (like the sound of a fan) you can also purchase one of those huge excercising balls place your baby tummy side down (be careful). The ball will actually relief the pressure in your babies tummy... you can also lay your baby on its back and gentle roll the air out of your babys tummy by grabbing their feet/knees to chest and in a circular motion move across your baby. dont put knees to close to chest-it will actually put your baby in more discomfort-good luck! mother of three



 

User - posted on 01/08/2009

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My little Emma cried for 5-10 hours a day for 4 months - now she is down to about 3 hours per day. Every baby is different & as Emma grew what helped changed as well. Some of the things that worked for me were/are:

-swaddling

-shushing

-singing

-walking, walking, walking

-stroller walks

-car rides (make sure there aren't a lot of stop lights)

-baths

-extra burping during & after feeding

-infant massage

-distracting or change in activity every 20 minutes for new stimulation

-slightly inclinging the crib, change table etc. to help air rise (head at higher end)

-quiet, calming talks

-laying watching the ceiling fan

-silliness

-BABY EINSTEIN videos!

-tummy time

-standing/ sitting practice

-"Colic" natural relief of colic/gas pain found at health food stores

-running a little desk fan (not directly on baby) to help them sleep - keeps out background noise & provides a soothing sound for babe

-if breastfeeding fennel/dill tea for mom

...those just off the top of my head



For parents:

-coffee

-get help - even if it's only for 15 minutes to take a shower!

-rest as much as possible - baby comes with her own alarm

-Keep calm - baby can pick up on anxiety

-If you need to let her cry it is okay just make sure she is saf ein her crib (ear plugs for 10 minutes will save your sanity)

-Appreciate the calm moments - when she is peaceful watch her for an extra few minutes & enjoy the feeling

-Get out as much as possible - although it can seem impossible - keep trying! A walk around the mall with a baby sleeping in your stroller is something to look forward to!

-Prepare when baby is asleep - premake a few bottles, get diapers, spit rags etc. ready for when babe wakes

-Know that the baby is okay - if a doctor has looked at the baby & says it is colic then trust that it is just some gas & nothing more serious

-Find a home hobby, scrapbooking, slideshow making, or whatever that you can do when you have a few peaceful moments to distract your mind

-BREATHE



I hope this was helpful - if there is something else I will post as well!

Emily - posted on 01/08/2009

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The bestthing I found is going to Walgreens, and purchasing Gripe water.  This stuff is all natural, and a mirical!

Alexis - posted on 01/07/2009

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You can either take her for a car ride, or what I did was I put my baby in her car seat and then put that on top of the dryer and turned on the dryer. It seemed to work. It put her to sleep for a little bit. Good Luck!

Joie - posted on 01/07/2009

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This worked for my son and it took us 2 and 1/2 months to figure out, I was trying to breast feed him, and we figured out on of the reasons he could not or would not latch is that he was lactose intolerant. So we switched him over to a soy based formula and he was less colicky and a much happier baby. Oh and Oval worked great for us. I hope this helps.

Anna - posted on 01/07/2009

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If nothing works, put the lo in to the pram and walk about the house. Mine had colic for six months, and I know how hard it can get. Here I have a little warning don't overdo it with rocking her to sleep too much cos later she will not know how to fall asleep without it.



 

Crystal - posted on 01/07/2009

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Just relax, go take a break. If your spouse is home make them take a turn. Your baby can feel ur frustration so if u have to...put the baby in his or her bed an go have a nice 15 min shower. This is what a nurse told me to do so its ok. If you know your babies fine then go for it. burp them lots!!! i mean lots! with my son i used to burp him after every 2 ounces an made him burp 2 or 3 times before i gave the bottle back. put them on there tummy for abit. get the gas out. thats all u can do...teh colic will pass before u know it, but make sure your taking turns with your spouse, an if u have to, call a friend an have them babysit for a night or even a few hrs so u an ur honey can go out an have a relaxing time!!

Desiree - posted on 01/07/2009

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We got the DVD the Happiest Baby on the Block as a gift. A few things it suggests is swaddling the baby tightly, holding the baby in his/her side, and letting the baby suck on a pacifier. My son is 5 months old, and my niece is 3 weeks younger than him. She was with us over the holidays, and she cried a lot. Holding her with her tummy to my forearm seemed to help a lot. I also use the Dr. Brown's bottles, and yes they are expensive, but they're totally worth it!

Dawn - posted on 01/07/2009

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i don't know if this would work or not but i just started using gripe water for my little guy because he is very gassy and would cry a lot and wake up every few hours at night. the dr suggested it. it says on the bottle that it is also good for colic. you can get it at wegman's or walgreens. it's all natural so it's worth a shot right? i didn't think it would help either but i asked on here if anyone had tried it and got like 50 responses all good for it. hope it gets better for you soon. it seems to be working for my son. he's not as fussy anymore. still wakes up at night though. but i think he's just hungry.

Stephanie - posted on 01/07/2009

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try static from a radio. Worked great for my son. I had to turn it up pretty loud. I laid him in his crib.

Amber - posted on 01/07/2009

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my son was colicy all the time! it turned out that he had severe allergies to almost everything i was eating. milk, soy, all kinds of things. if you have a history of lactose intolerance then maybe talking to your doctor would be a good idea

Jessica - posted on 01/07/2009

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My baby boy use to have colic everynight went he was 2 month and just like you, you come to a point when you don't know want to do anymore. So I call the city nurse service and she told me to give him a hot bath and it work. He calm down and fall asleep right after the bath.

Sara - posted on 01/07/2009

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My daughter had colic, and she cried for 4 hours straight everyday for 5 months. It was awful, but come to find out, she had acid reflux, and a very gassy belly. The doctor did a few tests, and put her on acid reducers and she was fine after that. I also used the Dr Brownes bottles. They are expensive, but are soo worth it. They reduce the amount of air that your little one takes in. Another trick I learned is to hold my daughter under the arms, like I was picking her off the ground, and let her feet dangle, and she would instantly stop crying (I don't know why, but I didn't care!!) Hope some of those suggestions help!

Andrea - posted on 01/07/2009

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My sister and I both had colicky babies (at the same time)  We both used one of those sling carrier things and it was like a miracle cure!!  My son is 3 months older than her baby and she had gotten one a baby shower gift.  We tried it with my son because we were at our wits end and he stopped crying and fell asleep almost immediately every time we put him in it!  We bought our own and used it until he was too big for it.  My sister had the same experience.  I also got prescription gas drops from out pediatrician and those were great also.  Good Luck!!!  I know it is exhausting.

Amber - posted on 01/07/2009

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My aunt had a colic baby and the only thing that would calm her was to push her around the house or outside in a stroller or take her for a car ride.

Eloise - posted on 01/07/2009

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Try swaddling her, running the vacuum, and letting her sit in a vibrating baby bouncer, all at once. A book called, The Happiest Baby on the Block makes those recommendations. Good luck!

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