Has anyone delt with colic? If so, please help with some ideas that I can do to help my baby!

MOST HELPFUL POSTS

Melissa - posted on 04/07/2009

8

9

0

My son had terrible colic. You need to take a breather and if you have to step away and let your husband or another family member take over. We tried Gripe Water and that worked for a bit, but he loved being carried faced down on my forearm as well as his bouncer. Its a very difficult time b u hang in there and don't forget to breathe :)

Stephanie - posted on 04/06/2009

59

7

7

My daughter had colic really bad! She would fuss from the time she got upto the time she went to bed and she would scream from 4pm to 10pm! First, take a deep breath and give yourself a hug! It is really hard to deal with a colicky baby and I am sure u r doing a great job! For my daughter we switched her formula to Similac Alimentum and used Gripe Water very often! I started noticing a difference when we started using the Gripe Water, but could also tell when she needed another dose! Another thing that can help is, if possible, leave the baby with its father or someone in your family and go for a walk or do something for yourself! U really need to take time for yourself because u will come back renewed and ready to take care of your screaming baby again and while u are gone u will actually miss hearing your baby! Good Luck and hang in there it will be over soon atleast by around 4-6 months!

25 Comments

View replies by

Angela - posted on 10/11/2015

39

0

0

Yes, My 8 months old son was facing the same nightmare of colic. I tried babies magic tea. It worked just in a few minutes. Now I use it on permanent basis

[deleted account]

Hey yes I have an 8mo and he was extremely colic..I bought a Womb Bear. It seemes to help him alot. I also tried the Gas drops they did wounders. Good Luck

Carrie - posted on 04/07/2009

9

9

0

I was very fortunate and my son was not colic-y. I used the Dr. Brown's bottles and I swear by them! Also we used gas drops when I could tell he wasn't happy. They usually worked. Just don't use them too much...

Katie - posted on 04/07/2009

92

22

2

My daughter was colicky and a combination of the following helped tremendously!:
Mylicon with feedings, Breastmilk or Similac Alimentum formula (believe it or not she did better with the formula than the breastmilk!), gripe water (this stuff is awesome for colic and hiccups, go figure), being outside seemed to really help calm her, and the MAM bottles (can get at www.drugstore.com). We did all of these things and they all helped alot. My doctor suggested Nutraminagen formula and my daughter wouldn't drink it, I mean refused! Once I tried the Alimentum (the similac version) she was a different baby along with a combo of the other things. Good Luck!

Pam - posted on 04/07/2009

1

0

0

This will probably sound crazy but I promise it works.  My nephew had colic so bad when he was a baby.  I would help take care of him and times would definitely get hard!!  A friend of our family told us to put onion in water and boil it on the stove.  Let it cool and give the baby a lil of the "onion water" thru a medicine dropper.  Somehow it works!  My son never had colic but a few times he did have a tummy ache so bad and I tried this and it worked every time!!  I didn't want to try it at first but I remembered how it helped my nephew and needed sleep so bad!  I promise it worked for us, it's worth a try. 

Bethany - posted on 04/07/2009

28

2

6

My daughter also had really bad colic for about a month.  Everyone has made wonderful suggestions that worked for me...  Gripe Water or gas drops (BEFORE feeding) and sitting more upright while feeding.  One thing that worked pretty well when nothing else would...  I put her in her car seat or something to hold her and put her on top of the dryer while it was running.  I don't know if it's the sound or it of the vibration, but it was amazing how she stopped crying.

Sarah - posted on 04/07/2009

6

18

1

OMG My son had colic from the time he was 4 weeks was up all the time cried all the time it was terrible. I was only 20 with minimal to no family support so i really feel for you.. I was told to try infacol and it was brilliant a totally different baby. Although i would suggest only a couple of bottles a day as he had an adverse reaction to it at 4 1/2  months. Really bad stomach cramps. Although this is a rare thing to happen. He wasn't to bad after that but then he developed really bad acid reflux at 6 months and cried for 2 hours every night arching his back screaming in pain we took him to the ped and he put him on zantac AMAZING!!!!!!!!! on it till 9 mths and after that was pretty good. Really try different suggestions as different things work for different babies.. Good luck!!!!

Jaclyn - posted on 04/05/2009

6

31

0

Quoting sarah:

i know this will sound odd but my very good friend's son had colic and they believe it or not swear by the chiropractor. I know it sounds weird but they say it was a miracle.



My son was colic as well he did not have regular bowel monvemnts maybe once every two weeks and once i took hom to the chiropractor within a month he was hving regular bowel movments and the colic disappeared. I was apprehensive at first but that was the only thing that worked and i tired everything.

Sarah - posted on 04/05/2009

91

11

5

i know this will sound odd but my very good friend's son had colic and they believe it or not swear by the chiropractor. I know it sounds weird but they say it was a miracle.

Melissa - posted on 04/05/2009

38

10

1

my son who is now three had colic for over 4 months. and I was nursing him, so it was something i was eating but i tried limiting everything, and it made no difference. But I was able to find peace and quiet for a few minutes when I gave him "little tummys gas reliefe drops" they made all the difference. Plus I carried him close to me all the time. I now have a 2 months old daughter, and shes not colicy but i use the drops when she is gassy. I also have a sling to carry her in and it keeps her so happy. So maybe try getting a sling, so they feel close to you, and you still can get things done. hope this helps.

Reanne - posted on 04/05/2009

8

25

1

if your baby is formula fed try finding a formula that is not whey based but one that is curd based as that helped with my son; also whether breast fed or bottle fed it helps if you burp them several times throughout the feed not just at the end. hope this helps

Fran - posted on 04/04/2009

31

119

5

I used to put infacol in my baby's bottle with every feed and he was a bugger for bringing up his wind. The only way we could do it was to lie him down flat then place our hands on his tummy give it a bit of a rub then put him in a sitting position with our hands still on his tummy. It used to come out both ends lol. Hope this helps a bit.

Kim - posted on 04/04/2009

1

21

0

My Daughter was really colicy! We swich her to the Nutramigen formula (which is very expensive) but that did seem to help a little. We also used the gripe water & that seemed to work as well. Also we got one of those sound machine and would play white noise to soothe her!

Chloe - posted on 04/04/2009

70

13

11

both of my girls had colic n both were different with what soothed it my eldest i had to feed more upright and change formula and have her in a cradeled position and rock her back n forth and my youngest who is ten months she would soack in a warm bath up to her neck for awile then have a massage i also had to use certain bottles cause if it came out to fast she got colic quicker i found tommee tippee nipple shaped the best but remeber every child is different my youngest also had reflux which was treated medically cause it was so bad

Ana - posted on 04/04/2009

21

11

3

Hi! Take Jonsons baby oil, warm it a little bit and rub it in your baby's tummy (clockwise) couple of times a day. Massage should help. And try to switch the formula if you're bottlefeeding. Hope it will help, it worked for me :)

User - posted on 04/03/2009

5

19

0

Yes, my son was extremely colic and had acid reflux. You should ask you doctor about the reflux .. we had him on axcid from the pharmacy and he was on special formula because he could not digest ordinary stuff. We used the Similac Alimentum in the purple can. It is almost like the infamil. But a bit better i thought. It is expensive so if you live in florida you can get a prescription from your doctor and go to the health department " Wic" Office and they give you a lot of help cause the stuff 27.00 a can. Also he or she migth be gasey so pick up some infant gas relief drops and give it every time the eat or just before and massage their tummys constant it help and will get better i promise! =)

Nina - posted on 04/03/2009

16

15

0

My middle child, now 3, was colic from 1.5 months until she was almost 8 mths. I tried many different tricks and tips given from friends, family and my doctor. The only thing that worked for her was her stroller. Numerous times I would circle my survey just walking her around until she fell asleep. At night the only way to get her to sleep was by having her lie on my chest, I spent countless nights sleeping on the couch with her. According to my doctor there are 2 types of colic, the most common would be due to gas or gas pains and the second is where they want to be held or constantly moved. My daughter had the second which is why the stroller, and the odd time her swing, helped. Not sure if this helps but good luck.

Kristie - posted on 04/03/2009

20

8

5

My oldest was so-called "colicky" and honestly it's a cop-out for doctors. Babies don't cry for absolutely NO reason!!! We finally switched her formula on our own to Alimentum, and it was like someone had turned a switch!! She was the HAPPIEST, most content baby ever!! I could kick myself in the butt for making her suffer for 3 months just because her ped at the time said it was colic and there wasn't anything we could do!! What an ass!!

Heather - posted on 04/03/2009

3

24

0

MY SON WAS COLICKY, WE WERE TOLD ITS FROM THERE FORMULA WE HAD TO SWITCH IT 6 TIMES BEFORE HE STOPPED CRYING ALL THE TIME.

[deleted account]

That rocking position does work pretty well! Is he bottle fed or breastfed? If he is bottle fed I suggest you use the bags where you can take out the air which helps most babies. If he is breastfed you can try taking probiotics which will come through your milk and help you baby digest (talk to your doctor first however). If you own a baby carrier, baby wrap or baby sling that helps as well. Baby massage can help as well...  We also used to warm up towels in the dryer and wrap the baby in it. There is no miracle solutions for colics but those tricks should at least help. Most colics stop around 3 months as the baby's digestive system settles.... Good luck!

[deleted account]

also you can try moving your babies legs like he's on a bicycle..moving them in that motion helps relieve some gas in their belly

Erica - posted on 04/03/2009

2

6

0

my daughter was extremely colicky we tried everything all the bottles none of them worked though ..the only way she would sleep was in her cradle swing with a womb sounds tape playing also the vacum being on seemed to make her stop crying you should try enfamil nutramigen formula too it works unless your breastfeeding because thats better

April - posted on 04/03/2009

76

7

11

I have not dealt with a baby with colic. I am however a nursing student and one suggestion that we give is to do the "colic carry". You hold your baby face down and close to your body while supporting the abdomen and make gentle rocking motion. It is supposed to sooth colicky babies. Hopefully it works! Good luck!

Join Circle of Moms

Sign up for Circle of Moms and be a part of this community! Membership is just one click away.

Join Circle of Moms