My 6 week old has just started getting colicky.

Brandi - posted on 01/10/2010 ( 14 moms have responded )

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She was fine this whole time but just like, last week she started getting colicky and now she's basically gone from sleeping to crying all day. Right now she's OK but most of today she's just been on and off crying. Why would she be doing this all of a sudden. It's really stressing me out.

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my son has got it abit aswell i been advised to use infacol from the pharmacy, or to sooth her lie baba on your chest or face down on ur lap and rub/pat , her back this will eventually go if you feel stressed try puttin her in a car seat and goin for a drive/walk steady movements help, i feel a bit stressed to sometimes when bab is asleep (finally) have a nice hot radox bath xxx

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Britney - posted on 01/10/2010

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dont stress too much, even newborns can sense your tension! my first baby was colicky and the best remedy we found was called "gripe water" and could be bought at the health food stores. at least colic goes away roughly around three or four months old. just sleep every chance you get and it will help you be more patient! :)

Arica - posted on 01/10/2010

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ohh and everytime my son has gotten cranky... just take him for walks around the house and he does fine or if you gently sway him in your arms near a speaker playing soft music... never once has failed for me :)

Alanna - posted on 01/10/2010

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Lots of babies go through that at 6 weeks, for whatever reason. My son is 6 weeks tomorrow, and he started being a fusser two days ago. I just stay calm (or at least try my hardest to) and rub/pat his back, I feed him more often because he seems to be a little extra hungry right now (No i dont listen to half the crap drs tell me about only feeding them a certain amount lol).
I have two older kids (age 5.5 and 1) and they both went through that as well. and again every few months (fun...)
Just try some advice people are giving you, the safe advice anyhow, and if baby doesnt calm down soon maybe check with a doctor for other options.

Arica - posted on 01/10/2010

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Mylicon *gas drops* works wonders! Get it at Wal-Mart for about $6.82 but every bottle has a $2.00 off coupon inside of the box that you cut out so it's not that expensive and safe enough to use at every feeding. Also if your baby is formula fed, you can switch to a different formula-- might be lactose intolerant, etc. I have my 4 month old son on Similac Sensitive* If you're breastfeeding, there's certain foods you can eat that can make your baby fussy such as *caggage, spicy things, etc... you can look it all up on google. I thought at about 5 weeks my son had started to develop colic too, but it wasn't. I was breastfeeding and doing formula at the time. I switched to just formula and he did just fine. :)

Etoile - posted on 01/10/2010

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Try putting chamomile tea in her milk .... doesn't matter how much it's safe! Classical music will entertain your baby more than you could ever imagine.. it may have everything to do with good vibration(s). And lastly, it may be gas so you can bicycle her legs to help her out ... stay calm, good luck and don't get angry!!

Nicole - posted on 01/10/2010

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It depends on if she is drinking formula. My son had colic until 3 months old and I thought I would go insane since I was alone in a foreign state with a deployed husband. My son cried 20 hours out of the day and never slept longer than 1 hour at a time. I was beyond exhausted and frustrated and even afraid I would hurt him. So I called the Doctor in desperation and he said just stick him in a laundry basket with comfy blankets and set him on the dryer and turn it on for awhile. But monitor him carefully. And it worked for him for about 1 hour he stopped crying. That seemed to help along with gas drops. And it was so bad that he had chest Xrays, it was determined gas in his intestines. So just be patient. and good luck

Jeanna - posted on 01/10/2010

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Do not let her know that she is stressing you out. Put her down for a second, walk in to the other room and remind your self that she is uncomfortable and does not know why. My son screamed for 4 months! I used the baby bejourn a ton and any body heat I found soothed him. Call your ped and see what they have to say if you have not already.

Elizabeth - posted on 01/10/2010

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I would think maybe gas or reflux (could be silent reflux, which means little to no spitting up, but painful acid heartburn). If gas, try mylicon, bicycling her legs so she passes it, holding her on your forearm, head near your elbow, on her tummy to relieve some pressure. Is she arching her back like she's in pain? That could be a sign of reflux. Try getting her to sleep in her swing or carseat so she's more upright, that sometimes helps. Hope you find a solution!

Rachelle - posted on 01/10/2010

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have you tryed gas drops it might help my little girl would go for days without going potty and i know she was in pain por baby but thats what i tryed it might help

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