Any ideas other than the obvious to settle a 31/2mnth colic baby boy?

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Chivell - posted on 04/07/2009

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i used when my little man got really bad wind (or colic) a couple drops of brandy (eyedropper) in a pop top (cap) full of water.. It worked really well for him with in 5mins or so he'd  settle and the wind would start! :D Hope that helps it did wonders for me and the advantages are you can drink it and you get alot more of it for less than the gripe water (which is alcohol based, otherwise i wouldnt have gone near the brandy idea).. :D

Dawn - posted on 04/02/2009

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i used a form of baby reflexology on both of mine. not sure if it helped but it made me feel like i was doing something positive. luckily the health visitor was happy to teach the right places to lightly massage

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My daughter was colic, I carried her around all the time and it was exsauhsting and hurt my upper back real bad. But something I found that helped on those hopeless nights of crying was Gripe Water. You can get it at the pharmacy. It soothes their tummy, kinda like pepto bismol for babies. But talk with the doctor first before using it.

Teri - posted on 10/27/2008

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thank u both we have tried bottles and switched formula and when i was able to nurse i went off dairy and wheat etc to see if it was dairy allergy but its nt i will look 4 that other formula thanks ladies

Kayla - posted on 10/27/2008

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oh ya....also try a diff. type of bottle....try the "Brown's Bottle" it works great it has a straw and it filters out all the air, and talk to his doc. and see if they can switch his formula....the best kind i figured out was Nutramigen, it's made to help colicy babies in 48 hrz.

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what kind of formula are you using? are you breast feeding? if you are breast feeding or using formula made with milk (lactose), maybe you should try soy formula. i had to switch my daughter to soy. it's easier on their stomachs. worked great for me.

Teri - posted on 10/24/2008

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i will try thank you ladies both nice to have the network...take care and thanks again! :)

Kayla - posted on 10/24/2008

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carry him on his stomach try putting his head like at ur elbow and hold in between his legs w/ur hand and let his legs dangle...I did that with my son...and it helped every time...dont sit down too much..try and walk around as much as u can, keep moving the stimulation helps keep his mind off the pain!

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Try a warm pack wrapped in a towel. Put it on his belly, and then apply slight pressure, suck as having him on his stomach on your chest. Hope that might help.

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