Wat can u do to help colicky babies ?


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Sarah - posted on 01/30/2012




I found with my daughter there was a combination of things that helped. Frequent burping during feeds. Gripe Water. Rocking (a lot). And she really liked inversion over my arm (support head and neck in the crook of your elbow, with the baby's body laying across your forearm, and hand supporting the crotch/leg/bum area (I did this all in my left arm so I could rub and stroke her back with my right). I would also lay her on her back and do light abdominal massage in a clockwise motion - up the right colon, across the top, and down the left. It helps to expel gas. It also helped her to expel gas if I brought her knees up to her abdomen and used them to do a gentle clockwise massage that way. Good luck, it does get better as they get older!

Danni - posted on 01/30/2012




I haven't gripe water yet but have tried everything else! Mmm ... Maybe we shall wait to have our check ups this week and I'll ask the doc then ..

Kimberly - posted on 01/30/2012




I used to give my daughter gripe water before every feed so that way the gas couldnt build up in her tummy, also burp lots while feeding, try to keep them upright for at least 10mins after feed, elevate cot mattress so it is on a slight incline, there is baby massgae you can do to help get rid of gas but only works when there relaxed not when crying, giving them a bath and roll them over so there tummy is in the water, the movement of the water help move gas out, when they are really crying try talking very quietly to them as they can sometimes stop to listen, if b/f watch what you eat citrus and some spices can make it worse, wind from outside or fans can give them tummy aches, putting there knees up to there tummies can help and just give lots of cuddles. Hope some of these help, good luck

Kay - posted on 01/30/2012




We danced! Stole it from my mom who did it with me. We would put some music on and do the Aaron shuffle. For some reason, the motion seemed to soothe him. :)

Iridescent - posted on 01/30/2012




Go to the doctor and ask for a different formula type. If on milk (or breastfeeding), try soy, if that's still a problem try hydrolyzed, and if that's a no go try hypoallergenic. Request a GI appointment had have reflux evaluated. Most of the time "colic" is a diagnosis from a doctor that doesn't care to find out why the baby is in pain, and the most frequent 2 causes are reflux and allergies/intolerance.

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