Tips For Dealing with Colic
Having a colicky baby is not easy. Many people don’t really know how to deal with their baby in that state. So many people have all sorts of tips that are out of this world. The person you need to listen to the most is your family physician. Take your little angel to get tests done to make sure there isn’t a medical reason for the colic. Until you can get to them, I have found some helpful hints to hopefully help you comfort your new bundle of love.
There are some infants who have intestinal bug called microflora. Probiotics have been known to lessen colic symptoms in some babies. Ask your physician to recommend a probiotic that is safe for your angel.
Use a Warm (hot) Bottle:
Babies love the feeling of warm water against their little tummies. Fill up a hot water bottle with lukewarm water and wrap it in a towel. Put the bottle on your tummy and let your baby lie on top of you. Just make sure the water is not hot. Hot water may feel great on your tummy but not so great on your baby’s tummy.
Your little angel may love a gentle massage but some babies might be over stimulated as well. Try it and see how your baby reacts.
Babies love sounds that remind them of your heart beat and whooshing sounds they heard in the womb. Your baby might find it a comfort to just sit in the car seat by the dryer when you’re doing laundry. Some babies like the exhaust fan in your kitchen, or even soothing sounds like rainfalls from a nature CD.
Next to No Noise:
Even though some babies love noise, some love silence and no stimulation and would rather be a quiet, dark place. Try it and gauge how your baby responds.
Get Behind the Wheel: Lots of people find that riding in the car is the best remedy for calming colic. Buckle up baby and go for a drive. Sometimes a change of scenery is necessary.