help with my poor colic-y baby

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help with my poor colic-y baby

Postby jadie_f » Wed Nov 04, 2009 4:25 pm

my poor girl has been screaming all day long, I guess she has colic, which just means she cries for no reason basically. I know she is fed, clean, dry and not in pain because she will immediately quite down if we take her into the bathroom (she loves the fan noise) I even have a machine that replicates the noise, but she prefers the bathroom, unfortunately there is only room to stand in there so being in there for long periods of time isnt feasible. ANy ideas? TIA from a very tired mamma
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Postby Bee-Jeweled » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:15 am

you definitely posted this in the right spot - it sounds like your LO is going through the 4th trimester blues. :wink: you should buy the book "happiest baby on the block". i think i paid $14 at Target for it. it explains how our LOs are born 3 months too early due to the size of their heads and we need to recreate the womb environment for them those first 3 months of their life by Swaddling, Side/Stomach position, Shushing, Swinging, Sucking. i bought this book when my LO was 2 months old and wish someone gave it to me when she was born! i highly recommend you getting it now. but until then try ...

swaddling your LO really tight
hold her on her side facing your stomach
shush really loud in her ear (or use noisemaker - like bathroom fan!)
swing her / dance with her / jiggle her
let her suck (your finger, your breast, bottle, paci)

sometimes just one of these will work but some babies need all of them at once. good luck!!
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Postby Tracylee » Thu Nov 05, 2009 7:57 am

The technique works like a charm if done correctly. the book is good but I recommend the DVD,, I found it much more dummy proof (so to speak). You can check your local library for a free copy or order it. My LO had colic and I about lost my mind. I finally read the book at about 8 weeks and OMG!!!!! Why did I wait soooo long. they should make everyone read the book or watch the video before leaving the hospital.
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Postby Bee-Jeweled » Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:10 am

Tracylee wrote:Why did I wait soooo long. they should make everyone read the book or watch the video before leaving the hospital.


i totally agree!!
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Postby jadie_f » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:41 am

thanks so much i will try all that, Julie that is soooo funny about the bathroom fan because its the ONLY thing that calms her down at all
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Postby Bee-Jeweled » Thu Nov 05, 2009 12:38 pm

yup - it's great! you can also try a loud room fan, vacuum cleaner, hair dryer - anything that makes a loud constant noise. we use our humidifier to it does 2 things at once! :D
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Postby Tracylee » Fri Nov 06, 2009 9:50 am

The Happiest Baby on the Block DVD comes with a free white noise CD that works everytime,,,,
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Postby jadie_f » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:28 pm

thanks I ordered it! I have a brookstone baby noise thingy and the white noise on it combined with the swaddle seems to really help. thanks ladies, these are tough times right now and I just want to enjoy my baby as much as possible
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Postby Kisty214 » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:23 am

I'm pretty sure Brecken had it, and we were switching formulas b/c he was allergic to the cows milk and his ped. suggested Alimentum...It's suppose to relieve colic symptoms within 24hours...worked for Brecken
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Postby NovemberMummy » Sun Dec 20, 2009 9:54 am

two words, GRIPE WATER!!!! It works for my LO anyway
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Postby MotoX Mom » Wed Dec 30, 2009 11:58 am

Gripe water has improved DDs colic sxs about 50% I would say (using mylicon too as needed). However, she still is difficult to get to sleep at all during the day (is better at night, but still only a couple hour blocks in her bassinet...3-4h on me).

I think I need some white noise!
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Postby blue-eden » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:04 pm

Moe was the EXACT same. Screamed at 7 pm every night, who knows why :dunno:

If it's not feeding related (ie. gas or problems with milk proteins) I wouldn't use meds or switch from bfing to special and costly formulas like Alimentum.

I agree, sounds like the 4th tri blues. Good luck! The Happiest Baby book surely worked for us too!
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Postby J_blackrose » Wed Dec 30, 2009 5:38 pm

Yeah Aryn is like clock work. 5 ish she goes nuclear as we call it. Swaddling and paci and rocking her just seems to calm her right down. if she's really gassy Daddy holding and patting her back will usually get things moving. LOL I don't know why. He tried to show me what he does but its just a daddy thing I suppose.
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Postby mom2nicholaspatrick » Thu Dec 31, 2009 6:27 am

what is gripe water?
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Postby MotoX Mom » Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:49 am

This is the one we use http://www.littleremedies.com/gripe-water/

It helps aid in their digestion :)
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