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“Why won’t she stop crying?” “Has anyone told you your baby might be colicky?” “I think you need to just let her cry it out…” The things people actually say to you when you have a colicky baby will blow your mind. Yes, I’ve noticed my baby is colicky. No, I can’t just magically get her to stop crying. I’m not sure what you mean by letting her cry it out because she’s crying right now and nothing is changing. Yes, I’ve googled ways to get a baby to stop crying and tried them all. Leave me and my screaming baby alone, thanks. Luckily there are things you can do that help, like using new Little Remedies® Colic Relief Drops available at Target!
Having a colicky baby is really, really difficult. I might be wrong, but I think mine should have gotten an award for being the world’s most colicky baby. She cried so much as a newborn, and hardly ever slept – sometimes it seemed like it was never going to stop. The good news for anyone going through this is that there is light at the end of the tunnel. At 17 months my daughter is now a happy, great sleeping toddler. Also, you’re not alone, a lot of parents deal with colicky babies, and most make it out just fine.
What is colic? It’s a word I’d never heard of before I became a mom. Colic is the term used to refer to a baby who cries a lot, essentially. It’s hard to tell what causes certain babies to be this way (clearly the babies can’t tell us what’s going on) so it can be hard to treat. Here are the best ways to cope with a nonstop crying infant:
(1) Colic Relief Drops
I advise all new moms to keep Little Remedies® Advanced Colic Relief Drops on hand. Little Remedies® is a trustworthy brand for those moms who only want what is best for their babies. This chamomile herbal blend is shown to reduce crying in infants by 60%* and contains no artificial flavours, dyes or alcohol. *This statement has not been evaluated by the food and drug
administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease.
Baby massage can be a lifesaver, or it might not be. Sometimes it did wonders for Maddie Grace, and sometimes it didn’t help one bit. Look into local classes on baby massage and youtube videos to learn exactly how it’s done.
Motion was crucial for us dealing with Maddie Grace’s colic. She always wanted to be moving and a lot of the time it was the only thing that would get her to calm down. We spent many hours walking in circles, and would even take her on car rides at 2 am if it was necessary. We purchased several swings that we had around the house as well for when she needed to be moving and our arms needed a break.
Noise – whether you singing or a white noise machine, can help calm a colicky baby. We found free apps for white noise on our phones that worked really well, and also spent a lot of time singing (poorly of course) to Maddie Grace.
(5) Take Care of Yourself
Your baby needs the best you. If this means placing baby in the crib while they cry so you can take a much needed shower do it! Just ensure baby is in a safe environment with no hazards, like a crib or playpen, or call in outside help to give you a hand. This is what friends, family, and babysitters are for. When we were dealing with a colicky newborn I needed breaks and didn’t take enough of them. My husband traveled for 6 weeks in a row starting when Maddie Grace was only 6 weeks old and it was incredibly hard. I survived, but I wish that I had called in friends and family to help me out more during this time. You are the best mom you can be when you make sure you take care of your own needs as well.
Maddie Grace outgrew her colic around 3-4 months which honestly made life a lot easier for us. It isn’t going to last forever, and be sure to cherish the newborn days and cuddles as much as possible despite the crying. Now we have other issues with toddler Maddie Grace and still look to Little Remedies® for help. Maddie Grace suffers from some serious gas pains, typically at 2 or 3 in the morning. Little Remedies® gas drops work in minutes to offer her relief, and also contain no artificial flavors, dyes or alcohol. Have questions about your colicky baby and need some advice? Tweet @LittleRemedies or post on Facebook with the hashtag #LittleRescue and Little Remedies® with tips and advice from paediatricians and nutrition experts! For moms in need of extra relief Little Remedies® will send a real life rescue team to the homes of a few lucky moms!
I buy Little Remedies® at Target where I always find good deals. Through 10/17 you can save 20% on Little Remedies® Advanced Colic Relief Drops by using the cartwheel app. You’ll find this product on the baby aisle.
Also using the cartwheel app through 10/17 you can get a $5 Target gift card when you buy 2 of Little Remedies® Gas Drops or Gripe Water. These products you will find on the digestive aisle.
Make sure to visit Little Remedies® website for video content, free samples, and a chance to win a visit from the Little Remedies® Rescue team! What advice do you have for new moms? I’d love to hear it below!