Here are several ways that can help parents to sooth baby colic and stop your child from crying.
- sometimes cradling the babe in your arms and rocking can help
- wrap baby up tight (not TOO tight) in a baby blanket (like swaddling)
- place baby on your lap while you sit and gently rub their back in circular motions
- some babies are soothed by vibration of simply sitting in a pram or buggy as you push them while walking or strap them into a child car seat and go for a drive around the block.
- when feeding your baby, try to have them sit or upright instead of laying backward, this can help to accommodate swallowing food/milk easier and not air.
- a warm water bath often helps calm a baby in many situations
- some babies find the sound of continuous machinery like a tumble dryer or washing machine soothing and sleepy.
Remember that colic has no one cure or no one simple symptom, the term colic is used loosely any time a baby cries for prolonged periods of time without obvious reason we call this colic.
Colic usually only happens during a small time period of baby’s life, meaning it will pass after month or less and of course some babies never even have it, but it can be very hard on the mother or father of a colicky baby who may feel they are doing something wrong. It is normal for about 65% of babies to suffer with colic at some point in the first 6 months.
Always keep calm and try to keep the baby child calm. Getting worked up or angry with yourself or the child will only make the situation worse,
these are just some of the tips and advice found on colicremdiesadvice.com. There are also some natural medicinal remedies for colic and other advice available on the website.
You can also find some videos on youtube which may help you along the way https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCau55hvilg
Gripe water has been used for a long time to help babies with colic and is completely natural and harmless. Also another good tip is to ensure the teat you use on your babies feed bottle is not to small. Slow flowing teats which require the baby to suck more harder can also cause them to suck in air which may surely lead to discomfort and colic. As a final tip, always ensure to wind/burp baby after a feed to get rid of any air and you should be able to get baby off to sleep much easier and get some well deserved rest yourself.