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Saturday, March 2, 2019

Soothing a Colicky Baby

How to Soothe a Colicky Baby

A colicky baby is healthy and well fed but still cry for 3 or more hours a day. This action occurs for 3 or more days a week. The weeks add up to more than 3 weeks in a time period. But why is it that babies have colic?? If this was known I am sure that the parents of these babies would do their best to avoid dealing with the colic and crying.

Colic will normally go away in a few months. However, parents dealing with a colicky baby know that it is hard to sit there as your baby cries. So there are a few things that you can do to try to soothe the actions of colic

  • Put baby in a front carrier and wear them! They’ll enjoy the warmth and rhythm of you walking.
  • Go for a car ride. I can’t tell you how many times my husband drove around in the wee hours trying to calm Owen.
  • Place a warm washcloth on baby’s tummy or give him a warm bath.
  • Pedal baby’s legs. With your baby on his back, move his legs in a gentle pedaling motion to help release gas.
  • Use a gentle hum sound like a white noise machine, a hair dryer, a vacuum, or a fan.
  • swaddle the baby 
  • turn the light down low and calm the noise
  • gas drops can help the irritation.
  • infant swing or bouncy seat that vibrates.

Hopefully if you have a colicky baby these tips will help ease the baby.

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