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Colic Calm

i just had twins a boy and a girl and much to my dismay they both have colic!i was looking on the internet and see a product called colic calm everywhere. i wanted to know if any of you mommies have used it and how well it worked.

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Y.,

My daughter had very bad colic and my mother told me about the herbs that are used in Chamomile tea...or you can use the tea and diluted it with water and add a small amout of honey or kayro syrup (Some say this is best as dr's say not to use honey). I Promise you it worked instantly. Chamomile tea has been known to RELAX, and SETTLES THE STOMACH and my daughter would sleep through the night. She loved it! I wish the best for you. Good luck.

if you want to try something that has no medicine in it I have the home remedie that I used on my two kids. They are 18 and 16 now and I lived by this. All you do is take a onion and peel it. cut it into 4 pieces and take 2 piecies and boil in about 2 cups of water per 16 oz bottle. When you can cut the onion with a fork it is done. take the water and put it in a bottle with 1 tsp of sugar and enough cold water to cool the bottle to the tough and let them have the bottle. good luck and please let me know if this works for you i hope it does.

A.

Just so you know, if it doesn't work you should try chiropractic. I'm a chiropractor in Arlington and have helped so many people with this problem. Let me know if I can be of help.

Dr. E. Troha

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I have a 2.5 month old and we used Gripe water for about 2 weeks thinking it was helping but we finally had to call the doctor and she gave us reflux medicine. Look for signs of reflux my baby never spit up but she always swolled realy hear, arched her back out and through her arms and legs out all the time and I could hear her belly rumbling. The reflux medicine has helped alot.

I haven't tried the colic calm but my daughter had horrible problems with gas and none of the the over the counter stuff worked. She was about 4 months old then. I called my pedi and they prescriped an awesome med that worked wonders for us. It was called gripe water. You might ask your pedi about it.

I have never heard of colic calm but my youngest had colic Really bad plus acid reflux for 15 months. What helped him was Gripe Water and Hylands Colic tablets that are dissolvable just put them underneath their tongue and they are 100% safe and natural.
I also used Gentle Ease formula for the colic but when he was diagnosed w/acid reflux I switched him to Similac advance(Soy) which helped SO MUCH.
I hope this helps and good luck
M.

My twin girls are 17 mos. old and they both had colic too. It was horrible! We tried everything, even using prescription formula (they also had reflux). We found that their colic really followed the typical pattern, starting within three days of their due date, peaking at 6 weeks, then disappearing at 12 weeks. We tried everything, and nothing really worked to be honest. I know this is SO tough, but it DOES pass! I was alone at the time because my husband traveled with work, which made it all the more difficult. My biggest suggestion is to try to get someone else to help during their fussy times. It is so heartbreaking to have to "choose" which one to soothe. If you can get someone else over during their fussy times, you could each take a baby. Most current research suggests that colic is gastrointestinal based. Talk to your doctor and do NOT let him sluff you off. You can try nutramagin formula, mylicon drops, gripewater, etc. One may work for you. Also try the 5 "S" technique, different rocking/walking patterns, driving, putting the bucket on the washer/dryer. You never know what may work. Please contact me directly if you need support. It is SO tough with two, but trust me, it WILL pass!

I have two sets of twins. My first set had colic really bad, although we determined it was gas and reflux. Our night nanny, who has years of experience dealing with multiple babies, suggested that we press our pediatrician for reflux formula. We switched to Nutramagin for the one that had it the worst and within a week her symptoms were 80 to 90 percent better. Other things we did: keep the baby upright for at least 20 minutes after eating to help with digestion - we used the bouncy chairs to feed them and left them in the chairs until stomachs had time to settle. that meant they often slept in their bouncy chairs when feedings were frequent; the thing to be careful with there is to keep the heads rotated so they don't get flat-heads. we used Mylicon gas drops. their problems got better with age. My second set had some problems but never needed the special formula; drops and keeping them upright seemed to be enough. God bless you; I know how hard it is to get any sleep at this time. I recall having a night that I only slept for 18 minutes. My best friend in the whole world at that time was the fisherprice Aquarium bouncy chair with vibration and a mobile with lights and music. Calmed babies and helped with digestion. all these things should be discussed with pediatrician, but you have to push for relief. My pedi when pushed finally said, Well, Nutramagin will definitely help but it's very expensive! As if I would rather hear my baby scream with pain all night than spend the extra $2 per can for expensive formula. I never used any of the other remedies discussed; can't say whether they are good or bad, but the mylicon drops really helped my babies.

My daughter had horrible colic then we found out it was reflux. We took her to a chiropractor and it did wonders. I would highly recommend it most insurance will cover the cost.

Colic is a description of symptoms NOT a diagnosis. And there is a cure.

My son screamed for about 5 months. Please visit infantreflux.org and you will find all the answers. Prevacid is a wonderful drug. After a week and 1/2 on the correct dosage - the tummy problems stopped. He was also on Elecare - milk protein intolerance.

Good luck! There is help!!!

I have a natural remedy that has been used in my family. My mother used this for both my brother and I. It is Fennel. She prepared it as Fennel Tea. You can buy this at Whole Foods or Sun Harvest. I used this tea for all three of my children who also had colic. It works so fast that I only needed two doses and never had a problem again! Fennel is used to aid in digestion.
To make this you prepare it as a tea. Add a tiny bit of sugar so your babies will want to drink it. Give this to them right before nursing. I gave mine about 2oz. You may only need to do this one time. I would recommend once in the morning and once in the evening for a day or so. But if they seem fine then stop when you notice they're okay.
Like I said Fennel is awesome!

if you want to try something that has no medicine in it I have the home remedie that I used on my two kids. They are 18 and 16 now and I lived by this. All you do is take a onion and peel it. cut it into 4 pieces and take 2 piecies and boil in about 2 cups of water per 16 oz bottle. When you can cut the onion with a fork it is done. take the water and put it in a bottle with 1 tsp of sugar and enough cold water to cool the bottle to the tough and let them have the bottle. good luck and please let me know if this works for you i hope it does.

A.

I didn't... but I sure hope you get good advice.
Mine was colicky and had acid reflux as well (gross)... I did lots of things, but not that.
There is this football hold I did a lot with his head on the crook of my left arm, my left hand under his belly massaging it and my right hand patting his back, while I swayed... it sounds idiotic, but it helped.
I am unsure if you are breast feeding, but what you eat could contribute to gassy tummies... and not burping well, and a long list of other things, which I am sure you've already been told.
I wish I was near you or knew you... I'd sure come hold one or both of them and try to help.
HUGS...
E.

Just so you know, if it doesn't work you should try chiropractic. I'm a chiropractor in Arlington and have helped so many people with this problem. Let me know if I can be of help.

Dr. E. Troha

Y.,

My daughter had very bad colic and my mother told me about the herbs that are used in Chamomile tea...or you can use the tea and diluted it with water and add a small amout of honey or kayro syrup (Some say this is best as dr's say not to use honey). I Promise you it worked instantly. Chamomile tea has been known to RELAX, and SETTLES THE STOMACH and my daughter would sleep through the night. She loved it! I wish the best for you. Good luck.

Colic-ease worked great for us too. I highly recommend this brand over other gripe waters. Babywearing can also be very helpful. You can use two slings together to carry twins. If you go to www.youtube.com you can find video demonstrations on twin-wearing. I also HIGHLY suggest visiting a chiropractor. You can find pediatric-certified chiropractors at www.icpa4kids.com They also have a lot of information on what/how chiropractic can benefit babies and kids. If you're breastfeeding you can also find some good information on www.kellymom.com. Good luck!

Hi Y.! I have discovered a little miracle in a bottle called "gripe water". It is a little more advanced than mylicon drops and really seems to calm my son's tummy. It has fennel (liquorish) and ginger in it and has been used in England for a long time. It even cures the hiccups in an instant! Hope this helps! Good luck...I promise it will get better...just aim for that 12 week mark!

Katy King

I don't know about colic calm, but I saw a product on One Step Ahead that you can warm part of it in the microwave then place it in the pouch and it straps to your babies belly. I thought that it was a good idea for colic, because in the hospital the nurse put a warm blanket on my babies tummy and then swaddled him and he calmed down.

There are many colic products out there. I tried several with each of my two boys, but I didn't try Colic Calm. Colic-Ease worked wonders for both of my boys. If you try one and it doesn't work, try another brand. Each brand has different ingredients, and you'll find one that works better than the rest.

Also, you might need to check your diet, if you are breastfeeding. Cut dairy, garlic, onions, soy, and any other foods that can cause gas in you. One friend of mine couldn't eat any leafy veggies while she breastfed. Soy and dairy were the worst for my two babies.

Good luck!! I feel your frustrations and hope you find something that helps!

I would suggest going to colicease.com first and reading the info on that site about colic and gripe water(very informative). Many colic remedies have harmful things in it for babies!
Both of my kids had colic too and after the second developed colic, I found this product. After much research, I ordered colic ease and much liked it! I had used two other brands before it and liked it best of all (taste, ease of use, etc).

Just beware to fully check out ingredients before giving you child anything!

Best of luck! Been there! My dauther was AWEFUL with colic-have you thougt about the possibility of acid reflux? After mos. of suffering and no sleep for anyone, we found out it was this and put her on meds and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!!!!! and it is quite common from what our pedi. told us-her symptoms were just not the usuall ones!

T.

Twins! Congrats!

I used gripe water- you can get this at the grocery store in the baby section. I thought it was great! It has things like chamomile and other herbal remedies that calm the tummy/intestines and gas.

Sometimes mothers think their baby has colic but it's GERD (reflux.) A baby doesn't have to spit up to have GERD. Colic causes the baby to cry a lot in the evenings/night but GERD will make the baby fussy much of the time, especially when eating and afterwards. I have had two GERD babies, and neither one spit up. I gave them reflux meds (from the DR) for a couple of months and they grew out of it. The meds helped a lot- it was like there were different babies!

I hope you find a solution.

I have not heard of that product. I tried the gripe water though. It worked some, but i took her to a chiropractor, and after about 3 times, she had no more colic. They have a really simple thing they do, it take about 5 seconds each visit. You should really consider giving it a try. I used Dr. Monte Horne is Sulphur Springs, Tx. But most all chiropractors will do it.

I saw some others recommended Colic Ease and I agree-my daughter had mild reflux and we tried meds but they didn't work-they made it worse. I highly recommend the Colic Ease brand. If you would like to buy it locally, they sell it at the Family Health Market on Preston Rd in Frisco. I say give it a shot.

Meanwhile, I would also recommend researching reflux to see if you are seeing any of those symptoms. Reflux is usually characterized by arching of the back, crying during feeding, and a squeaking sound as baby feeds. While meds help some babies, sometimes a change of formula helps other kids. In my case, the Colic Ease gripe water, plus a change in formula to the Gentle Ease greatly reduced the problem. And by about 8 months of age it had completely resolved itself.

Definitely talk to Dr. before trying any formula changes but I would say go ahead with trying the gripe water. It's inexpensive and more natural than meds, you will know pretty quickly if it's helping your baby feel better.

Good luck!!

I also have twins that are 10 now, but they had colic very bad when they were babies. I never tried this product but I used a peppermint candy (ones from Sonic worked best) . I would boil 1 in 1 cup of water. I let it cool until warm or at room temp, then gave it to them in a bottle. After a few ounces they would burp and the colic would go away.
It worked for me,
B. G

Hi Y.,

Colic is awful, for babies and Mommies. I have not tried colic calm. We used Mylican like it was water. I finally mentioned to my dr that Mylican was not helping much. My little boy had acid reflux and needed Zantac. Have you asked your dr? Also we found that white noise helped our little one. The exhaust fan above the cook top worked best.

I hope this helps and you find relief.

My first born had colic-- she screamed for the first 4 1/2 months of her life. There is no known cause or cure.
However, baby wearing was very helpful for me, and there are studies that show that babies that are worn cry less than others.
Has it been diagnosed by the pediatrician as colic? If not, you should talk to one. Sometimes these things can be pinpointed as something else.
Also, remember that ALL babies cry for unknown reasons, usually later in the day when the stress of everyday things starts to get to them.
Colic means crying constantly.
Either way, baby wearing might be tricky with twins, but it can be done. This is what I just found: http://www.thebabywearer.com/articles/HowToO/Twins.htm

good luck

My daughter had horrible colic for over 9 months and looking back--I wish I would had put her on reflux meds. She also enjoyed to swing a lot. It would calm her at put her to sleep. I know it is stressful--good luck.

The fennel post sounds really interesting--if your interested in natural remedies there are books that suggest herbs, foods and baby's ages, etc. Super Baby Food is a good one.

i can relate to you when it comes to having a baby wiht colic. I have 3 boys who all had some degree of colic from bad to worst. The one thing that worked the most was taking them to a chriopatior and having them adjusted. i know not everyone agrees with the method but it was definetly more natural and i was able to get rest. more importantly my boys were able to rest. My children were seen at the chriopator as young as three days old. Just be sure to check out who you use. they need to work with children on a regular basis. You also can find out who requires x rays and who does not none of my children have been x rayed before the age of 3years. hope this gives you another option A.

Bless your heart! My daughter had colic and I almost jumped off a bridge with just one baby! I haven't heard of colic calm but I used Gripe Water with her and didn't notice a difference. The only thing that I found that helped was getting her on reflux meds and that still wasn't a fix-all. I just had to wait out those horrible first 4 months before things got better. Wish I could tell you something a little more optimistic.

Take care,
N.

Baby Bliss Gripe Water is AMAZING and will work very fast. Both of my children had colic and acid reflus and we tried this when rx medicine was not working. It is wonderful and I recommend it to every mom I meet who has a young one and is dealing with that, and every one has raved about it also. Good luck to you.

I have never heard of this product, but my oldest child had colic. That was 11 years ago but I would start the dryer and lay him on his tummy on top of the dryer while it was running. Just put a soft thick blanket under them so it won't be uncomfortable. It always seemed like the vibration and warmth soothed him and would at least get him to fall asleep. I honestly don't think it cured him, but it sure was easier to stand with him at the dryer (obviously, I never left him there alone) than stressing out about what else to do. After they are really asleep, taking them to their cribs will hopefully be a piece of cake. I know this sounds crazy but sometimes the things that seem strange to us really do work!! Good luck!!

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