Before welcoming your baby into this world, you probably dreamt of what life would be when your newest family member arrived. You envisioned peacefully rocking your tiny human to sleep and being showered with smiles and coos. But in a lot of cases, the initiation to parenthood looks nothing like this pretty picture. Your baby might not like rocking or be cuddled. And you might find yourself fighting to survive colic.
If you’re sick and tired of being sick and tired, here are some tips and tricks that might help you survive it through the colic.
Things to help you survive colic
1. Reconsider baby’s diet
Your baby’s food is probably the greatest influencer on his or her mood, and yes, the crying too. If your little one is particularly fussy after meals, it might be a good idea to alter their diet. Breastfeeding? You can try eliminating some foods to see if that helps. If your baby is on formula, turn to something specific for colic, like Lactogen.
2. Reach for the gas drops
Gripe water and gas drops are pretty much the same things, although they come in all different shapes and sizes. Next, to the milk supply, this is one of the things you should always have in your diaper bag.
3. Pay a visit to the Chiro
If the colic is very bad and you’re open to natural medicine, the chiropractor might help you put an end to your baby’s all-day crying. Be sure to find a good chiro though; there are a lot of them that specialise in infants and kids.
4. Use infant probiotic drops
Probiotic drops like Reteurina can really help soothe your baby’s tummy and fussiness. More often than not, babies cry and are diagnosed with colic because they have seriously sore tummies. Probiotic drops should help clear up the problem and get your baby back to the cuddling stage again.
5. Turn to warm water
There are a lot of parents out there that swear by warm water. The idea is that applying warmth to your baby’s tummy can help alleviate gas pains. Try a warm bean bag or a heated snuggle toy to get your baby feeling better.
6. Try using everything or just stick to nothing at all
For some fussy babies, there simply isn’t a magic cure for their problems. But remember that even if none of these methods works for you, you are NOT alone. This is a phase, and it WILL get better. Your baby will grow up into a toddler that won’t be crying all day. Just hang in there momma!