I am a colic baby survivor. I am not a doctor, and I don't profess to play one on the Internet. My expertise is life experience. The following testimony is absolutely true. I share it with you with the hope that the various colic
remedies that worked for my husband and I night after night will work for you as well.
It all started for us about a week after bringing our daughter home. We were brand-new parents. Never even changed a diaper. And I was recovering from a c-section.
Everything was fine...at first.
She slept a lot the first two weeks. We thought, "Wow, this is a breeze, all she does is eat and sleep." Just when we had started to get our bearings, it happened.
One evening, around 5 or 6, she started screaming her head off. We were stupified.
Is she wet? No. Is she hungry? Doesn't seem like it. Then what in the world could be causing this crying outburst. Unconsolable crying. Like she was in severe pain.
I did what every good parent does when they have a baby question...I called my mom.
Try rocking her. Try walking with her. Give her simithecone drops.
Simethiwhat? Nothing is working? I don't know what to tell you...let her cry it out my mom tells me.
Huh? Cry it out. You don't understand...this isn't any ordinary crying. It's ear-piercing shrieking. Four solid hours of it. Her face was as red as tomato
paste, and she shook her fists at us like she was Rocky.
But finally, around 10 or so, it subsided. She fell asleep. By the next morning, she was fine...
...until 5 or 6 that evening.
And so the cycle went. I sought out all kinds of advice. Friends, mothers-in-law (I have two), sisters-in-law etc. Everybody gave their spin on the situation.
"Oh, it's gas, give her simethicone drops."
"Oh, she's hungry, feed her more often."
"Maybe she's teething, give her a frozen waffle."
A frozen waffle? At two weeks? I don't think so. No one told me that it was probably colic. Thinking there was something horribly wrong, I called the doctor to get her in immediately. Color me surprised when my doctor smiled
at me knowingly and said:
"Your daughter probably has colic."
What do you mean she probably has colic? That's the screaming baby thing that lasts for months and months! No, no, no. It can't be. I was in total denial.
After a while, I learned to accept the situation and find ways to cope. I studied the subject of colic like a madman. And through trial and error, came up with some theories and remedies that seemed to work to quiet my daughter's colic baby outbursts. Because I know I'm not the only parent out there that has experienced or is experiencing a baby with colic, I want to spread the word. I want to tell you my thoughts about what causes colic. And what you can do for your baby to stop the crying jags!
Have you heard about the benefits of playing white noise cd for a colicky baby? There are 2 definite benefits.
Peace and Quiet.
It will quiet your baby in no time flat. Vacuum Cleaner Noise in particular is very effective and stopping your baby's crying. Hence the CD. Give it a try. It totally works.