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I have two adorable lovely children. They are my sun and moon. (Thank you Daenerys Targaryen) There is nothing better in this world than knowing that they are happy and healthy.
Here’s the rub though – when your kid has colic, there really is NOTHING you can do to fix it. Your kid will cry, and cry, and cry, and CRY for hours on end. You will be sleepless. You will be tired. You might even fall into depression. Your only option is to just wait and let it sort itself out. Only time fixes colic. But there are things you can do to help ease the crying, and at least soothe your colicky baby. My new go-to solution is to use the brand new Little Remedies® Colic Relief and Gas Relief drops from Target. But more on that in a bit….
My newborn baby girl is an extremely easy going baby. She smiles a lot, is healthy, breastfeeds well, and has plenty of poopy diapers. Tall Dad often says that our little lass is “the greatest baby that’s ever been created.”
Which, to be honest, we deserve. Because our son Rhys was freakin’ awful. (More on this in a minute)
But even though she is “greatest baby that’s ever been created,” our little lass’ easy going personality can be overcome by a few fussy nights here or there.
Are you crying frequently? Are you super anxious? Are you not finding joy in things that you used to? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you need to call your doc ASAP. I wish I had called mine much sooner. Getting help for not just my baby but also myself was very important.
Now, there isn’t a magic pill out there that can CURE colic, but there are some medicines that can help soothe your baby or lessen his crying.
I was perusing the baby aisle in Target last week, and came across a NEW product by Little Remedies® called Little Remedies® Advanced Colic Relief which has no artificial flavors, colors, dyes or alcohol. I picked some up, because even though my new baby doesn’t seem to have colic, I’d like to be safe and have this colic relief on hand just in case!
Little Remedies® also has Gripe Water and Gas Relief Drops – which are fast acting, safe, and have no artificial flavors, no dyes, no parabens. We have already used the gas relief drops several times with my baby girl, and the results have been quick! I like this brand a lot, and did a bit of research about their products:
3. Track your baby’s sleep/eating/and fussy periods:
You won’t really know unless you write down what happens – either with pen and paper or an app. My favorite baby tracking app is called Baby Connect. It’s available on smartphones, tablets, the computer and even Apple Watch.
DO NOT be the proud mom who thinks she can handle everything. This is nothing against you – but you can’t handle everything.
It’s time to whip out the big guns.
When you are with your baby, wear ear plugs. You’ll still hear him crying, but it won’t be excruciating. Or wear some headphones and play soft music. (Tall Dad used to love listening to The Leftovers Soundtrack because it was soft, but had just enough oomph to block out the cries.)
I know it sounds stupid. But remember that scene with the whales and the space ship in Star Trek IV? Sounds that are deadened are much easier to handle. Trust me, get that high pitched shrill out of your house. It’ll help.
The weather is finally getting cooler – so make the most of it. Go outside for a walk with your baby – especially during witching hours. Fresh air makes babies often fall asleep, or they are encamped by the sights and sounds outside. In other words, the sights, sounds, air freshness, smells, and everything that comes with being outside tends to overwhelm their brain circuits – and their little brain tells them to fall asleep so that it can categorize all the information it just took from being outside.
7. Make sure you are soothing your baby with the five S’s:
Keeping them upright also helps work out extra gas bubbles. Wearing them skin to skin also will help — but no matter what – wear your colicky baby!!
In fact, WHENEVER the baby is not crying, take pictures and videos. It’s easy to only remember how much they cried and how tired you were. The good times are so few and far between that they are easily forgotten. But, if you have these key pictures/ videos, you will look back on them, and this time, fondly.
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Here are those deals I was telling you about — There’s a Target Cartwheel Offer where the new Little Remedies® Advanced Colic Relief Drops are 20% Off. The deal begins 9/13 and runs through 10/17, and the product is available in the BABY AISLE. There is also a Target Gift Card Offer – if you buy the Gripe Water and Gas Drops you will get a $5 Target Gift Card! These items are in the digestive aisle, and the deal runs 9/27 and runs through 10/17. If you head on over to the Little Remedies® website (here) you can get some free samples, and also a few moms will win an in person rescue from the Little Remedies® Rescue Team.