By andmic510 on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 06:49 pm: Edit Post
John, I know people are probably giving you a ton of advice. But we have been there (our son is now 2). Have you tried a swing? It was a LIFESAVER for us. The only way he would calm down. Even when he was small, we just rolled up receiving blankets and propped them beside him to keep him snug. We were pretty clueless about babies and felt totally helpless during those crying jags! Just remember, it may seem really rough but it WILL go by so quickly. (Also you may just black it out from sheer exhaustion) Also, the other person who said it is just gas not smiles is WRONG! Also, a good book to get is The Happiest Baby on the Block by Dr. Harvey Karp. Has some good techniques for dealing w/ colic. It WILL get better and more enjoyable!
By firepup on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 07:17 pm: Edit Post
John, I am sure you have been told this one ,but I use to take my daughter and put her in the ole chevy PU. In five minutes she was asleep.
By admin on Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 07:22 pm: Edit Post
Thanks andmic510 and firepup. We have tried lots and what seems to work the best so far is to just hold her, with her chest facing yours and then bounce her a bit. The car does put her to sleep when she is not dealing with the colic. She also likes the swing a lot, but again, not with the colic.
By letsgosledn on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 02:21 am: Edit Post
Hi John, One quick thought, a small thing to watch for that is not uncommon with infants that exhibit signs of colic are inguinal hernias. The hernia can be as small as a 1/4 inch separation in the muscles in her abdominal wall and a tiny part of intestine gets pushed through the opening.
By admin on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 04:32 am: Edit Post
By scho1mik on Monday, September 28, 2009 - 04:23 pm: Edit Post
There are ideas out there that colic is actually a sign of an underdeveloped nervous system, and that the symptoms of colic are that of overstimulation or stress to your child. As with any of us stress will most likely make us crabby, and sometimes cause us to have an upset stomach. Alleviate the stress and environmental stimulation and the symptoms ease. Most important, be patient and calm.