Calming the colic chaos with BabyNature Colic Calmer!
- Safely soothes infant colic & infant reflux
- Helps your baby to sleep peacefully
- Soothes and calms your baby
- Promotes digestive comfort & health & soothes infant reflux
- Alcohol free with no preservatives
- Easy to use – simply sprinkle on the tongue!
All about infant colic: Signs & symptoms
Colic is one of those conditions that affect babies – one that just doesn’t seem fair! Your baby is so very new to this big world and what an introduction to life!
Colic usually begins between 0 and 2 months and while not all infants have colic, it is a fairly common problem experienced in the first few months of life. The good news is that there are a few simple ways to help soothe your infant’s crying and discomfort, and while it can be a terribly frustrating time for you and baby, colic is a temporary phase that will eventually end. By 3 months, the colic should pass and you and your baby can return back to your usual sleep routines. Colic is usually recognized when your well-fed, healthy and otherwise satisfied infant won’t stop crying. While all babies cry (as it is their only means of communication), babies with colic cry much more than usual, and when they cry it seems that little can console them. Colic is usually diagnosed or confirmed if your baby cries more than three hours each day over a period of three weeks or more and no other cause is found. As your baby cries, it is also common to see them clench their little firsts, pull up their legs, tighten their abdominal muscles and squirm into different positions to try and relieve the tummy cramps.
If your baby’s crying is worrying you, your baby’s pediatrician will check for other causes of discomfort such as intestinal obstruction, or illness and if nothing is found, colic is often the diagnosis. Other tests are generally not necessary, as colic, while distressing for baby and family, is not serious and not associated with other complications. There is little known about what causes colic, although, research agrees that colic is a gastrointestinal problem possibly associated with an immature digestive system. Other theories suggest that it is caused by lactose intolerance, allergies, mother’s anxiety or the different positions that baby is fed. Whatever the underlying cause, colic is often associated with painful stomach cramps or stomach ache and gas and many parents have noticed that their infants do feel better after they have passed wind or had a bowel movement.
The Do’s and Don’ts: How to handle colic
The DO’S and DON’TS of Handling Colic:
- Do consider eliminating milk products, eggs, wheat, nuts and berries from your diet if you are breastfeeding as this can provide some relief from colic. You can also restrict very acidic foods, spicy foods and caffeine and keep your diet fairly bland. It’s also a good idea to start a food diary and begin by eliminating all problem foods. You can then slowly start to re-introduce them into your diet while noting baby’s colic reaction.
- Do drink herbal teas such as chamomile, vervain and lemon balm instead of your usual tea or coffee as these have a soothing effect on both mother and breastfed baby.
- Do try to experiment with a few simple feeding changes and see if you notice any changes. For example, you could try feeding smaller, more frequent feeds.
- If your baby is bottle fed, Do make sure that the nipple size & shape is correct for your baby’s age (if your baby takes less than 20 minutes to complete a feed, you may need to swap over to a smaller bottle nipple)
- Do make sure that you feed your baby in diagonal position with her head higher than her feet
- Do always burp baby frequently. This can be done every 10min of breastfeeding and every 30 to 60ml of bottle feeding
- Do make sure that your baby is not swallowing air while feeding as this can result in wind and furthers their discomfort
- Do make sure that you are taking care of your own needs. Colic is tying for both baby and parents so do not hesitate to ask for help and be sure to get in a little relaxing “me-time” each day.
- Don’t stop breastfeeding. Colic is equally likely to occur in both breastfed and bottle-fed babies.
- Don’t switch and swap your baby’s formula brand. If you are considering changing to a new brand, speak to your pediatrician first.
- Don’t just assume it is colic. Sometimes there are other medical reasons for the crying (such as an ear infection or food allergy) so always talk to your doctor if you are concerned.
- Don’t wait until you have reached the point of desperation before asking someone for help. Accept babysitting offers and look after yourself. If ever you feel like hurting or shaking your baby, simply put baby in a safe place like their crib and leave the room for a few minutes while you gather your composure – then call someone to relieve you of baby duty for an hour or two. Mothers are human too!
How can Colic Calmer help?
BabyNature Colic Calmer is a specially formulated homeopathic remedy which is gentle and effective. It will soothe your baby’s stomach, help to relieve wind and reduce fretfulness, helping your baby (and you!) to have a good night’s sleep.
Colic Calmer is easy to administer and is especially designed to be safely and effectively used for even newborn infants. Unlike many other colic remedies, Colic Calmer contains no alcohol or artificial ingredients and contains only 100% natural and proven homeopathic ingredients. Simply sprinkle on baby’s tongue – improvement should be noted within 5 – 10 minutes.
Colic Calmer contains the following 100% active homeopathic ingredients in therapeutic dosage:
- Chamomilla (6C) is a well-known homeopathic remedy for infant colic, digestive comfort and teething.
- Mag Phos (6C) is an effective and gentle homeopathic painkiller and is often recommended to safely treat cramping pain. It is suitable for all age groups including small babies
Lactose (inactive ingredient)
How has Colic Calmer helped others?
“I am a single mom and it isn’t easy to cope with a new baby, especially one who has colic. You want to do everything right but sometimes it feels like you do everything wrong. The sister at the clinic told me about ColicCalmer and I can see why she recommends it. I just give a little to my baby and she goes back to sleep in no time – I would never be without it!” – Lynne
“My first baby was easy and had no colic to speak of but the second one cried almost from day one, this is enough to make any mother feel desperate! Thanks for your Colic Calmer, it worked the very first time and we have peace in the house again!” – Suzette
“Words can’t express what a wonderful product this is! I don’t think I would have coped without it!” Amalia
How do I use Colic Calmer?
Colic Calmer is presented in fine granules (we call them ‘sprinkles’) that dissolve easily on the tongue making it easy to administer to babies.
Sprinkle a small pinch of Colic Calmer on your baby’s tongue at the very first signs of colic for quick relief. Dosage may be repeated every 20 minutes for up to 10 doses if necessary.
Note: If symptoms persist or worsen, a health care professional should be consulted. Keep this and all medicines from the reach of children.
Feelgood Tip: If your baby is having problems sleeping, try our Sleepy Sprinkles – a homeopathic remedy especially formulated to help babies sleep.