Many parents face the problem of colic. What is this phenomenon? Colic is the result of the still imperfect work of the gastrointestinal tract of the infant. The transition from one type of food to another does not go off painlessly. A new food, be it mom’s milk or infant formula, the child is not yet able to absorb. This leads to the appearance of abdominal pain in the baby.
To distinguish colic from any other problem that can torment a baby is quite simple. During pains in the tummy, the child has little legs, screams loudly, often it is absolutely impossible to calm him down.
Colic appears around the third week of a baby’s life and lasts, as a rule, up to 3 months.
Recalling this time, I can say that this is the most terrible period, both for the child and for the parents. Unrestrained crying is quite difficult to endure, I want to help the baby, and sometimes nothing helps.
In order to eliminate these pains, I used the following methods:
1. The diaper. It is necessary to take it, put it in several layers, iron it on both sides with an iron and put the baby on the tummy. Diaper, of course, should not be hot! This method helped us only a few times.
2. Charging. For this, I laid my daughter on the back and made her legs a bicycle, alternating with their breeding. At the same time, the gases usually departed, and the child felt better.
3. Massage. Again, she put the baby on her back and stroked her tummy in a clockwise direction for about 5-10 minutes. It is possible, of course, and more, but the child usually does not know how to lie for a long time, he needs to constantly move.
4. Fennel tea. You can give it to a child, or you can drink it yourself. I did not dare to drink this baby drink, because I drank myself. Since my daughter is breastfed, then through the milk she got the right dose of medication, and she calmed down. But, unfortunately, not for long.
5. Homeopathic remedy Bebinos. It helped perfect. Usually I tried to give it once a day, for the night, so that the daughter would sleep peacefully. However, even with the combination of these methods, there was no 100% result. From time to time it was possible to achieve a slight lull, but rather short.
During the period of colic, parents are very important to keep calm. In most cases, colic does not depend on your efforts. Do you do something to eliminate them or not, but after 3 months they, to the general joy, pass.
And before you appears cute smiling little tot!