5 tips for Calming your Colicky Infant
Soothing a Colicky Baby
Finding ways to soothe your colicky baby can be very frustrating for new parents. The crying associated with colic is difficult to hear and deal with, especially when mom herself is tired and emotionally fragile. But it’s important to know you’re not alone and that many parents are experiencing the same emotions. Try reaching out to a support group online to talk to other moms and remember to take a break (with the help of a friend or family member) when you can.
During your infant’s next bout with colic try these 5 tips to help soothe your colicky newborn.
- Swaddle your baby
- Try a white noise machine or a vacuum cleaner
- Use the colic hold — forearm supports baby’s tummy and either your palm, or, depending which way infant is turned, a slight bend in your arm cradles baby’s head
- Shushing loudly in baby’s ear
- Use Colief Infant Digestive Aid
Don’t forget that it’s important to take care of yourself, as well! Even asking your partner, friend or family member to watch your little one while you walk around the block for a little break can help. You can also connect with other moms on the Colief Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ColiefInfantDrops/.