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HOW WE GOT THROUGH BABY COLIC

February 20, 2017
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Yes! We’ve also got through baby colic but we were lucky enough because Luca was strong and he didn’t have too many crying episodes.

The baby has cramps if:

  • He cries loudly for around 2-3 hours (sometimes longer) and you can’t soothe him;
  • He starts crying around same hour everyday, usually in the afternoon;
  • His stomach is hard, bulging, has cramps and aches;
  • He lifts his legs to his chest, raises his fists and twirls.
  • Has gases and his stomach is rumbling.

According to specialists colic are defined as follows: a healthy and well fed baby that cries more than 3 hours / day, more than 3 days / week and more that 3 weeks.

To improve stomach aches and eliminate baby gas, I was very careful with my diet. I didn’t eat broccoli, cabbage, beans or anything that could make his stomach bloat.

I didn’t drink orange juice and I didn’t eat apples or plums in his first month. I also didn’t eat chocolate and drank cafeine free coffee. After one month I started introducing gradually these foods in my diet. If I noticed that something made him feel bad I tried to avoid as much as possible that food.

Now, at almost 3 months I can drink regular coffee with milk and I eat apples or oranges without making him feel bad or nervous.

When Luca was feeling bad because of cramps I found white noises very helpful. There are lots on youtube, for us these worked very good:

  1. White Noise for babies, blow dryer.
  2. Soothe Your Crying Baby | 8 Hours White Noise For Infants.

For gases we found some moves that can help the baby eliminate them faster. These are the ones that worked for us:

  • Rasing the baby’s legs towards his stomach and very easily press them against the belly. For baby Luca this worked pretty well if he was held at 45°. Here is a video example.
  • Rasing his legs to his stomach and moving them slowly from left to right.

That’s about it with our baby cramps adventures. For us they got better around 2 months, as the crying episodes were fewer to none.

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Roxana

Makeup Artist based in Bucharest, Romania. I like Starbucks coffee, I love to travel, I enjoy the time spent with my friends and family. Oh, I also like chocolate and tasty desserts :)

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