Hi... At 2 weeks my baby girl became colic,gosh it was sad to see my baby scream and cry when she did her business(poo).I took her to the paed and he changed her formula to Novalac AC along with gripe water and telament drops . Baby starts fussing and moaning at 3am to 5am every morning.She is now 9 weeks and has improved a bit however I am anticaipating 3 months hopefully we will b free of it ... To all the moms hang in there and YOU are doing an execelent job
I'm so relief to know other moms are going through what I'm going thorough I honestly thought I was alone. My son is 5 weeks old and I've tried a lot to help ease his pain,. Gripe water, gas drops, colic trablets, and next week I will take him to te chiro for an adjustment because nothing seems to work. This has been really stressful for us, and it's taking a toll on my health I havent been able to sleep or eat healthy because most of my time is spent trying to soothe my screaming baby. I've also heard that colics peak is 6 to 8 weeks and gone at 3 to 4 months. I wish everyone the best of luck, and we will get through this ❤️
Colic is so extremely hard! I have a group of friends with a total of 7 babies from 2 mos to 10 mos. None of them understand. Family and friends that sort of get it are always trying to diagnose her. She's on medicine for silent reflux which if you haven't talked to your pediatrician, do! It's so real. She sleeps a total of 6-8 hours a day, not consecutively. No trick or item works. I have met mothers who really survived terrible colic and make me feel I'm not crazy. They say 6 mos gets a lot better but not till over a year that they seem to blend with other babies. Mine was fussy from birth and at 2 weeks the screaming began. She didn't even fuss or whine from then; zero to screaming. She is now 5 mos and fusses now but still screams a lot and has a way to go. Keep your head up. You never get used to it but it becomes apart of your routine.
Nik, you also keep your head up! I survived that crap and to this day NEVER see people with kids like mine was. Everyone around me has an easy baby! Its amazing what a different experience some people have. Mine is 18 months now, and its still hard, she's a very particular kid and she is trouble!!!!! Yet I love her and she's pretty awesome and other people around me may never understand what i went through, but it is what it is and life is full of lessons to be learned. I guess for me it was that you can't set too many expectations cause after all they are their own little beings and we just have to ride the waves, one phase at a time. If its one thing about babies/ toddler / kids, they never stay the same. As far as your group of friends, I have a similar situation. Including, my two closest friends with our kids all being under 2 months a part. It use to be the same, how different all of the babies were from mine. Mine was always the fussy one. Now they are all toddlers, and they are all crazy! ALL OF THEM! Toddlers are a lot of work, but i'll take it over a colic newborn ANY DAY! Because its rare to have an easy toddler
My baby was 3 months old on July 21st he has colic and reflux he's on Zantac 3 times a day which works much better then 2 I recommend if your babys has reflex talk to the doctor about making the doses smaller 3 times a day it's very difficult to deal with but we will make it through one minute he's happy the next minute he's screaming with tears coming down . The doctor said reflux peeks at 4-5 months so I'm not looking forward but I love my son and I try every way I could to calm him . I found a soothing method that works like magic and I would like for u all to try it and tell me how it works when my babys screaming I put him down in the car seat pick it up and rock it he magically stops crying and jus looking around, also taking him for a walk outside he loves to look at the trees. Finding soothing methods is all u can do.
I am a new Mom and my daughter just turned 7 weeks. It is so much hard to handle a colic baby however,if you just get to know some tricks like what calms your little one down you can survive. I use white noise when my baby cries and put her on rocker so she calms down in few minutes.I also use this trick to put her to sleep but in the dark.I am still going through this hard time and only pray my baby get over this. Sometimes I cry alot when I get tired but what you can do? I am waiting impatientaly for her to start her third month so that I can get some relief
We were too, or rather there was still a lot of excessive grumbling and crying for no apparent reason - albeit nowhere near the levels they were at 2 months. But, my girl is 5 months now and is (most of the time touch wood) an absolute delight. Her cries have turned to babbles and squeals....Hang on in there, it gets easier!
Whoa Mama! Reflux, Gas, Allergies, and Colic oh my! I've been searching and searching (a lot of times I come across the same sites I've already visited, and visit again) for others dealing with the same thing, advice, etc. Soooo happy to have stumbled upon this tonight. Every little bit helps a lot. We've been through it all. Gastro-Specialist, diff. Formulas, she's on Elecare now. Which she drinks more of but the symptoms of acid reflux are still bad. She's on a med for reflux which she has pretty bad, she had an upper GI done and they found that half of her esophogus was affected by it. We have her sleep in a Fisher Price Rocker type bed that allows her to sleep kind of like sitting up half way, to try and keep acid down.I've recently just found that they make a wedge so that baby can sleep on a 30° angle, thought of trying that. I hold her upright for 30 mins after feedings, she still has gas and reflux issues. She too is trying to feel better, one minute smiling and cooing to the next, crying in pain. I'm patiently waiting for this to get better. In the meantime, I try everything I can to make her comfortable.
My daughter had bad bad colic from 2.5 weeks until around 14 weeks. We were finally able to get her to sleep some time in her 2nd month by doing the 5 S's (we put her in a swaddle, gave her a soother, played LOUD white noise on an MP3 player (a hair blow dryer noise free online from babysleepnoise), and had her swing in her swing the entire night long). That was the only thing that helped me though it. She still cried a huge amount but it changed to during the day and I could at least get some rest at night. Around 14 weeks it wasn't like a switch turned off but she just started to cry less every week, and when she reached about 16-17 weeks she was only fussy, like another baby that age would typically be. This whole experience has made me very cautious with new moms, I always check in with anyone from my work or my friends or aquaintences around 3 weeks to make sure they are okay and not going through the same thing. I have yet to find someone who had it like I did but I think my view of how it's okay if you aren't extremely happy with how things are helps moms even without colicky babies. My second daughter is now 11 months old and she is night and say different from my first. I went into this pregnancy with a lot of fear for how it might be with my second. I felt like since I made it through hell once, that if it happened again, I knew I could survive it. That's all you can ever do, survive. I was soooo relieved when she reached about 5 weeks and still wasn't crying like my first was. I was nervous until then. I think colic can almost give you PTSD in a way because you never forget the feelings, and it's easy to fear going through that again. For a long time I had straight up fear for my friends who went into labour. When I heard someone had their baby I wasn't happy for them, I pitied them. I'm just now starting to get over that. Anyway, the moral of my story is that yes, you can and will survive this. You are NOT alone. Your baby will not remember these weeks, and will not remember that you needed to put him or her down in her room to cry for a while so that you can go sit outside and have a break and maybe a snack. Please put yourself first just a little bit, I promise you, you won't feel bad about having done so once your baby has outgrown this stage. I just wish I did it more. I hope it ends for all of you soon <3
I am very happy to find this site. I feel so alone because everyone I know seems to have happy babies and don't understand how truly emotionally, mentally, and physically hard colic is. I don't know when colic ends because we are still experiencing it at 3 months. However my baby sleeps better at night now, the probiotics seem to be helping (but who knows). As other posters have said it seems that all you can do is find soothing methods and take time for yourself when you can, even if it means that baby has to cry in their crib for 5 min while you take a quick shower or few minutes to collect yourself. I also sometimes listen to iPod or wear ear plugs when I am soothing her so the screaming is not so loud and I can hold on to a shred of sanity. However this doesn't work if my toddler is around. It seems not many people have posted on here recently but I hope to connect with others on here because non-colic parents just do not understand and we all need social support to make it through this! Thank you all for sharing your stories, it has helped me to hear I am not alone and this will end some day.
My daughter has had colic since week 2. It has been exhausting. She is now 11 weeks and I have seen improvements but still so far from a happy baby. Does colic gradually go away or does it automatically go away one day?
I wondered this same thing as my sons colic took forever to go away. I did find in my research a colic calculator that calculates the probability of when your child's colic may end. It could be useful.