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23/07/2013 at 21:00
I'd forgotten how awful colic is. C has spent the past two evenings crying non stop for 4 hourA. Nothing stops him. He is bright red, sweating, scratching me, it's awful.
23/07/2013 at 21:03
Colief worked the best for us x
23/07/2013 at 21:06
He is already on lactose free milk :-(
Thanks for the suggestion though, I've heard good things about it.
23/07/2013 at 21:14
We used colief, gripe water and alternated between infacol and dentinox. Our gp said nothing would help and to just accept as much support from others as possible to get a break. Luckily he didn't suffer long.
23/07/2013 at 21:46
Hmmmmm they must learn that line on leaving med school!
23/07/2013 at 22:56
warm bath is supposed to help, and massaging their tummy, cycling their legs too i think. Poor boy xx
23/07/2013 at 23:13
Vibrate setting on the bouncy chair if you have one.
24/07/2013 at 08:20
Colief also worked wonders for us too, as well as Gripe Water x
24/07/2013 at 17:20
Colief helped here too (well it would as it turns out she's lactose intolerant after 28 long weeks).
Not to disheartened you but until it's been 3 hours or more, 3 times a week for three weeks its not classed as colic, and my doctor wouldn't do anything until then when he prescribed colief as they could just be unsettled. Definitely worth a chat with your health visitor as you will get much better support there and blind me did I need the support (husband was in Kenya for seven weeks missing the whole ordeal). Definitely seek as much help as is possible. I went to baby group where a lovely HV type lady just sat and held my screaming baby for an hour so I could actually drink a cup of tea.
Otherwise I'm told baby massage can help but before the grump sets in. E was clock work at 4pm which lead to me missing weeks worth of food with having no one else home or around so I guess my tips are, accept its going to happened, plan on it, get food etc ready and accept you'll just be comforting, male sure those around you know too. I warned anyone who invited us out then that E would scream every second but went out for my own sanity, so also tip from me is don't be embarrassed by the crying.
I guess keep as relaxed as is possible with two little ones, E knew when I got upset and it worsened. I was advised to break routine of crying eg bath her but that did not work other than if I got in with her. Skin on skin helped as did rocking and singing to her (its a good job no one was home).
Looking back now I can remember what a horrible awful time it was. I kept thinking it would stop at 10 weeks, 12 weeks etc. Waiting desperately.
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