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Soothing a Baby With Colic

Updated on February 26, 2011

 It is estimated that up tp 25% of babies suffer from colic. Most of the time, colic is actually predictable, you can time when it is going to happen, and when it i going to end.  No one is sure what causes colic, but studies are being done to help it. A baby with colic will cry and cry, and you can take steps to make your baby feel better. You already know, before you begin any of the listed recommendations, to speak with your pediatrician. If your babies crying will not stop, you should seek medical help right away. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to a babies health.


sooth your baby

Here is a list of things that can sooth your baby:

Run the vacuum (usually works wonders)

Hold your child in the laundry room when the load of laundry is spinning

Put a little peppermint candy in your babies bottle (remember ask your Dr.)

Switch your infants formula to something lactose free

Put a warm (not hot) towel on your babies tummy

make sure your babies milk is warm

give your baby a warm bath

do not overfeed the baby (babies can overeat)

Do not feed the baby juice (can cause more gas)

Relax around your baby (they really do pick up on stress, excitement, etc.)

Make sure your baby is warm

Babies with colic are usually healthy babies. If you need help, never be afraid to ask. Someone will be willing to help you, and more than likely glad to help. No one really knows why the baby cries when they have colic,because they do not know how to talk. However, their are many theories.

Just know that when your baby cries, he/she looks to you for help. The only thing an infant or baby are capable of is feeling your love, and loving you back. Never feel overwhelmed at a baby, just look at them with some patience. An infants or babies colic usually goes away after four months.

I have experienced an infant that wouldn't stop crying once, and I remembered years back to a commercial on t.v. that said "do you have an infant that won't stop crying? Run the vacuum."That commercial always kind of stuck in my mind, because I have always wondered how it worked.

Well one night, when my infant son started crying, I tried everything. I bathed, rocked, burped, etc., and nothing. So, I thought back to that commercial, and turned the vacuum on. Presto! Like magic, it worked instantaneously.

I plugged the vacuum in, turned it on, and the baby stopped crying! I looked at him, and his little eyes were just wondering all over the room. The vacuum somehow got the baby to stop crying. It was very neat to see how fast it actually did work.

I wondered what it was about the vacuum that made the baby stop crying. I can only guess it was a combination of the vibrations and noise.



 If you have experienced a baby with colic, and think of any ideas to help some parents, then feel free to list them.

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    • sarclair profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you cbris 52. I am glad you liked the hub.

    • sarclair profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank youfor that info Beach Mom. I think it may be useful :)

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      7 years ago

      I used Colic Calm for my daughter--it worked wonders. It's all natural, and FDA approved, so I felt safe giving it to her as well.

    • cbris52 profile image


      7 years ago

      Great Hub! Thanks for sharing!


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