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Best remedy for colic/band winding babys

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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
Hi we have a 2 week old baby girl and is very bad at winding,also she seems to be in alot of discomfort with the wind,we have been trying infacol but doesnt seem to help,also she seems worse in the evenings.somone said try dentinox,anyone here tried that with there babys?


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7y, 8m agoPosted 7 years, 8 months ago
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#1
awww its awful isn't it, it could be the milk, its worth talking to your health visitor too. I found putting my son over my shoulder with his belly resting on my shoulder (that make sense) helped release wind, tapping and rubbing helped too (could sometimes take 15 mins to get wind up)
#2
I used to use a drink made with fennell worked brilliantly on both mine but dont know if you can get it now maybe from a Health Shop
#3
I didn't find any "remedies" very effective but I cried for three months non stop so my kids were a dream compared to that. I used to dilute a very small amount of gripe water in warm water and spoon one or two very slowly, don't know if it helped but took their mind off it.......does she need a poo perhaps?? a warm hand on the tummy is quite nice although you are probably more distressed than her so perhaps you could do with one too!!
Good luck it all goes so fast, in a blink she will be starting school, enjoy.


the fennel drink was by Milupa, haven't seen it for a while but used it too.
#4
With one of mine - I had to keep trying to wind her until she burped - sometimes it took an absolute age. But I knew, if she didnt burp - she would be crying for an age.

Try Ashton & Parsons teething powders - also works for upset tummys.
#5
BTW Bear in mind that some things cannot be used in babies under one month - I think that that applies to gripe water .
#6
Try putting her on her front on a cushion and pat her back and rub it gently, or in a seated position, supporting the neck/head with your hand - sometimes different positions work.
#7
yes i used to use Dentinox and it was a life saver as you can put it straight into the bottle when you make the feed, i have twin daughters and it really did save my sanity as they both had really bad colic
#8
mrspatch
BTW Bear in mind that some things cannot be used in babies under one month - I think that that applies to gripe water .


Correct - can't use gripe water at that age.
#9
Try the "tiger in the tree" position where the baby lies on your arm face down, with his/her head in the palm of your hand, and try winding in this position by pating his back. Worked for both of mine
#10
i placed baby on my knees with her tummy gently pressing on my legs and sort of moved her in a circular movement.
If infacol isnt helping see health visitor though. all 5 of my children were intolerant to the milk.
Its an awful time.
#11
sometimes its worth giving part of a feed and winding... more feed and winding... more feed and winding....

Sometimes a few drops of water can help too.

It's so common to have this evening colicy time... Speak to the health visitor if you are at all worried.
#12
I found colycinth granules to be very good - they are herbal - as with other posts I am not entirely sure about what age it is safe to use them from. I tried everything with my two but did find this to be the best. I don't think you entirely get a cure but if something helps you then it is worth it. Hope this helps and things will get better :)
#13
just got some dentinox from tescos,will try some on next feed
#14
strobez1977
just got some dentinox from tescos,will try some on next feed


be careful sweetie, is it suitable for 2 weeks of age?
#15
Colief Is The Best But Its £10 For Teeny Bottle That Lasts About 10 Days And They Have To Be Weened On And Off It. Fantastic Stuff But Would Try Other Things First.

If Baby Being Bottle Fed , Perhaps Talk To Hv About Changing Milk,. My Son Seemed Most Settle On Cow And Gate. We Just Used The Normal One But Was Recommeded By Other Mum To Try Easy Digest Or Aptamilk
#16
ClarityofMind
be careful sweetie, is it suitable for 2 weeks of age?


Hi yes its fine from birth,the midwife said to try it the other day
#17
yes I've known some babies be more comfortable on goats milk based formulas or you can get special milk from the doc for babies who are realllly sensitive...

All mine were breastfed and I didn't experience colic until maybe they were about 2 monts old to around the four months mark....

OP I really would get babesy checked out by the health visitor or GP just to keep your mind at rest x x
#18
strobez1977
Hi yes its fine from birth,the midwife said to try it the other day


oh thats great then, at least she knows thats what you're gonna do. In my experience all the midwives i've known have been fantastic so long as they are fully aware of all the medical history etc that is available x x
#19
I suffered really badly with my stomach when I was a baby and mum said that the baby slings were a god send because I was upright, had the warmth from her body, and was soothed by the contact as well. Also meant that she could get on with other things while having a more settled baby.
#20
if you are on formula you could try a 'predigested' version of the milk - sort of like a premade colief formula.
eg cow+gate comfort
thats if infacol etc fail ofc
#21
kelly_o_fanatic
I suffered really badly with my stomach when I was a baby and mum said that the baby slings were a god send because I was upright, had the warmth from her body, and was soothed by the contact as well. Also meant that she could get on with other things while having a more settled baby.


yes we used a sling all the time with our last one, he was 6 weeks premature and his stomach valve was immature.. he had to stay upright at all times or the contents of his tummy would just spurt out, literally right across the room. By about 3 months of age with lots of medications that help, it had strengthened and we could begin to relax a little.
#22
Don't know about colic as mine never had it but as some have mentioned fennel,well Hipp Organic do a fennel drink for babies but it is from 4mths.

Price: £3.18

1 pack consists of 40 individually wrapped fennel tea bags.
Please note that this product will be delivered as individual sachets rather than in a box.
Each fennel teabag is individually wrapped sealing in the freshness.
This herb tea is specially formulated for babies, HiPP Organic Fennel Drink is recommended from 4 months and can also be enjoyed by older babies and children

Should be available in Boots etc.
I know about this as have samples in Newborn freebie bags like Bounty etc in past.
#23
My son had this problem, we tried a differnt bottle and it worked a treat. The bottles we are using are called MAM and my partner got them from mothercare. Hope this helps. If you are breast feeding then you may want to put some into one off these bottles for the last feed to see if it works. Good luck
#24
My boys were both quite bad with theres. With my second i was alot more clued up and used to feel his tummy. if it was bloated i could tell he had wind and so wouldnt out him back to bed until i got rid of the wind. I used to lie him on his tummy and massage his backup and down, or put him int he sitting up position over my hand and rub that way or over my shoulder. Sometimes if the wind didn't come up right away using one position i would move to another and it would release easier. I also used the infacol and dentinox and gripe water too - like others though do check the ages.

Congratulations on your baby girl :)
suspended#25
use infacol as she is so young , rest her high so her belly is on your shoulder and wrap and blanket round her tummy , if you cant get wind up dont stop as it can take ages try laying her flat and then briging her back up to sitting,thats all i ever did , also dr brown bottles are men tto be fab for preventing colic, they are pricey but heard they are so worth it x
#26
Colief is good and you get get it on prescription which is good because as a previous post said it's expensive. I also found winding my baby several times during a feed and using Dr Brown's anti-colic bottles really good. Hope things improve soon, it's horrible when they are in pain!
banned#27
I never found anything that helped, even the stuff docs prescribed, it was a nightmare, thankfully you do come out the other end unscathed
#28
RBW
Colief is good and you get get it on prescription which is good because as a previous post said it's expensive. I also found winding my baby several times during a feed and using Dr Brown's anti-colic bottles really good. Hope things improve soon, it's horrible when they are in pain!


+1

Avent bottles i used but was tempted to buy dr.browns.

Sometimes you can get them cheap in TK Maxx if you lucky


ONly some doctors will do it on prescription, i know they wont here in south wales.
As baby is only 2 weeks i would also perhaps say perservere with winding etc, try diff postion over shoulder , across lap. As ypu will find your better at getting wind up in a specific way for your baby.

Like OH was much better than me, but i put that down to his larger hands being able to rub all babies back in 1 go
#29
i switched to Cow and Gate comfort milk, worked a treat.
#30
lie them on their back and rub the tummy in a clock style direction. The heat helps shift the wind. My daughter suffered terribly and she would pass wind through her bottom easily when i did this. In fact when I get tummy pains I do the same thing and it helps lots.

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