How to Sooth Colicky Baby -10 Most Recommended Tips

How to Sooth Colicky Baby?

With a newborn baby Crying is a natural occurrence, but what do you do when you have a baby that cries nonstop? Chances are you may have a baby with colic. Still a mystery to the medical community. Then the Million dollar question ” how to soothe colicky baby?” .

Colic strikes newborns and causes them to cry almost 24 hours a day for up to three months, then just stops without any reason.

What do you do for those three months to keep your sanity and calm?

How to soothe colicky baby

Here is Some of the most helpful non drug tips you may apply proven to have very effective results in calming your baby.

(1) Try a baby swing

Often, the motion will soothe your screaming baby and get them to fall asleep faster.

(2) Swaddle your baby

He/she won’t like the process, but the results are amazing. All of the following steps work better on a swaddled baby!

Put baby on top of the washing machine on spin cycle or on top of the dryer. Have the baby in the car seat or a baby bouncer. The vibrations are calming to babies. After the swaddling , turn baby on his/her side and jiggle them

(3) Take your baby for a car ride

Bundle them up and often within 10 minutes in the car, cries are quieted.

(4) Lay the baby on his/her stomach across your knees

Jiggle your feet up and down and pat softly. This vibration can be very soothing and calming.

(5) Turn on the vacuum cleaner!

May be this sounds an odd, but it works. Just set the baby in the bassinet or car seat and let them become fascinated at a sound louder than them.

Shush him/her loudly – make sure he/she can hear you over their own screaming. Think about how loud the vacuum cleaner is…that’s the kind of volume it might take to first get the babies attention.

(6) Try to Lie on your back in a quiet, dark place.

Hold the baby firmly on your chest with his/her head over your heart. Raising your knees with your feet flat on a solid surface, rock yourself, calming the baby.

(7) Turn a floor fan on.

The sound of the fan calms the baby down. Make sure you can hear it, and it’s not like a quiet wind blower.

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(8) Offer your baby something soothing to suck

When baby begins to calm down, give him/her something to suck on (pacifier or your finger). Gradually reduce the jiggling and shushing as they calm.

(9) Try a rectal catheter

Using a rectal catheter like the Windi can instantly relieve your baby of gas. The catheter reaches past the cramped muscles of the baby and releases the pent up gasses.

(10) Offer your baby stomach ease tea.

Herbs like fennel, chamomile, thyme and anise give instant colic relief and are known and used since generations. A spoon before and after every feed shall be helpful.


Hope this was of great help, if you feel you need further assistance, or like to add more to this topic to help other moms, please do so in the comment box below.

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