Two weeks after first-time mom Tricia Laboeuf brought home her daughter Jemma, a new reality set in. Of course the newly expanded family would have to adjust to feeding, diapering, swaddling, and cuddling, but they didn’t expect to endure 10 weeks of seemingly endless crying. At first, they were unsure what was wrong; maybe she was hungry, wet, or uncomfortable in some way? As the days progressed her crying increased more and more. Jemma had colic.
During those first couple of months, Tricia’s police officer husband was working odd hours, sometimes first, second or even third shift. Tricia was left to care for Baby Jemma by herself. All day. Her crying would start bright and early around 8 a.m., with a brief pause during a morning nap, and then it was back to pacing the floors. Doing the dishes, mopping the floors, laundry – all Tricia’s house chores were done with Jemma in her arms (or a carrier) bouncing away.
Jemma’s crying would persist for hours at a time–up to 6 or 7 sometimes. Alone and exhausted, Tricia would watch the clock waiting for her husband to return just to pass her back and forth for the remainder of the night. The days he had to work late usually resulted in the both of them crying together.
After several attempts at finding a solution to end her baby’s discomfort including peppermint tea, Mylicon gas drops, various tummy remedies, lavender and more, they finally found what they affectionately call, their bottle of GOLD.
When given directly before each feeding, Colic Calm created a magical baby who, instead of crying, laughed, played and giggled like a happy content child. It took about five to seven days to fully take affect, but according to Tricia was worth the wait. Today the colic-surviving mama swears by Colic Calm and recommends it to any friends who are suffering like they did.
Flash forward to today, three years after life with colic. Tricia and her husband are expecting baby number two in March, and plan to use Colic Calm again if needed. (WE HOPE NOT!!)
World renowned sleep coach Kim West who is also known as The Sleep Lady® by her clients and has appeared on multiple networks such as Dr. Phil, the Today Show, and Good Morning America has written a great article entitled “How to Get Sleep When Dealing With Colic“.
In the article she discusses the reality of being a new parent and losing sleep especially with a baby who has colic. She goes onto discuss a few things parents need to be aware of that will help them get through the first few months with their new baby, along with helpful sleep tips, how to create a sleep plan, and extreme cases of sleep deprivation that can lead to Postpartum Depression (PPD). She has even included a survey to help you determine if your sleep deprived.
If you’re a new parent and are struggling with the lack of sleep you’re getting take Kim’s advice and follow her helpful sleep tips.
Autumn is the 2nd of 3 children to Dani Sellers and has suffered from colic and reflux from the time she was about a month old. Dani was researching treatments for her little one and was uncomfortable with the lack of scientific data to back up the effectiveness or safety of prescription reflux medications for infants and children. She started searching for an alternative way to treat Autumn’s symptoms that posed less risk and that is when she discovered Colic Calm.
“We knew right away that Autumn had colic and reflux”, Dani told us. “She would cry and spit-up all the time and it was very difficult to soothe her. I had to change her bibs and clothes non-stop and always carried extra whenever we left the house.” Dani said, “We noticed an immediate reduction in her crying and spitting up as soon as we began using Colic Calm. It was AMAZING and a lifesaver!”
Dani told us, “Once we had to travel to see family and were worried about being able to bring it on the plane so we shipped it to their house ahead of time. When it had not shown up by the time we arrived, Autumn was miserable. I found a holistic store and bought a different type of gripe water and it did not do a thing to help. When the Colic Calm finally arrived a couple days before we left it had an almost immediate effect on her. Although I already believed in the product, that day just solidified my confidence and love for Colic Calm.”
“Because of Colic Calm, Dani told us, I was able to enjoy my daughter in ways that I was struggling with prior to using it. I have been an advocate ever since and have given out the website address more times than I can count. I will stand by this product until the end of time.”
Victoria was looking forward to becoming a 2nd time mom. She already had a son Rhett and couldn’t wait to welcome her daughter Louella. When they brought Louella home she began showing signs of having Colic. Victoria tells us, “Before Colic Calm we were up all night . Louella would cry for hours with no amount of consoling that did any good. Since I am breastfeeding her, I tried removing things such as dairy from my diet to no avail.” We asked Victoria how she found out about Colic Calm and she told us, “Louella was diagnosed with colic at her one month checkup. I do not like to use prescription medications, if at all possible, so I declined a prescription from her pediatrician, with the understanding that I would do research to try to find a more natural solution, and we had already tried other gripe waters that just contained fennel and ginger extracts. Amidst my research I had seen rave reviews and decided to give it a try.” Victoria told us that Colic Calm seems to work best when she gives it to Louella after she feeds her which is every 3 hours. “With the first dose of Colic Calm, she immediately turned into a different baby. She was much more peaceful and slept without making the grimacing, painful faces.” Victoria tells us they are still using Colic Calm now that Louella is older only in the evenings when she is showing signs of Colic.
Janelle’s 2nd baby, Nolan was always a good sleeper until he was about 4-5 months old. “Nolan suddenly began waking up several times a night gassy and uncomfortable.” Janelle told us. She said she tried other gas drops and gripe water and nothing seemed to help. “I searched online for other parents advice and found information on Tummy Calm so I went to the store and bought it to use that night.”
“Nolan is breastfed but allergic to milk so I have been on a very restricted diet since he was 4 days old.” Janelle told us. She said she was about to give up breastfeeding when she found Tummy Calm. “I gave him a ½ of a dose that first night and he slept for 8 glorious hours. He was much happier and so was I!” Janelle told us she has been using Tummy Calm ever since and Nolan’s sleep is much more peaceful, with far fewer wake-ups.
We asked Janelle how she would use Tummy Calm and she told us, “I give it to Nolan in the middle of his last feeding of the day. This seems to help him settle and get comfortable for sleeping. I wish we had known about Tummy Calm for our daughter when she was a baby. We will definitely recommend Tummy Calm to anyone with a gassy baby!”
Listen to the Boob Group.com podcast as they conduct an interview with Colic Calm founder Jacqueline Lawrence on how Colic Calm was started, and the benefits of Colic Calm for your new born baby.
Preparing for one new baby can be very exciting but preparing for two takes it to a whole new level! Deborah however was not prepared for the digestive discomforts of Leah and Chaya, her twin baby girls. They had all the symptoms of colic and gas…their legs would go up to their chest and they would cry and scream. Deborah tells us, “We were living on 2 hours of sleep and trying everything from baby swings to carriers to running around the block with the jogging stroller until we wanted to pass out!” Deborah’s friend heard about Colic Calm on the internet and emailed her about it right away. “I think she saved my life with that email!” Deborah tells us.
It turns out that Leah and Chaya both have reflux and many allergies including dairy, soy and all dyes and fragrances. Deborah said, “I had to cut out soy and dairy from my diet because I was breastfeeding”, She also said that the twins are unable to take any over the counter medications with dye in them or they will break out in horrible rashes all over their bodies. “We really need to be label readers and stick to all natural, organic, homeopathic medications whenever we can.”, Deborah tells us.
“We would give both girls a dose of Colic Calm after each feeding to help ease the reflux and also a dose before bedtime.” Deborah said. “This stuff was a game changer for these babies!” Leah and Chaya are now 6 years old and still use Colic Calm when they are having digestive trouble. “I give bottles of Colic Calm as gifts to new and expectant moms.” Deborah tell us. “I explain how great it works and show them the website so they can learn more.” She said, “We just found out about Tummy Calm and can’t wait to give it a try.”
First time mom Brandi had been warned by her friends that her newborn son, Nolan may experience gas pains. “Nolan had gas from the beginning, she told us, but it didn’t become painful for him until he hit 4 weeks and we were not prepared for what came next. “ “Those first few days were miserable for the little guy, Brandi told us. He was constantly tense and could not seem to get comfortable. He would only sleep if I was holding him.”
When Nolan first started having gas, Brandi’s friends suggested Simethicone drops. She researched the product and found it was full of artificial colors and flavors. “My husband is a chef and we try to eat as healthy, organic foods as much as possible, Brandi said. If I can’t make it from scratch, we generally do not eat it.” She told us, “While my friends swore by the Simethicone drops, I set out to find a better way and that is how I found Tummy Calm.” “I liked the fact that it was all natural and could be given at any time, not just with meals, she said. “Tummy Calm works on gas throughout the digestive track, not just in the stomach like the other products. Nolan’s gas was mainly in his intestines, so a product that only works on gas in the stomach would not help him at all.”
Brandi picked up some Tummy Calm on her way home from Nolan’s one month check-up where his pediatrician completely supported her decision to use it. “I gave him his first dose right before he nursed, she told us. At the beginning of the feeding he was tense and squealing in pain but within minutes of taking the Tummy Calm her relaxed and stretched his legs out for the first time in days.”
In the beginning Brandi was giving Nolan a dose every 4 hours. “It worked like a charm, she said. Now that he is older and his digestive tract is maturing, we have moved to giving him a dose when he gets gas and right before bed as a preventative.”
Nicole, a Sleep Consultant and owner of Belly to Bean, was already a fan of Colic Calm when she welcomed her 2nd baby Cruz into the world. She had used it for her 2 year old daughter Ayla when she was a baby for her gassy tummy. Nicole thought when she had Ayla that she would be coming home with a calm and quiet baby. “I was surprised when she was so alert and fussy all the time.” She tells us. “I was up all night and would go for days on just 2-4 hours of sleep.” Nicole says, “Once I found Colic Calm my life changed.”
Nicole found out when Cruz was 4 weeks old that he had reflux. “The doctor prescribed him Zantac”, she tells us, “I found that it bothered his stomach too, so I gave him Colic Calm more often and now he is doing great!” Nicole has stopped giving Cruz Zantac and is only using the Colic Calm now. She tells us, “I feel much better knowing he is getting a natural product now instead of prescription medications.”
“For Cruz I find it works best when I give him Colic Calm before a feeding and at bedtime.” Nicole tells us, “It really helps him fall asleep faster and without all the fussing and grunting.” Cruz is now 5 months old and he is still using Colic Calm. Nicole is planning on ordering Tummy Calm to have on hand for Ayla in case she has some tummy upset.
Nicole tells us, “As a Sleep Consultant, I tell every mom I know and work with about Colic Calm.” “I let them know it is #1 on my list of favorite items.” She said, “Why not have them try something that is tried, tested and LOVED by other moms.”
Second time mom Suzette, from South Africa, was thrilled to have her new baby, Seth Figgins. “When we got him home he was such an angel”, she told us. After about 4 weeks poor little Seth began having horrible tummy troubles, suffering with gas, upset tummy and colic. After tying 6 different medications with no success, Suzette was unsure how to help her little one. She tells us, “I felt so hopeless and did not know what to do anymore to help my baby.” When he was 6 weeks old she turned to the internet where she posted a comment on a Facebook mommy group looking for advice. Someone recommended she do some research on Colic Calm. “We are so thankful we discovered Colic Calm”, Suzette tells us. “Seth Figgins’ hands used to be so tight in a fist and after one dose of Colic Calm his hands were open and he was so relaxed!” She explained to us how Colic Calm seems to work best for her little one when she gives him a dose about 30 minutes after a feeding. “We thank you so much for this product…We don’t know what we would have done without it!” Suzette exclaimed. Seth Figgins is now 13 weeks old and still finding relief from Colic Calm.