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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.
When Kayla brought her precious newborn baby home, she didn’t realize how difficult the first few weeks were going to be. Her little girl, Riley, would scream for hours every night and they had no idea why. Kayla told us, “We finally realized it was dairy and soy in my diet that was contributing to Riley’s discomfort.” She said, “Even with a strict diet it is nearly impossible to avoid soy and dairy at all times.”
At 3 months old Riley was still suffering with digestive discomfort so Kayla sent her husband to CVS to purchase some gas drops and an infant probiotic to help. He was unable to find any probiotics that were soy and dairy free and that is when he came across Tummy Calm. He brought the Tummy Calm home, happy he had found something all natural for his little girl. Kayla told us, “I was a little leery at first having tried other “all natural” gas drops and gripe waters with no relief for my baby.” “We hate giving her anything because we worry about side effects.”
Kayla was thrilled to finally find something that worked. “We began using Tummy Calm for Riley’s food sensitivities and have found that it also works great for her teething and other gas pains.” She told us, “We give it to her anytime she feels discomfort and we also give it to her before long car rides to help as a preventative.” “Tummy Calm has been a lifesaver for us!” Kayla tells us that Riley is now 4 ½ months old and they are still using Tummy Calm regularly now that her teeth are coming in.
After spending months preparing for the birth of her son, first time mom Busisiwe was not prepared for the long hours of Kuhlesibonge Moeng crying. Her beautiful new son was experiencing so much discomfort from colic and reflux and nothing she tried–not even the probiotic the doctor prescribed– was providing any relief.
When we asked Busisiwe what led her to Colic Calm she told us, “After weeks of sleepless nights I found Colic Calm on the internet when searching the word colic. I finally found the answer to my sleepless nights and most importantly, relief for my son’s colic.” She told us, “Kuhlesibonge Moeng was around six weeks old when we began using Colic Calm. I would give it to him before feeding or anytime he was showing symptoms of reflux or colic.”
Kuhlesibonge Moeng is now three months old and still uses Colic Calm on occasion. Busisiwe is happy to report, “He doesn’t need it very often anymore and is now ever so happy and cheerful.”
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