When Ashley Russell’s first-born daughter Abigail was just about four weeks old, she began experiencing a lot of gas issues. Since Ashley was taking medication for postpartum complications, and she was breastfeeding, there were multiple factors causing her newborn’s digestive upset.
“She was not the happy little girl she had been, and I could tell she was in pain,” Ashley said. “I was using infant gas drops but she was not getting any relief. She was unable to sleep and was extremely fussy. I called her doctor’s office to see if there was anything further I could do for her and they recommended Colic Calm and also the use of a probiotic.”
Though Ashley had used homeopathic remedies for herself before, she had not used them with her daughter. After giving Abigail her first dose of Colic Calm she noticed a marked improvement within about 30 minutes. “She seemed to loved the taste and was finally able to calm down enough to sleep. She had been awake from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m,” she added.
Ashley was surprised but pleased after the first dose of Colic Calm, Abigail slept the best she ever had in her few short weeks.
“Since using the product and having such great results I have been letting all my friends with children know how awesome this product really is. She is five weeks now and still using Colic Calm. We give it to her before a feeding and again before bedtime. We plan to keep it on hand.”
Before first-time mom Karina Luna discovered Colic Calm®, her newborn baby Jaxon would suddenly wake up screaming. She and her husband couldn’t figure out what was wrong with him. Nothing would calm him down, so they would do what many parents do… wait it out and hope it would soon stop.
“I wanted an all-natural product without alcohol that was fast acting,” she said. “I was desperately searching Google for a colic remedy.”
After six weeks of waiting it out, Karina herself was so sleep deprived that she would cry with Jaxon because all she wanted to do was take away his pain but couldn’t. “That is until I found Colic Calm. I couldn’t believe it. It had worked instantly.” The first night she gave six-week-old Jaxon Colic Calm was the first time that both she and baby had a good night sleep. “The next morning he woke up in a great mood,” she recounted. “I finally have my happy baby. I have been using it ever since at the first sign of him being uncomfortable.”
When Nina Scott welcomed her fifth child into her family, she and her husband were faced with something they had never experienced with any of their other babies. Their son, Nathan Scott, was a “fussy baby” from the moment he was brought home from the hospital. It was about a week after bringing him home that Nina realized just how different her fifth baby was. Nathan would cry on end for 18-plus hours every single day. He wasn’t sleeping, and neither was anyone else in the family.
“As a mother of five children, I’ve never in my life heard a baby cry so long. It’s been hard at times to enjoy our little one and that’s heartbreaking for me, his mommy, to say,” said Nina.
Nathan’s pediatrician couldn’t provide much help. He just confirmed what they had suspected. Nathan had colic. The doctor said he would eventually grow out of it. But until that time came, what to do?
“The word ‘eventually’ resonated with me. We couldn’t wait for eventually. The crying was getting worse. It soon became shrill screaming. I could tell it wasn’t just gas or stomach pain because he wasn’t tightening his stomach or tensing in his legs. The medicine he had was not providing relief,” Nina said.
“After about four weeks of this situation, everyone at my church came to know about his colic. A friend put me in touch with her friend on Facebook, who said Colic Calm had been her miracle.”
After reading the recommendation, and trying just about everything else to soothe their new baby, Nina’s husband ran out to buy their first bottle.
“He was four weeks old, so we were reluctant but desperate for our baby to get relief,” she said.
Initially Nathan was getting Colic Calm every day and night, but because it stimulates the body’s self-healing properties, he now only needs it at night after three weeks of use, Nina reports.
“We just needed him to have relief and Colic Calm has helped provide it. Thank you for your amazing product!”
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.
Imagine the surprise when you find out you’re pregnant–now magnify that when the ultrasound shows TWO little babies instead of one! First time mom Amber, from San Dimas, CA went through those exact emotions. Now, think about when those babies come–not only was Amber dealing with her new role as a mom, but she’s also figuring out things like changing a diaper (two at a time) and breastfeeding (again, two at a time!). Emotions run high. Now add to the mix the fact that the babies are colicky. Oh the fun! At this point, I would be put over the edge.
Amber says that both of her girls seemed to have colic and reflux. She talked to her pediatrician about it and was simply told she’d have to wait it out–that the twins would eventually outgrow their colic. To which Amber says, “Not what you want to hear when they are only one month old and you are majorly sleep deprived.” As for the reflux? The pediatrician calls them Continue reading
If you’ve picked up a parenting magazine recently, you’ve seen the ad for the whooping cough vaccination. An adorable baby making a adorable face with the headline saying something like, “What Mom? You haven’t vaccinated me against whooping cough?” Bottom line, whooping cough–one of those diseases that seems like it should’ve been eradicated long ago–is back. And it’s scary.
Whooping cough is an infection of the respiratory system. Wikipedia defines it as: Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is a highly contagious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It is known to last for a duration of approximately 6 weeks before subsiding. The disease derives its name from the “whoop” sound made from the inspiration of air after a cough. A similar, milder disease is caused by B. parapertussis. Although many medical sources describe the whoop as “high-pitched”, this is generally the case with infected babies and children only, not adults.
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This week’s “One Mom’s Story” comes to us from Panama, New York. We hear about Colic Calm helping newborns, but you don’t really hear about the toddler-set, which is what grabbed my interest with Holly’s story. Read on to learn how Colic Calm helped her son, Danny.
Holly was no stranger to a baby crying—as a veteran mom to three kids, she knew what a newborn was all about. But what she didn’t get was why Danny, her youngest child, was losing weight and why, at 15 months of age, his stools were runny and had the consistency of a newborn’s, though he was eating solids and being weaned from the breast.
Holly describes Danny’s Continue reading