it always helps to know what type of colic you are dealing with. if you aren't sure, start here.
not getting enough breastmilk is a fairly common problem for fussy and colicky babies. a few changes can be all that is needed. after all, if you were hungry, wouldn't you complain?
overfeeding and comfort feeds
is your boob the pacifier? feeding intervals, comfort feeding and when to introduce solids. these are all issues to consider
stages of colic
colic tends to preogress through 3 stages. see if any of these sounds like your situation.
not getting enough to drink or guzzling too much air. these 2 videos by a lactation consultant and a midwife might help
dealing with reflux
milky or like cottage cheese? gas and wind or a formula that disagrees? reflux and colic are often caused by gas and winds that are clogging up the pipes. but there can be more to it...
when baby is screaming! here are a few ideas about how best to help your colicky baby
pacifiers: do's and don'ts
a pacifier, or dummy, can be a great aid in treating colic. Dr. Dyan Hes gives a useful overview in this 2 minute video of the basic do's and don'ts for using a pacifier to soothe your fussing babe.
how to hold a colicky baby
the tiger in the tree - this is one of the best ways to hold a fussy or colicky baby.
white noise is used to help calm fussy or colicky babies. it can help to establish a sleeping routine. here are several hours of our favorite examples of white noise - play directly from this page.
general care and knowledge
7 signs of teething and natural pain relief
these short 2 minute clips from mama natural offer a simple, straightforward way to tell if your baby is in pain from teething and how to relieve it naturally.
reknown pediatrician, dr. pilar bradshaw, shows some how to do some important stuff, like taking temperature, using an aspirator, swaddling, giving eye drops, etc. a great teacher!
headstart - an unfair advantage
this guide gives you the latest thinking from child psychologists about healthy brain development and how best to stimulate IQ
best milestones list
see milestones month by month for first year. understand what you're seeing as your baby grows!
baby brain development
these videos discuss smart foods and ideas on how to help to stimulate the audio visual parts of the brain.
spending awake time on their stomach is important for a number of reasons, including gas release. these 3 video's explain more about tummy time and show 5 different ways to do it.
the twenty biggest myths
this guide will help you to wade through the old wives tales and get up to date thinking on a variety of controversial subjects.
getting good sleep is essential to break the colic cycle. what is best for colicky babies is somewhat controversial.
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