Coping with Colic – Remedies That Worked For My Colicky Baby

Colic Baby with Happi Tummi

Colic is defined as episodes of crying for more than three hours a day for more than three days a week in an otherwise healthy child between the ages of two weeks and four months. Even with so much research and cases of colicky babies (up to 25% of all babies suffer from colic), doctors still don’t know the exact cause of colic and no single treatment has proved to make colic completely go away. My son Lucas experienced colic … Continue reading

Baby Massage Helps Relieve Colic and Soothe Babies

Baby Massage to Relieve Colic

Dealing with a crying baby is part of being a parent, but trying to soothe an inconsolable baby experiencing prolonged crying spells can be extremely challenging and overwhelming for any parent.  I had a very colicky baby and did a lot of research on baby soothing techniques.  I read about infant massage being an effective technique to relieve colic in babies and decided to give it a try. I attempted to massage my baby several times during actual crying episodes … Continue reading

How to soothe your baby using the “Five S’s”

Swaddling

The video below shows how to apply the “5 S’s System” developed by pediatrician Dr. Harvey Karp to soothe a fussy baby. Dr. Harvey Karp is a board-certified pediatrician, child development specialist, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the USC School of Medicine, and author of the book and DVD The Happiest Baby on the Block. According to Dr. Karp, five simple steps (swaddling, side/stomach position, shushing, swinging and sucking) will trigger a baby’s calming reflex (the automatic reset switch that can stop a … Continue reading