It's not often we associate stress with babies but in actuality it is more true than people believe. The causes of colic have been widely talked about and many different causes can be the reason why your little one is crying. Some say what the mother consumed through her diet during pregnancy can be the cause.
Others believe that an imbalance in the baby's nervous and digestive system is what causes the baby to be stressed. The latter seems to be the most agreed on cause overall, but there are many scenarios we could run through right now.
Today we will be looking at natural remedies for colic but if you would like to read more about this condition, the causes, symptoms and whatever else, just click here. If you just want to get straight to the natural remedies then let's waste no more time and get to it.
This is not a cure for colic but it is a remedy you can use at first to give yourself and your little one some time out from the constant crying. Turn on a vacuum cleaner, a hairdryer or whatever makes enough sustainable noise to distract your baby. As I said, this is not a long term plan but it's important for a short bit of relief for you both.
the following list will outline the best natural remedies for colic that have worked for many parents in the past.
Catnip, Fennel Tea:
Get yourself 2 teaspoons of dried catnip ;eaves and 1 teaspoon of fennel. Leave to steep in a cup of boiling water for 20 minutes and consume just before nursing. If you want, you can give this brew to your baby in a little dropper bottle. Continue with this remedy every half hour until your little one is at ease and comfortable.
This is one of those natural remedies for colic that is very simple in nature but very powerful in essence. Mix a small amount into warm or cold water and have your baby drink it. Chamomile has been used for a great amount of treatments and we have recommended its use for many of our natural remedies in the past.
Aloe Vera Juice:
This remedy is a big favorite of many parents I have talked to. Just a cap full mixed into a glass of warm or cold water can be given to your baby every day until the colic has disappeared. Not all natural remedies for colic are equal, so be patient as you may find that some treatments work better than others.
Heat some olive oil up and gently rub onto your baby's stomach in a circular motion.
This remedy is to relieve gas which can be one of the symptoms of colic. Boil 3 cups of water into a pan, add in a layer of onion (peel away first layer first) and add to the boiling water. Let simmer and then cool down until the right temperature for your little one and add to his or her bottle formula.
This is sworn to be the best of all the natural remedies for colic by a good friend of our family. She claims this recipe has been passed through her family for over a hundred years and it works extremely well. Go to your local herbal store to buy some mint leaves. Put into boiling hot water. When the mint leaves have steeped, let simmer and cool right down to the right temperature and add to your baby's bottle formula.
I hope these natural remedies for colic have been useful to you. Remember to always consult your doctor before trying out any new treatments for any condition.