What does it mean when a baby has Colic?
Colic is a condition in which there is severe pain in the abdomen caused by an intestinal obstruction or painful gas and is most commonly seen with babies and/or children.
How to calm a baby with Colic?
Many soothing techniques that can be found online. Warm wet compresses placed on the tummy. Special Colic carries or holds to aid in passing the discomfort. Pedaling the legs to promote movements. White noise therapy and much more. Follow the link for “8 ways to help a colicky baby” written and published by babycenter.
These techniques have been proven effective to some degree, however, if the pain is not related to constipation but gas instead, then there is a solution not mentioned in the above article that we here at Charcoal House are aware of… Gripe Water.
What is Gripe Water?
A solution given to babies for the relief of colic, wind, and indigestion. There are many brands out there and likewise many Gripe Waters that have other added ingredients. Aside from making your own, Charcoal House supports and carries Colic Calm.
“Colic Calm® Gripe Water is a safe, effective, FDA listed homeopathic medicine. Made with natural active ingredients, Colic Calm eases baby’s discomfort often associated with gas, colic, hiccups and teething. Our gentle liquid formula is the #1 selling gripe water for infant gas & colic relief.”
Also, their website (linked above) has a lot of information available about identifying, understanding, and treating colic. Watch our video below to see how quickly and easily you can make your own natural Gripe Water. We will have links to the products in the video below.
Ingredients for Gripe Water
- Container with a secure lid (recycled glass jars work well)
- 1/4 Cup Water
- 1/2 Teaspoon Detox 1600 Activated Charcoal Powder
- Numimed Dispenser or Bottle
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