There are many natural remedies for colic, and though you may not want to consider the natural approach at first, you might find that it's the best way to provide your child with some relief. Doctors are simply baffled by colic, so you'll find that you probably won't get the answers you need for relief from your doctor. When you are fed up and you can't watch your little one suffer anymore, it's time to find a natural remedy that will help you and your child start enjoying life again.
One of the best natural remedies for colic is herbal tea. While you might not think that tea is a suitable option for your child, it's safe for you to give your baby up to four ounces of herbal tea per day. If you talk to your doctor, he or she might tell you to go ahead and give six or even eight ounces of tea. You need to limit the amount of tea you give so that your child doesn't refuse formula or breast milk where he or she gets all of the nutrients needed for life. The herbal teas that you might want to try are chamomile, ginger, catnip, and peppermint. All of these herbs have been used for a long time all around the world to provide relief for unsettled stomachs and it's worth a try for your baby. You should be careful when making your own tea that you aren't making it too strong or it could cause your child to become nauseas, which will just add to the problem! Follow directions carefully and you'll usually find that this natural remedy will provide some relief.
There are several homeopathic remedies available in drug stores. One is known as Hylands colic tablets. These little pills are said to have an incredibly soothing effect, helping your child to relax, calming the intestines, and relieving gas. You can buy these small little white dissolvable pills at most drug stores. You can usually put one or two of them into the cheek of your baby's mouth and they'll dissolve. Or, you can dissolve them in a bit of water and feed that to your baby. Many parents find Hylands very effective and it often allows both the baby and parents to get some much-needed rest.
You might find massage effective, and you can do this in your own home with the help of an online guide or book. You can also bring your child to a chiropractor for a colic release technique that may include both massage and spinal alignment. Chiropractic treatments are completely normal and have to do with the proper alignment of the body for well-being. If you are at your wits end, massage or a visit to the chiropractor may be a good idea.
Colic isn't easy to deal with, but with a natural remedy, or a combination of natural remedies you may just find relief. Don't be afraid to try to natural approach when nothing else is working. These remedies have been around for a long time for a reason, and that's because they work!