My daughter had a little bit of colic when she was young. I bought a cradle swing and she really loved it. It allowed me to get some stuff done around the house. Also for the constipation my daughter started having trouble going about 6 mos. old. So you'll want to check w/ your baby's dr. since your baby is only 3 wks. but the nurse suggested i use a little bit of karo syrup (1-2 tsp) in a couple ozs. of water or juice (prune or pear juice will help w/ movement also). Also my daughter was old enough to actually eat prunes, pears, and peaches which helped as well. Another thing my step mom suggested was taking a rectal temperature. It makes your baby want to push the thermometer out and then may stimulate the rest to come out. Good luck!
at 10:42 AM on Nov. 13, 2008