Around what age does colic in infants stop?

my baby is 3months and am using the playtex drop ins to reduces colic....and am thinking on changing bottles....cuase playtex drop ins are kind of expensive buying the little drop ins....and am thinking on buying regular bottles...any recommendations???


Asked by starz16 at 4:26 PM on Oct. 18, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • by 12 weeks most babies do start to relieve their parents from the hardships of colic, so if the bottle liners are too expensive for you, then now may be a good time to try and change to a diff. bottle. I have always used playtex myself, but my sil used gerber and the nipples from the playtex bottles fit the gerber bottles, so you may actually be able to get away w/out buying more nipples if u go w/ gerber. Good Luck

    Answer by mommyof5boys543 at 4:32 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • i use dr brown bottles i swear by them. they are fantasic.

    Answer by J_L_Fshr at 5:02 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • 16 months is generally the age that colic has stopped, but it can go on longer. If he uses the Drop-ins, I would recommend going to the vent-airs also by playtex because they have the exact same nipple. It would be a really easy transition for your baby, and they also work really well to reduce the air. Some babies can be very picky about what bottles they will accept.

    Answer by supershlea at 5:06 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • Some babies will get colic longer. My son had colic until he was 18 months. It turns out he has silent reflux and that was probably the reason for the colic symptoms.

    I breast fed until he was 10 months and then went to Avent. I don't think they are any cheaper.

    Answer by AussieMum2 at 5:07 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • i liked the gerber bottles, the nipples were wider so they seemed more realistic to her.

    Answer by Ambreelulu at 6:31 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • I had a son that had symptoms of extreme colic and tried every bottle you can think of. The best ones I found were the Drop ins, which you have, or the Vent air bottles. Turned out my son had silent acid reflux as well. All he needed was a little mylanta and prevacid. I stuck with the drop ins and he hasn't had any problems with gas on them. Also, another thing you could try is gripe water from Walgreens. It's in the baby section and is called Baby Bliss. Hope that helps.

    Answer by BabyBreyen at 6:58 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • It really depends on the child. Most stop by 4 mos, some (like my son) go longer. His didn't end until he was almost 8 mos old.

    Answer by Anonymous at 7:26 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • Target carries a store brand of drop in liners and they are about half as much. Hope that helps!

    Answer by kboney29 at 9:10 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • by about 3 months babies have learned what bearing down is, instead of having spontaneous poops and gas, they are learning to bear down and push it out themselves.. we use avent bottles, and love them, they have an air flow escape and he does really well on them. Good luck, but your almost thru the worst part..

    Answer by sweetscrappin at 9:12 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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  • Hang on Mom. The end is in sight. It's not your child's bottles, it isn't her formula, it isn't the position you feed her in, it isn't anything you can fix! My baby had colic, you just have to wait it out. Most quit at 3 mos or so. Mine was extra special and cried til she was 4 mos and 3 weeks! Parents of colicky babies will try ANYTHING to give relief to that baby, but nothing works but time:( My DD was breastfed. My thoughtless MIL told me she was allergic to my milk! I hope nobody is blaming you for her distress, it isn't your fault! Mine screamed 6-8 hrs a day. I was at my wits end. Take care of you and your baby Mom. Good luck!!!!

    Answer by shmorris56 at 9:22 PM on Oct. 18, 2008

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