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Question ... Whats more difficult then homeschooling with a refluxy newborn....

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homeschooling with a teething crawling red hed that gets into everything or screams! LOL... we're off to a great start!


by on Sep. 5, 2013 at 9:46 PM
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SMTCMMoore
by Melissa on Sep. 7, 2013 at 4:01 PM
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Ugh.... Fingers crossed

Quoting kirbymom:

Lol - You don't want to know the answer to that question! Lol

She was like that until her first birthday. Then, it was like a light switch was turned on. She never was like that anymore.





Quoting SMTCMMoore:

How long did it last?



Quoting kirbymom:My oldest was severely colicky. She could only sleep 3 hours in a given 24 hour period. All the rest if that time was spent crying and bf.





Quoting SMTCMMoore:Oh thank you! I've tried many but not all of these. The warm water bottle I may try next. Carseats are a MAJOR problem. As soon as I set him in he's crying and will cry all 1 miles to town.



I know it will pass (my second was like this) but this time my older 3 (5,3,2) are stressed by all the crying as well so we are all on each others nerves :/



I'm crying just thinking about the end of this nursing session cause I know he'll be back to crying :/.....it's more than 3 hours a day.




Quoting kirbymom:Treating Baby's Colic continued...





Changing Sensory Stimulation



Swaddle your baby.

Try more time in a front baby carrier (the kind you wear over your chest).

Take your baby for a ride in the car (but not when you are sleepy!).

Put your baby in the car seat on or near the dishwasher or dryer (be careful the seat doesn't vibrate and fall off!).

Use "white noise" (such as static on the radio or the vacuum cleaner), classical music, or a "heartbeat tape" next to the crib.

Try infant massage.

Put a warm water bottle on your baby's belly.

Have him or her suck on a pacifier.

Soak baby in a warm bath.

Try an infant swing.

Increase or decrease the amount of stimulation in the environment.

Medications



Anti-reflux medicines, if reflux is suspected, may cut down on acid production and/or help to move the milk downstream.

Try giving the baby some herbal tea (e.g., chamomile, mint, fennel, verbena, but NOT star anise, which can be toxic).

Use anti-gas drops

Try giving the baby "gripe water," but check the ingredients first. Most contain only herbs, but some from Europe may have alcohol or even phenobarbital, which, of course, you should avoid.

Although there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of homeopathic drops for colic, some parents report they have helped their colicky baby.



Quoting SMTCMMoore:I don't know, the refluxy wailing newborn is pretty rough here. My son gets so frustrated that we can't hear each other well. As soon as baby is ACTUALLY asleep, we are both rushing to get stuff done because as soon as baby wakes its back to crying. He's 6 weeks old today, it will pass right?!





Jlee4249
by Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 4:38 AM

wear the baby, back, front, whatever... keeping them upright helps with the reflux and holding them near helps keep them calm and quiet... and helps you focus on the other kid b/c you're not worried what the baby's getting into.
good luck. 

lovelylady83
by Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 1:44 PM


I would but it is in our storage... We are military and we had to move for 7 months so half of our stuff is here and half is in storage somewhere (wherever they paid the company to keep it)... If you are not adverse to it you could fold up a blanket into a rectangle  and then in half again to make the L shape of the seat more like a slope... we did that in her swing

Quoting SMTCMMoore:

Oh my goodness I'd LOVE to try this. Can't afford 70$ if it doesn't work though. Do you still have it? Are you willing to sell it or let someone try it?

Quoting lovelylady83:

She had an aweful time in the carseat too!  I found the wedge (only the wedge not the part that goes around the baby) that goes under the butt here to be amazing... it prevents their stomach from making the L shape that irritates reflux babies... but it cuts down the length of time they will fit in the infant carseat...

http://hugmejoey.com/hug-me-joey/


Quoting SMTCMMoore:

Oh thank you! I've tried many but not all of these. The warm water bottle I may try next. Carseats are a MAJOR problem. As soon as I set him in he's crying and will cry all 1 miles to town.



I know it will pass (my second was like this) but this time my older 3 (5,3,2) are stressed by all the crying as well so we are all on each others nerves :/



I'm crying just thinking about the end of this nursing session cause I know he'll be back to crying :/.....it's more than 3 hours a day.




Quoting kirbymom:

Treating Baby's Colic continued...








Changing Sensory Stimulation





Swaddle your baby.


Try more time in a front baby carrier (the kind you wear over your chest).


Take your baby for a ride in the car (but not when you are sleepy!).


Put your baby in the car seat on or near the dishwasher or dryer (be careful the seat doesn't vibrate and fall off!).


Use "white noise" (such as static on the radio or the vacuum cleaner), classical music, or a "heartbeat tape" next to the crib.


Try infant massage.


Put a warm water bottle on your baby's belly.


Have him or her suck on a pacifier.


Soak baby in a warm bath.


Try an infant swing.


Increase or decrease the amount of stimulation in the environment.


Medications





Anti-reflux medicines, if reflux is suspected, may cut down on acid production and/or help to move the milk downstream.


Try giving the baby some herbal tea (e.g., chamomile, mint, fennel, verbena, but NOT star anise, which can be toxic).


Use anti-gas drops


Try giving the baby "gripe water," but check the ingredients first. Most contain only herbs, but some from Europe may have alcohol or even phenobarbital, which, of course, you should avoid.


Although there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of homeopathic drops for colic, some parents report they have helped their colicky baby.





Quoting SMTCMMoore:

I don't know, the refluxy wailing newborn is pretty rough here. My son gets so frustrated that we can't hear each other well. As soon as baby is ACTUALLY asleep, we are both rushing to get stuff done because as soon as baby wakes its back to crying. He's 6 weeks old today, it will pass right?!






lovelylady83
by Member on Sep. 8, 2013 at 1:51 PM


are you breast feeding?  If so try cutting dairy and eggs (straight eggs like scambled, omletes, boiled, etc. in baked goods no problem.) and see if that doesn't make a huge difference... It takes up to 4 weeks for dairy to completely leave your system so 8 for you little one.. but you should notice significant differences in 24 hours... and just as an fyi things got better for us (being dairy free) and her being citric acid free around... 6/7 months old but still clingy... 

Quoting SMTCMMoore:

How long did it last?

Quoting kirbymom:

My oldest was severely colicky. She could only sleep 3 hours in a given 24 hour period. All the rest if that time was spent crying and bf.





Quoting SMTCMMoore:

Oh thank you! I've tried many but not all of these. The warm water bottle I may try next. Carseats are a MAJOR problem. As soon as I set him in he's crying and will cry all 1 miles to town.



I know it will pass (my second was like this) but this time my older 3 (5,3,2) are stressed by all the crying as well so we are all on each others nerves :/



I'm crying just thinking about the end of this nursing session cause I know he'll be back to crying :/.....it's more than 3 hours a day.




Quoting kirbymom:Treating Baby's Colic continued...





Changing Sensory Stimulation



Swaddle your baby.

Try more time in a front baby carrier (the kind you wear over your chest).

Take your baby for a ride in the car (but not when you are sleepy!).

Put your baby in the car seat on or near the dishwasher or dryer (be careful the seat doesn't vibrate and fall off!).

Use "white noise" (such as static on the radio or the vacuum cleaner), classical music, or a "heartbeat tape" next to the crib.

Try infant massage.

Put a warm water bottle on your baby's belly.

Have him or her suck on a pacifier.

Soak baby in a warm bath.

Try an infant swing.

Increase or decrease the amount of stimulation in the environment.

Medications



Anti-reflux medicines, if reflux is suspected, may cut down on acid production and/or help to move the milk downstream.

Try giving the baby some herbal tea (e.g., chamomile, mint, fennel, verbena, but NOT star anise, which can be toxic).

Use anti-gas drops

Try giving the baby "gripe water," but check the ingredients first. Most contain only herbs, but some from Europe may have alcohol or even phenobarbital, which, of course, you should avoid.

Although there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of homeopathic drops for colic, some parents report they have helped their colicky baby.



Quoting SMTCMMoore:I don't know, the refluxy wailing newborn is pretty rough here. My son gets so frustrated that we can't hear each other well. As soon as baby is ACTUALLY asleep, we are both rushing to get stuff done because as soon as baby wakes its back to crying. He's 6 weeks old today, it will pass right?!





SMTCMMoore
by Melissa on Sep. 8, 2013 at 8:14 PM
Thanks, we'll give it a try!

Quoting lovelylady83:


are you breast feeding?  If so try cutting dairy and eggs (straight eggs like scambled, omletes, boiled, etc. in baked goods no problem.) and see if that doesn't make a huge difference... It takes up to 4 weeks for dairy to completely leave your system so 8 for you little one.. but you should notice significant differences in 24 hours... and just as an fyi things got better for us (being dairy free) and her being citric acid free around... 6/7 months old but still clingy... 


Quoting SMTCMMoore:

How long did it last?



Quoting kirbymom:

My oldest was severely colicky. She could only sleep 3 hours in a given 24 hour period. All the rest if that time was spent crying and bf.








Quoting SMTCMMoore:

Oh thank you! I've tried many but not all of these. The warm water bottle I may try next. Carseats are a MAJOR problem. As soon as I set him in he's crying and will cry all 1 miles to town.





I know it will pass (my second was like this) but this time my older 3 (5,3,2) are stressed by all the crying as well so we are all on each others nerves :/





I'm crying just thinking about the end of this nursing session cause I know he'll be back to crying :/.....it's more than 3 hours a day.






Quoting kirbymom:Treating Baby's Colic continued...








Changing Sensory Stimulation





Swaddle your baby.


Try more time in a front baby carrier (the kind you wear over your chest).


Take your baby for a ride in the car (but not when you are sleepy!).


Put your baby in the car seat on or near the dishwasher or dryer (be careful the seat doesn't vibrate and fall off!).


Use "white noise" (such as static on the radio or the vacuum cleaner), classical music, or a "heartbeat tape" next to the crib.


Try infant massage.


Put a warm water bottle on your baby's belly.


Have him or her suck on a pacifier.


Soak baby in a warm bath.


Try an infant swing.


Increase or decrease the amount of stimulation in the environment.


Medications





Anti-reflux medicines, if reflux is suspected, may cut down on acid production and/or help to move the milk downstream.


Try giving the baby some herbal tea (e.g., chamomile, mint, fennel, verbena, but NOT star anise, which can be toxic).


Use anti-gas drops


Try giving the baby "gripe water," but check the ingredients first. Most contain only herbs, but some from Europe may have alcohol or even phenobarbital, which, of course, you should avoid.


Although there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of homeopathic drops for colic, some parents report they have helped their colicky baby.





Quoting SMTCMMoore:I don't know, the refluxy wailing newborn is pretty rough here. My son gets so frustrated that we can't hear each other well. As soon as baby is ACTUALLY asleep, we are both rushing to get stuff done because as soon as baby wakes its back to crying. He's 6 weeks old today, it will pass right?!






SMTCMMoore
by Melissa on Sep. 8, 2013 at 8:17 PM
Thanks again for the info :)

Quoting lovelylady83:


I would but it is in our storage... We are military and we had to move for 7 months so half of our stuff is here and half is in storage somewhere (wherever they paid the company to keep it)... If you are not adverse to it you could fold up a blanket into a rectangle  and then in half again to make the L shape of the seat more like a slope... we did that in her swing


Quoting SMTCMMoore:

Oh my goodness I'd LOVE to try this. Can't afford 70$ if it doesn't work though. Do you still have it? Are you willing to sell it or let someone try it?



Quoting lovelylady83:

She had an aweful time in the carseat too!  I found the wedge (only the wedge not the part that goes around the baby) that goes under the butt here to be amazing... it prevents their stomach from making the L shape that irritates reflux babies... but it cuts down the length of time they will fit in the infant carseat...

http://hugmejoey.com/hug-me-joey/



Quoting SMTCMMoore:

Oh thank you! I've tried many but not all of these. The warm water bottle I may try next. Carseats are a MAJOR problem. As soon as I set him in he's crying and will cry all 1 miles to town.





I know it will pass (my second was like this) but this time my older 3 (5,3,2) are stressed by all the crying as well so we are all on each others nerves :/





I'm crying just thinking about the end of this nursing session cause I know he'll be back to crying :/.....it's more than 3 hours a day.






Quoting kirbymom:

Treating Baby's Colic continued...











Changing Sensory Stimulation







Swaddle your baby.



Try more time in a front baby carrier (the kind you wear over your chest).



Take your baby for a ride in the car (but not when you are sleepy!).



Put your baby in the car seat on or near the dishwasher or dryer (be careful the seat doesn't vibrate and fall off!).



Use "white noise" (such as static on the radio or the vacuum cleaner), classical music, or a "heartbeat tape" next to the crib.



Try infant massage.



Put a warm water bottle on your baby's belly.



Have him or her suck on a pacifier.



Soak baby in a warm bath.



Try an infant swing.



Increase or decrease the amount of stimulation in the environment.



Medications







Anti-reflux medicines, if reflux is suspected, may cut down on acid production and/or help to move the milk downstream.



Try giving the baby some herbal tea (e.g., chamomile, mint, fennel, verbena, but NOT star anise, which can be toxic).



Use anti-gas drops



Try giving the baby "gripe water," but check the ingredients first. Most contain only herbs, but some from Europe may have alcohol or even phenobarbital, which, of course, you should avoid.



Although there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of homeopathic drops for colic, some parents report they have helped their colicky baby.







Quoting SMTCMMoore:

I don't know, the refluxy wailing newborn is pretty rough here. My son gets so frustrated that we can't hear each other well. As soon as baby is ACTUALLY asleep, we are both rushing to get stuff done because as soon as baby wakes its back to crying. He's 6 weeks old today, it will pass right?!








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