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How can you soothe your baby with colic?

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Motion helps calm babies. Walk around with your baby in a baby carrier (the kind you wear over your chest). The combined warmth and rhythm may lull them to sleep. Hold and rock your child in a swing or stroller. Many babies respond well to the gentle hum of a machine, such as a:

�Clothes dryer

�Fan

�Vacuum

�White-noise machine

You could also try classical music or a "heartbeat soundtrack" next to the crib.

From: Understanding Colic: Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital: "What is colic?"

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Colic."

International Breastfeeding Centre.

Mayo Clinic.org: “Breast-feeding Nutrition: Tips for moms,” “Colic: Lifestyle and Home Remedies.”

Nemours Foundation: "Your Colicky Baby."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Colic (excessive crying) in infants (Beyond the Basics)."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital: "What is colic?"

American Academy of Pediatrics: "Colic."

International Breastfeeding Centre.

Mayo Clinic.org: “Breast-feeding Nutrition: Tips for moms,” “Colic: Lifestyle and Home Remedies.”

Nemours Foundation: "Your Colicky Baby."

UpToDate: "Patient Information: Colic (excessive crying) in infants (Beyond the Basics)."

 

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

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