Colic Calmer Benefits:
Relieve the symptoms of infant colic
Help your baby to sleep peacefully
Soothe and calm your baby
Alcohol free with no preservatives
Easy to use – simply sprinkle on the tongue
Soothing Colic the easy way!
Colic is one of those conditions that affect babies – one that just doesn’t seem fair. Your baby is so very new to this big world and what an introduction to life! Medically speaking, colic is defined as crying for more than three hours a day, three days per week, for longer than three weeks in an otherwise happy and healthy baby. Unfortunately there is little known about what actually causes this crying and upset although most experts agree that it is caused by gastrointestinal problems, more than likely as a result of an immature digestive system. You may also notice that it tends to get worse at certain times of the day (most commonly during the evenings or at night) and that these episodes can last anywhere between a few minutes to a few hours. As your baby cries, it is also common to see them clench their little firsts, pull up their legs, tighten their abdominal muscles and squirm into different positions to try and relieve the tummy cramps.
Colic usually begins between 0 and 2 months and while not all infants get it is a fairly common problem experienced in the first few months of life. The good news is that there are a few simple ways to help soothe your infant’s crying and discomfort, and while it can be a terribly frustrating time for you and baby, colic is a temporary phase that will eventually end. By 3 months, the colic should pass and you and your baby can return back to your usual sleep routines. Colic is usually recognized when your well-fed, healthy and otherwise satisfied infant won’t stop crying. While all babies cry (as it is their only means of communication), babies with colic cry much more than usual, and when they cry it seems that little can console them. Colic is usually diagnosed or confirmed if your baby cries more than three hours each day over a period of three weeks or more and no other cause is found.
If your baby’s crying is worrying you, your baby’s pediatrician will check for other causes of discomfort such as intestinal obstruction, or illness and if nothing is found, colic is often the diagnosis. Other tests are generally not necessary, as colic, while distressing for baby and family, is not serious and not associated with other complications. There is little known about what causes colic, although, as mentioned above most, research agrees that colic is a gastrointestinal problem possibly associated with an immature digestive system. Other theories suggest that it is caused by lactose intolerance, allergies, mother’s anxiety or the different positions that baby is fed. Whatever the underlying cause, colic is often associated with painful stomach cramps or stomach ache and gas and many parents have noticed that their infants do feel better after they have passed wind or had a bowel movement.
The Natural Way
“Children have problems too! Many medicines for children contain additives, artificial colorants and preservatives. Some are addictive and others may cause side effects which end up being worse than the condition that they are supposed to treat. Parents are understandably concerned and may feel confused about what they can and cannot give their children.
As a Psychologist and as a parent, I have seen a need for safe, effective and healthy natural remedies especially formulated for children’s health. Together with Native Remedies, I have spent a lot of time in researching and formulating a range of natural remedies especially for young children. All remedies are herbal or homeopathic and carefully chosen for maximum effect and maximum safety, to safely heal and solve your child’s problem – naturally. While herbal remedies help to heal and promote health, homeopathic remedies work by strengthening the child’s own body to heal itself. The remedies are non-addictive and presented in child-safe doses. No artificial colours or preservatives are used and manufacturing is in accordance with the highest pharmaceutical standards.”
– Michele Carelse, Clinical Psychologist
What is Colic Calmer?
Colic Calmer is a specially formulated homeopathic remedy which is gentle and effective and safe for use by even newborn infants. It will soothe your baby’s stomach, help to relieve wind and reduce fretfulness, helping your baby (and you!) to have a good night’s sleep.
Is Colic Calmer Safe?
Colic Calmer is easy to administer and is especially designed to be safely and effectively used for even newborn infants. Unlike many other colic remedies, Colic Calmer contains no alcohol or artificial ingredients and contains only 100% natural and proven homeopathic ingredients. Simply sprinkle on baby’s tongue – improvement should be noted within 5 – 10 minutes.
How has Colic Calmer helped others?
“I am a single mom and it isn’t easy to cope with a new baby, especially one who has colic. You want to do everything right but sometimes it feels like you do everything wrong. The sister at the clinic told me about ColicCalmer and I can see why she recommends it. I just give a little to my baby and she goes back to sleep in no time – I would never be without it! They say it works for teething as well!”
– Lynne (UK, single mom, 24)
“Please ship ASAP. Thanks! I am a firm believer in this product for teething and irritability.”
All BabyNature products have been developed with care by a Clinical Psychologist, are 100% natural and manufactured according to the highest pharmaceutical standards. Individual ingredients are well researched and have been specially chosen for their high safety profile during pregnancy and infancy. 100% NATURAL: BabyNature products contain no animal products, gluten, artificial flavours, colours or preservatives.
Colic Calmer contains the following proven ingredients in homeopathic formulation:
Chamomilla 6C is a well-known homeopathic remedy for infant colic and teething.
Mag Phos 6C is an effective and gentle homeopathic painkiller and is often recommended to safely treat cramping pain. It is suitable for all age groups including small babies.
How do I use Colic Calmer?
Colic Calmer is presented in fine, lactose granules that dissolve easily on the tongue making it easy to administer to babies.
DIRECTIONS: Sprinkle a small pinch of granules on the baby’s tongue at the very first signs of colic for quick relief. Dosage may be repeated every 20 minutes for up to 10 doses if necessary.
CAUTION: If symptoms persist or worsen, a health care professional should be consulted. Keep this and all medicines from the reach of children.
NOTE: Colic Calmer is highly recommended along with the following natural remedies for maximum effectiveness:
Infant Massage Oil is used to and soothe your newborn through the healing touch of massage
Rocking Chair CD – soothe yourself and your baby with this relaxing CD
How long until I see results?
Babies differ in their response times to homeopathic medicine. Some babies show immediate improvement and one or two doses usually does the trick.
How long will a bottle last?
One bottle of Colic Calmer lasts for approximately 30 days depending on frequency of use.
The DO’S and DON’TS of Handling Colic:
Do consider eliminating milk products, eggs, wheat, nuts and berries from your diet if you are breastfeeding as this can provide some relief from colic. You can also restrict very acidic foods, spicy foods and caffeine and keep your diet fairly bland. It’s also a good idea to start a food diary and begin by eliminating all problem foods. You can then slowly start to re-introduce them into your diet while noting baby’s colic reaction.
Do drink herbal teas such as chamomile, vervain and lemon balm instead of your usual tea or coffee as these have a soothing effect on both mother and breastfed baby.
Do try experiment with a few simple feeding changes and see if you notice any changes:
Try feeding your baby more frequent smaller feeds every 2-3 hours.
If your baby is bottle fed ensure that the nipple size and shape is correct for your baby’s age
If your baby takes less than 20 minutes to complete a feed, you may need to swap over to a smaller bottle nipple
Talk to your paediatrician about changing to a hypoallergenic formula
While feeding your infant always ensure that they are in diagonal position with their heads higher than their feet
Always burp baby frequently. This can be done every 10min of breastfeeding and every 30 to 60ml of bottle feeding
Do make sure that your baby is not swallowing air while feeding as this can result in wind and furthers their discomfort
Do make sure that you are taking care of your own needs. Colic is tying for both baby and parents so do not hesitate to ask for help and be sure to get in a little relaxing “me-time” each day.
Don’t stop breastfeeding. Colic is equally likely to occur in both breastfed and bottle-fed babies.
Don’t switch and swap your baby’s formula brand. If you are considering changing to a new brand, speak to your paediatrician first.
Don’t hesitate to call your paediatrician if you are concerned. In many cases where colic is assumed, it turns out there were other medical reasons for the crying such as an ear infection or food allergy that may need to be dealt with.
Don’t wait until you have reached the point of desperation before asking someone for help. Accept babysitting offers and look after yourself. If ever you feel like hurting or shaking your baby, simply put baby in a safe place like their crib and leave the room for a few minutes while you gather your composure – then call someone to relieve you of baby duty for an hour or two.