Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Relief for Colic, Teething, and Other things that Bother Babies

I wanted to post about a product that I found after I had Pinky Poo but didn't really utilize until after Leeli was born.  It's called Colic Calm Gripe Water.  I know that alot of people use gripe water but this is different.  It's homeopathic and all natural.  I can testify that this has almost instant result.  Leeli has been having lots of problems with gas and tummy trouble.  I can't honestly say that she has colic at this point.  I really don't have any experience with true colic.  What I do know is that my Leeli gets very uncomfortable with certain foods that I eat and there hasn't been much relief for her. . .until now.  

Last evening, she was really hurting after I had drank a new fermented drink that I have been making.  She was screaming at me and squirming so much because she hurt.  We finally pulled out the colic calm.  It has a sweet taste to it so it wasn't hard to get her to take it.  She drank it down as best an infant can with their tongue thrust reflex.  I burped her and laid her back in my arms.  She took her pacifier, buried her nose in my arm, and was out.  Instant relief. . .for everyone.  

From the website: 
Our unique homeopathic gripe water calms the irritation of baby caused by colic, infant gas, stomach pain, hiccups, teething and even reflux. It also helps baby’s digestive system adjust to new foods and relieves stomach upset caused by infant teething.*
 Our all-natural, side-effect-free gripe water contains NO alcohol, sugar, sodium bicarbonate (baking soda), simethicone, herbal oils or extracts, artificial flavors or colors. In addition, there is NO wheat, gluten, soy, starch or dairy in our formula.
 Active Ingredients: A Homeopathic Blend of Chamomile, Fennel, Caraway, Peppermint, Ginger, Aloe, Lemon Balm, Blackthorn and Vegetable Charcoal.
Our nine homeopathic remedies are derived from traditional European formulations. They have proven beneficial for infant colic related symptoms in numerous clinical studies and have been selected for their gentle effectiveness and safety
And this is great explanation of homeopathic remedies and how they work.  

Special Blend of Nine Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathy is the world's second leading form of medicine (Chinese medicine ranks #1 and Western medicine ranks #4). Conventional drugs rely on strength to overcome symptoms, which often causes side effects and toxicity. Homeopathy is unique in that it utilizes minute doses of natural ingredients to stimulate the body's self-healing abilities. Millions of children around the world take homeopathic medicine, as recommended by their health care practitioners.

With homeopathics, there are no side effects at all; even if you take the wrong remedy for the wrong condition it will cause no harm. Unlike herbs, vitamins and other supplements, homeopathic medicine is regulated in the United States by the FDA as drug products. The individual ingredients have undergone extensive clinical testing to substantiate their safety and effectiveness in order to be listed in the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States (HPUS). The HPUS is one of the official publications cited in the Federal Food and Drug Laws and it contains hundreds of monographs for homeopathic ingredients.
Because of this drug classification, homeopathic medicine is labeled with clear indications for its therapeutic effects. Homeopathic remedies are designed for symptom relief, safety and promotion of healing and are to be used at the onset of symptoms. 
If you have babies, no matter what type of personalities or difficulties (or not) with food and such they have, this is great supplement to have on hand.  I didn't realize it, but can also be used with teething.  This is so much better than constantly giving Tylenol (acetaminophen)  and Advil (ibuprofen) which is very hard on the liver.  I am quite pleased with the results of Colic Calm and will continue to use.  This remedies offers me baby that doesn't fuss at me constantly. . .and that is such a blessing.

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