I am pleased to let you all know about a new homeopathic product launched by Nelsons – available now, for babies suffering with colic. Although colic is considered a harmless condition, it can be very distressing for parents to deal with.
Colic is a medical term for excessive and frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed. It usually begins within the first few weeks of life, but often stops by the time the baby is four months old and by six months at the latest. In most cases the intense crying occurs in the late afternoon and the baby may clench their fists and draw their knees up to their tummy or arch their back.
Nelsons Colica® Colic Granules contains a unique formulation of a 30c potency of natural Citrullus colocynthis and Dioscorea villosa. We all know that I am a huge advocate of Homeopathy, and I already have a great love for the Nelsons Teetha® Teething Granules. I find them effective and easy to use – simply empty the contents of the sachet onto your baby’s tongue every 2 hours.
Here are a few practical tips that may hep relieve some discomfort in your baby:
- Try gentle rocking by walking round the house while holding them. You could also try taking them out for a ride in the car as the vibration, noise, movement and change of scenery can be soothing.
- Give your little one a gentle massage on their stomach.
- Hold your baby close so that they can hear your heartbeat to help calm them.
- Try giving them a warm, peaceful bath to provide some relief.
You can read here about a few other homeopathic remedies that I find useful with children in the house. They are gentle, effective and can be used from a very young age. However, if your baby shows no improvements, or if you are worried about them, do not hesitate to contact your GP.
I was not offered anything for this post. I’m just genuinely excited that there is another option for parents with babies suffering with colic.