Many parents are familiar with the situation when, having eaten tight, the baby suddenly starts crying, pulling the legs up to the stomach and pulling the arms. Colic occurs in almost all infants. But this is not a disease at all.
Newborns have a very weak and even imperfect stomach, in which various bacteria gradually appear, with a lot of gas released, and the baby begins to experience discomfort. Your task is to alleviate his condition.
Causes of Colic
- Mother’s food
If the mother is breastfeeding the baby, it is very important for her not to change her usual diet. After all, what you like mom, be sure to fit for the crumbs. But do not forget the main rule: a bit of everything and gradually.
If after the birth of a baby you want to eat some kind of product, start with a small portion. Everything that you eat will fall into the tummy of the baby. There are cases when a mother simply out of caution limits herself in everything, and from this the child does not receive all the necessary nutrients and vitamins.
Somewhere from the age of 6 months, the baby begins to receive supplements. This should be done very carefully: for the first acquaintance with food, give small portions (1/2 tsp). In the absence of any reactions, gradually increase the amount. Quite often, the crumb can puff on juices, so they also need to be given a little.
Some children do not tolerate the protein of cow’s milk, so the mother does not need to use it in large quantities. Even if you buy home-made milk from the same person, and early in the morning, without a refrigerator, harmful bacteria may appear in it already for dinner. Therefore, look in the shops, special baby milk is sold, which is great for preparing children’s meals.
- Dairy products
The child begins to try them somewhere in 12 months. If you want to be sure of the quality of the food, cook it yourself. You can buy yogurt maker and make healthy and tasty drinks. Cottage cheese is also better to cook at home: bring the milk to a boil and pour kefir into it (in a ratio of 1: 1), stir until the formation of flakes. Then strain the mixture through a clean gauze. Also read how to make homemade kefir.
- Meteorological dependence
Sudden weather changes can affect a child. In this case, you should pick it up, press it and try to calm it down.
- Feeding mode
In this situation, the crumb eats less and longer, as if trying to eat in reserve. At the same time, the stomach stretches and colic appears.
- Special cases
If, in addition to the discomfort in the abdomen, the baby has a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, rashes on the skin, call the doctor immediately.
How to help the child with colic
There are a number of conclusions about the dangers of detergent cosmetics. Unfortunately, not all newly-made moms listen to them. In 97% of baby shampoos, the dangerous substance Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) or its analogues is used. Many articles have been written about the effects of this chemistry on the health of both children and adults. At the request of our readers, we tested the most popular brands. The results were disappointing – the most publicized companies showed the presence of those most dangerous components. In order not to violate the legal rights of manufacturers, we cannot name specific brands.
The company Mulsan Cosmetic, the only one who passed all the tests, successfully received 10 points out of 10 (see). Each product is made from natural ingredients, completely safe and hypoallergenic.
If you doubt the naturalness of your cosmetics, check the expiration date, it should not exceed 10 months. Come carefully to the choice of cosmetics, it is important for you and your child.
These simple tips will help young parents:
- Attach a heated baby diaper to the belly;
- You can give your baby an infusion of brewed dill seeds;
- after feeding, be sure to hold the crumb upright until it spits out, so that the air comes out;
- massage the abdomen with a clockwise palm;
- do not leave the child lying on his back (this will increase colic), it is better to turn it on its side;
- wear the baby in your arms – rhythmic movements can calm him down;
- sitting, put your baby tummy on the inner thigh (the warmest place on the body). So he may even fall asleep.