How to help with colic?

Anna Mikhailova
Anna Mikhailova
January 24, 2015
How to help with colic?

If the baby is crying, pulling the legs to the tummy, it becomes red and hard, then, most likely, he has colic. Most often they occur due to the increased sensitivity of the child's digestive system. It is important to know how to help with colic, otherwise the child’s condition will only worsen. Let us dwell on this topic in more detail.


With colic, newborns are most often prescribed medications. They promote the removal of gases from the intestines in a natural way, have a carminative and antispasmodic effect. Most often, these drugs are based on simethicone:

  • Espumizan;
  • Bobotik;
  • Displate.

You can also find medicines for colic of plant origin.

  • Plantex;
  • Bebinos;
  • Bebikalm.

They are applied strictly according to the instructions. Often doctors prescribe colic for herbal tea with fennel, chamomile and dill water. Dosages and duration of administration are selected individually.

Folk remedies

To help the child with colic, you can with the help of folk remedies.

  • Take 1 teaspoon lemon balm and brew 1 liter of boiling water.Leave the product for 30 minutes, then strain and water the baby with it before feeding 10 ml. Reception duration - 15 days.
  • Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to the bathing water. Then make the baby a soothing bath. It will relax the muscles of the abdomen and relieve gas.
  • Mix 1 drop of chamomile essential oil with 1 teaspoon almond oil. Start massaging your baby’s tummy in a clockwise direction with this tool. The duration of the procedure is 5-10 minutes.
  • Take 1 teaspoon ginger and brew 1 liter of boiling water. Cool the product with ice cubes to make it warm. Dampen a piece of cotton cloth in it and apply the child in the form of a compress for 15-20 minutes. This procedure relieves spasms and relieves gas, and also stimulates the bowels.

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