Sunday, March 9, 2008

colicky baby

Tha worse thing I ever experienced taking care of bubby is the colic. It was so bad. He would wake up screaming in the middle of the night because of it. Even if I burped him and wouldn't put him down for about 30 minutes it didn't work. Hubby had to buy an over the counter medicine for colic and that settled bubby down some. Even when we switched his formula it only worked a little. It was so tiring. I can tell by his screams that he was hurting but I can only do so little. I did everything that I read from the book to soothe a colicky baby and bubby would settle for a few minutes but he would start screaming again. When he stopped having it after a few months I felt relief, not only for him but for me as well. I didn't mind waking up at night for his formula as long as that was the only thing he needed. In fact I was more than happy to give it to him up until his 12th month when he gave it up altogether. Now he sleeps through the night with occasional screaming from teething but I don't mind at all since it only happen a few times in between. Most of the time he is a sound sleeper and like dada an early riser. He is actually a happy baby and an independent one at that.

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