Natural Colic Relief
Are you exhausted, frustrated and at the end of your tether? Is your baby crying non stop? Unfortunately, this scenario is all too familiar in the early stages of parenting. You have brought home your little bundle of joy and everybody is ecstatic with the new addition to the family. However, not everyone has to cope with the constant crying. If your baby suffers from colic and you are desperate for a solution, here are some natural colic relief remedies that actually do work.
The natural colic relief remedies for colic can be divided into two categories. The first category are the remedies that act to distract the baby from the pain they are experiencing. Noises such as a hair dryer, vacuum cleaner and washing machine are noise distraction techniques that draw their attention away from the discomfort they are experiencing. As useful as these techniques can be, they really do not get to the root of the problem at all.
Colic Symptom Soothers
The second natural colic relief category comprises the remedies that act to soothe the baby. In this category itself, there are two main methods. The first and more common is the consumption of fluids like gripe water. The way this works is to ease stomach discomfort produced by gas and wind. Many of these fluids and liquids contain natural remedies such as ginger and peppermint to aid digestion and reduce bloatedness. Once again, as useful as these remedies for colic are, they do not attack the root of the problem.
What Causes Colic?
Gas, indigestion, wind, constipation and reflux can all contribute to a colicky baby. But what actually causes these symptoms? Some put it down to an immature digestive system and others to the food that the mother consumes.
More and more evidence is being gathered that the actual cause of all these problems is an imbalance in the babies nervous system. After the stress of birth, the baby is not able to regain balance and is in a constant state of anxiety and stress.
You will have experienced this yourself. When you are anxious and stressed, your digestive system starts acting up. You get acid reflux, heartburn and indigestion. The same thing happens in your baby. Observe your baby. Some people call it fussiness, but in actual fact your baby is stressed!
Curing Colic For Good!
So, the most effective remedies for colic are treatments that aim to reduce stress in a baby. Baby massage is becoming more and more popular because of this. As relaxing as baby massage may sound, it is not very effective as re-balancing the nervous system in your baby.
The most popular and most effective method of re-balancing your baby is using the Bowen Technique – Baby Bowen. This safe, extremely simple and gentle method is so effective at calming babies and relieving them of discomfort. The results are immediate-immediate relief! Whats more, Baby Bowen also promotes better sleep patterns, resulting in a happier and healthier baby!
The best bit is that Baby Bowen only consists of 5 gentle moves that can be learned so easily and you can treat your baby by yourself!
Find out more about Baby Bowen here.