It's a baby’s own way of communication to express hunger, pain, fear, a need for sleep, and more. But sometimes babies cry for hours, and then there may be a case of colic discomfort and stomach pain due to gas and indigestion. Mostly babies develop colic, which means they cry for more than 3 hours a day. It is important to learn the right techniques which can help soothe an upset and colicky baby.
1. Ask yourself what your Baby Needs
At first, it may be quite difficult to understand baby’s different cries.As more time is spent listening, it will become easy to recognize and meet child’s specific needs. Common reasons babies cry:
• Dirty or wet diaper
• Stranger anxiety or fear
2. How does your Baby responds/signals
Every baby is different. Try to avoid comparisons as they can create negative feelings especially if you have a challenging baby. Every baby has different sensory needs, one baby would like to be held and another won’t; or one baby will cry because of a wet diaper and another will ignore it and keep on playing happily. It is important to understand the reactions of babies to different situations and environments.
3. Get rid of Gas
If baby cries for hours, then there may be colic discomfort to baby. In such situation, lay him down across knees and rub baby’s back. You can also talk to your doctor about using gripe water or infant gas drops.
It is important to note that gripe water without sodium bicarbonate should be given to babies. As per US National Library of Medicine, Sodium Bicarbonate/sarjikakshara should not be given to kids up to 12 years. With the blessing and goodness of Ayurvedic wisdom, Mother Sparsh Gripe Water has been carefully designed to softly act upon the baby’s organ without producing adversity or side effect. Mother Sparsh ayurvedic gripe water is safe and absolutely free from Sodium Bicarbonate (sarjikakshara), artificial flavor & colors, parabens, alcohol, gluten, charcoal & other harmful synthetic molecules. Mother Sparsh Gripe Water is one of the best gripe water which is based on pure Ayurvedic formulation that contains unique and stomach pacifying herbs. Mother Sparsh Gripe Water effectively helps in relieving from various colic ailments.
Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda) is an alkali (antacid) which alters the PH of stomach acid which is naturally created in baby’s stomach. However, stomach acid serves a useful purpose because it helps the body to digest food, protects the gut from infections. Disrupting the stomach’s natural acidity has led to concerns about risk for infection in babies and affects the absorption of nutrients like calcium, magnesium, B12, and iron.