Everyone knows how delightful a new baby can be! New life brings new love, fresh promise for the future, and overwhelming joy. However, that little sweetheart, can also bring other sorts of baggage, such as sleep deprivation for Mom and Dad, disruption of all routines, endless laundry, and the most dreaded of all–colic!
Colic is severe abdominal pain. The infant suffering with colic will usually have abdominal pain, gas, cramping, flatulence, bloating, and irritability accompanied by some very recognizable symptoms that distinguish themselves from normal infant crying. Colic can produce piercing and constant crying lasting for hours, and the infant will exhibit a red face that can become pale or blue around the mouth if the attack is long or severe. In addition, the infant’s belly will be hard and distended with legs drawn up and arms clenched tightly. Many times the infant will have coldness in the hands and feet.
The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates that of the four million babies born in the United States each year, about 25% will develop colic. Colic most often affects infants from about two weeks until three months of age, and while doctors and scientists have been trying to find the cause of colic for over 50 years, each study brings another theory, but nothing concrete. We do know, however, that colic can be traumatic for everyone. Mom and Dad, already sleep deprived, now have the added stress of watching their baby in misery.
King Bio Children’s Colic Relief(TM) can provide safe, natural relief to the infant within 30 seconds to 10 minutes. If relief is not immediately noticed, the product may be used as frequently as every 10 minutes until the symptoms subside. Remember that with King Bio homeopathic formulas, the dosages range from one spray in the mouth for newborns to three sprays for adults so there is no need to try to calm the baby down long enough to get the medicine in! One spray in that open, squalling mouth usually provides quick, safe relief for most infants suffering from colic.
All King Bio homeopathic formulas have a pure water base. There is no alcohol, sugar, or yeast to be concerned about. For added therapeutic effect, you may use any King Bio natural medicine topically on the affected area. Simply spray King Bio Colic Relief(TM) on your infant’s tummy and massage gently in a clock-wise direction to assist in gas expulsion.
In certain circumstances, the infant may need additional King Bio Natural Medicines for relief. It may benefit the parents to consider King Bio for indigestion, motion sickness, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, or food and chemical allergy. Recommended formulas from King Bio include Constitutional Enhancer(TM), Tummy Aches, all our Detox Formulas, Growth and Development(TM), and VaccinoPlexä.
Having a new baby in the house can be a very physically and emotionally taxing time for parents. Make sure to take care of yourselves and use common sense during this stage of your baby’s development. The following suggestions can help:
-Rest and sleep when your baby rests and sleeps.
-Breast-feeding mothers should eat small amounts frequently. Have a snack every two to four hours.
-Avoid certain foods that may aggravate colic, such as spicy food.
-Listen to your body. Don’t ignore hunger pains. Make sure to drink plenty of water.
-Negotiate a deal with your partner so that you each get a decent amount of sleep each night. Your baby may awaken throughout the night, so take turns.
-Get some practical support if your are exhausted. Get assistance to shop, clean, cook, or take the baby for a walk.
-Ask your partner or a good friend to give you a face, foot, or back massage.
-Do gentle exercise, which will help create energy
-Remind yourselves that this is a short phase in your child’s development!