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Decoding the Signs of Colic in Babies

Welcoming a baby into the world is a joyous occasion, but it can also bring about challenges, especially when it comes to their delicate digestive systems. One common issue that many parents face is colic, a condition characterized by excessive crying and discomfort in infants. In this blog, we will explore the symptoms of colic, ways to provide relief, and natural remedies that can help soothe your little one. Additionally, we'll discuss the incredible benefits of soapnut, an Ayurvedic herb used in our products at The Indi Mums, with a focus on our lavender-infused laundry detergent that promotes better sleep for your baby.


Understanding Colic Pain:


Colic pain refers to the intense abdominal discomfort experienced by infants, typically between the ages of two weeks and four months. The pain can be attributed to the immaturity of the baby's digestive system and can be distressing for both the baby and the parents. Some common signs of colic pain include:


Intense Crying Spells:

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Colicky babies often cry inconsolably for extended periods, especially in the late afternoon or evening.


Clenching and Arching:

Infants may clench their fists, arch their backs, or pull their legs towards their stomach due to discomfort.


Difficulty in Sleeping:

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Colic can disrupt a baby's sleep patterns, making it challenging for them to settle and stay asleep.


Fussiness and Irritability:

Colicky babies may display increased fussiness, restlessness, and irritability throughout the day.


Providing Colic Relief:


While the exact cause of colic is still unknown, there are several strategies that can help provide relief to your baby. Remember, every child is unique, so it may take some trial and error to find what works best for your little one. Here are some techniques that parents have found beneficial:


Gentle Belly Massage:

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Massaging your baby's tummy in a clockwise motion can help relieve gas and ease discomfort.


Soothing Sounds and Motion:

Gentle, rhythmic sounds and movements, such as white noise or rocking, can help calm a colicky baby.


Warm Bath or Compress:

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A warm bath or a warm compress applied to the baby's tummy can provide soothing relief.


Feeding Adjustments:

If breastfeeding, consider eliminating certain foods from your diet that may be causing discomfort to your baby. If formula-feeding, consult with your pediatrician about potential alternatives.


Creating a Calm Environment:

Minimize external stimuli, dim the lights, and create a peaceful atmosphere to help your baby relax.


Colic Remedies and the Power of Soapnut:


At The Indi Mums, we believe in harnessing the power of nature to provide gentle and effective solutions for your baby's well-being. Our products, including the baby handwash, baby feeding bottle cleaner, floor cleaner, and baby laundry detergent, are crafted with care using soapnut, an Ayurvedic herb known for its natural cleansing and soothing properties.

Soapnut, also known as reetha or aritha, has been used for centuries due to its medicinal qualities. It is a natural, organic, and toxin-free ingredient that is safe for your baby's delicate skin and the environment. Soapnut possesses anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce colic symptoms and soothe your baby's digestive system.

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