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By Roshan Kaderali, RN, CNM, CLE.

Crying is a baby’s way of letting us know something is wrong. When the crying becomes excessive and lasts for longer than three hours a day, however, this may be a sign that you have a colicky baby on your hands. When dealing with a colic, mothers suffer just as much as their little ones; calming a seemingly inconsolable infant can be frustrating, and mothers will do anything to soothe symptoms, even if it means staying up all hours of the night. Whether you are new to motherhood or you are already a mother of four, it can be hard to know exactly what to do when colic strikes. Luckily, there are some easy solutions to help ease your baby’s pain and discomfort, and help bring bliss back into the home!


White noise: Sometimes, all it takes to soothe a colicky infant is a little bit of white noise. The most popular white noise used to relax a baby during colicky periods is the vacuum; however a white noise machine, a recorded heartbeat, the shower or other household appliances have also been effective.


Massage and swaddle: Some soothing contact can change a baby’s whole mood. Try massaging them gently, or wrapping them tightly in a blanket to provide a safe, relaxing environment similar to the snug feeling your baby was used to inside the womb. Likewise, holding the baby will provide a similar feeling, and if one position does not work, try shifting to another.


Ease a gassy tummy: Colicky babies tend to swallow air while crying, which can result in painful gassiness. Try a natural supplement, gripe water or antigas drops containing herbs such as ginger, dill or fennel, which settle the stomach and help relax cramping muscles, while also being safe for your baby.


Keep an eye on baby’s diet: Intolerance to certain foods or ingredients may upset your baby and cause tummy troubles as well. If you are breastfeeding, try switching out certain foods from your diet to see how your baby reacts. If your baby is on formula, it may be beneficial to switch to one with different ingredients – just be sure to talk to your baby’s doctor before making any significant dietary changes.


Roshan Kaderali is a Registered Nurse, Certified Nurse Midwife, Certified Lactation Educator and founder of Mommy’s Bliss. Working with an FDA-registered current good manufacturing practice laboratory, she developed the first all-natural gripe water for the American Market.

With so many pills and manufactured chemicals in the drug aisles in grocery stores, it is difficult to know exactly what is best for children. A new emphasis is being put on natural remedies and organic solutions to health problems. With that in mind, many mothers are looking for natural relief for gas and colic. Gripe water from Mommy’s Bliss can help in both areas. What is gripe water? Is it safe? Read on to explore and learn more about the product, as well as what makes it special.


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What Is Gripe Water?
Gripe water is a natural, fast acting remedy for colic and gas. It is made from organic herbs, such as ginger and fennel, and requires no refrigeration, even after the bottle has been opened. Mothers all over the United States use this product not only for colic pain and gas pain, but also for pain brought on by teething and even general irritability. Each bottle of gripe water comes packaged with a dropper with clearly marked measurements for different ages that makes administration of this natural remedy extremely easy.


For many moms and dads, getting their children to take any kind of medicine is a stressful hassle by itself. However, many testimonials speak to how much children enjoy the taste, taking the remedy without complaint or sour expressions. Gripe water also comes in apple flavor, a flavor most toddlers seem to enjoy. In addition, Mommy’s Bliss now provides single dose packets for on-the-go use, making those crazy days just that much easier.


Is Gripe Water Safe?
As a matter of fact, gripe water is very safe. In a world where chemically processed pills are the norm, bringing about questionable side effects, more and more moms are looking to natural remedies. Gripe water, and all other Mommy’s Bliss products, are made with natural ingredients. Not only are they vegetarian, most of them are organic and lack ingredients that may cause allergic or adverse reactions, such as gluten, alcohol, dairy, or parabens. Gripe water is also BPA free, reducing the potential for any skin irritation. As with most products used as a remedy for any type of illness or discomfort, the smartest course of action is to consult a physician or a pediatrician before giving it to an infant. Speaking with your doctor or your child’s doctor can help to clear up any concerns you might have before trying out this safe, natural remedy.


Whether your infant is teething, suffering from colic pain, gas pain, hiccups, stomach pain, or general irritability, consult a physician and consider gripe water as a safe, healthy, natural alternative to relief. Available both online and in stores, this product is sure to be a life saver for moms and dads around the country.

As Moms everywhere out there know, sleep is precious. When your little one is soundly sleeping, your day and night transforms into the opportunity to catch up on work, with family, tidying up, or some R&R for you. In order to help your baby sleep better, here are Mommy’s Bliss recommended Ten Steps to Help Your Baby Sleep Better. Follow these quick tips to help create a bedtime routine, help your baby sleep through the night and continue with a good sleeping schedule. Be sure to share your very own tip that helped your baby sleep soundly.


It’s perfectly normal for a baby to have gas. Babies eat almost constantly, so their digestive systems are constantly producing gas. What often catches new parents off-guard is how much gas a baby can have and how fussy it can make them. Babies obviously cannot tell us when their tummies are uncomfortable—they simply cry and fuss until they feel better. Since a baby’s usual response is to cry and fuss whenever anything is bothering them, finding out that gas is the problem can be tough for some parents, as is finding ways to relieve the symptoms. Fortunately, between time-tested physical remedies and over-the-counter products such as gripe water, gas doesn’t have to be a problem for your baby.


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What Causes Gas in Babies?
Gas is usually caused by swallowed air and the normal digestion of food. This is true for people of all ages, but babies tend to be gassier than adults; they swallow more air, since they cry a lot more than adults, and they often have a harder time passing gas on their own. Gas is completely normal for a baby, and it is rare that it becomes a serious problem. Even though they may be fussy, babies may not even be as uncomfortable as they seem. They may appear distressed during bouts of gas, but this is normal and, as long as it’s temporary, nothing to be concerned about.


Gas Relief for Little Ones
This doesn’t mean that you cannot help relieve a baby who is fussy and uncomfortable because of gas. Some common remedies for soothing babies include feeding them in a different position, so that the head is higher than the stomach, bouncing the baby gently on your knee, rubbing the stomach in a circular motion and pumping the legs while the baby lies on their back as if they were riding a bike.


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There are also a number of over-the-counter products to help relieve the discomfort your baby may experience. One common product is gripe water. Gripe water is a solution of dill and other herbs mixed with water. It’s an all-natural supplement that is often used to relieve gas and treat colic, a condition often mistaken for gas in which a baby cries for more than three hours a day for at least three days a week. You can find gripe water and other helpful products at www.mommysbliss.com.

Although the distress a baby displays when she is passing gas can be alarming to parents who aren’t ready for it, it is completely normal. All babies get gassy from time to time, usually much more frequently than adults and older children. Most of the time, babies and their parents can just wait it out until it passes, but the tips above should help you when your baby starts to feel uncomfortable.

Once upon a time, women had to choose between starting a family and pursuing career. With those days happily in the past, more and more mothers are struggling to find a balance between family, work, and socializing. It can be incredibly tough, but with a little effort, such a goal is more than achievable. Carving out some personal time, making to-do lists, and scaling back on a few activities are just a few of the ways many working moms keep a balanced schedule that puts stress on hold and keeps them happy.

1- Find Some ‘Me’ Time
With activities packed in from sun up until sun down, finding ‘me’ time can be difficult. If you frequently find yourself tense at the end of the day, carving out some time for yourself is well worth the effort. Even a cup of coffee in the morning before the rest of the house wakes up or a mug of soothing tea in the evening can help keep you centered and focused. Everyone needs a little time to unwind, even if it’s just thirty minutes. Taking some “me time” doesn’t have to mean not getting things done; try taking the family pet for a walk or playing some soothing music while you pay bills or prepare meals. If you can’t find thirty minutes together, take smaller breaks throughout the day.

2- Double Schedule Play Dates
Socializing can really take a hit if life gets too crazy, but hanging out with friends is a craving that can and should be satisfied. Spending time with friends is essential to a balanced lifestyle. The next time your children want to get together with their friends, see if other moms are available at the same time and schedule your own play date. If your kids play with theirs, you can kill two birds with one stone.

3- Make a List
To-do lists can really be helpful to moms with busy schedules. Not only do they help keep priorities clear, but they serve as reminders of what has yet to be completed. Jotting down the tasks for the day, and keeping a calendar for an easy at-a-glance view of what’s to come, keeps everyone on task and moving in the right direction. If you have too many tasks to keep track of on one list, try dividing them by category, like “Home”, “Work”, and “School”, and then organizing each list by order of importance.

4- Share the Load
Finding time for everything can be a challenge, especially when that “everything” involves shuttling kids to and from school and extracurricular activities. See if other parents in the area would be interested in setting up a carpool. Each parent can take a turn shuttling all the kids to a particular activity, saving the rest some valuable time.

5- Find Time for Romance
Most moms trying to balance work, home and play will be the first to say that there isn’t a lot of time left over. But keeping that romantic spark alive in your marriage can go a long way toward keeping you stress-free and happy. Set aside an hour each week after the kids go to sleep, or find a time every couple of weeks to go on a date and get out of the house to really focus on each other. Every parent deserves some grown-up time!

Keep in mind that everybody’s balance is a little different. Play around with schedules to find what works best for your household. The plan you settle on doesn’t have to be a perfect balance, just a balance that works for you.