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Could Your Baby’s Crying Be Colic?

Parenting a baby who’s always cranky is a huge challenge for a new mom or dad. What do you do when your infant is crying at 1, 2, 3 & 4 a.m. and nothing soothes him for more than a few minutes? Friends may say your baby is “colicky.” You...

Chamomile Calms

The tea that helps you take the edge off can do the same for your baby, too. A traditional treatment for digestive flare ups and insomnia, chamomile tea can be used with your baby as a compress to ease stomach trouble. To make a compress, add two to three organic...

Warm Comfort of The Hot Water Bottle

Swaddle a hot water bottle in a soft towel and you have the perfect cuddle companion for your sick child. This classic home remedy is a source of comfort and warmth when your baby has an earache, upset stomach, or chills. Follow the manufacturer’s directions on...

Oatmeal Soothes

Oatmeal is good for more than a healthy breakfast. If your baby has dry, itchy skin, try a soothing oatmeal bath. To make your own oatmeal bath, grind oatmeal in a blender or food processor until it’s finely pulverized. Sprinkle a half-cup of oatmeal into the bath as...

Prunes and Poop

There’s a reason prunes have a reputation for promoting regularity: Prunes are high in sorbitol, a type of sugar alcohol purported to have a mild laxative effect. If your baby is straining to poop and the stools are hard, try adding prunes to your feeding regimen. For...