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Natural Remedies for Colic

Colic affects many babies and results in sleepless nights for the parents, as well as the affected baby. Parents often find the uncontrollable, persistent crying traumatic. No parent wants his or her child to be in pain and the high-pitched crying for between three hours and three days can be very distressing. The baby may draw up his knees or arch his back and neck, showing abdominal pain or discomfort that appears to have no apparent cause.

Babies generally experience colic between the first two weeks after birth until about three months of age. Colic is an unexplainable and uncontrollable crying for more than three hours a day, more than three days a week, for three or more weeks. Babies will usually cry the most in the afternoon and evening hours. While it is not a disease, colic is distressing for both the baby and the parents.

Doctors do not know for sure what causes colic, but the following suggestions are commonly accepted:

Allergic reactions;

An immature digestive or nervous system;

Air in the stomach and digestive tract from crying or feeding;

Acid reflux; and


The symptoms for colic can vary from baby to baby, but include:

Abdominal bloating;

Trapped stomach gas;

Acute gastric and intestinal pain;

Intense and prolonged periods of crying;

Sleeplessness and exhaustion (for both parents and babies); and

Fussiness or irritability.

There are many natural and home remedies that can help soothe your fractious infant and can alleviate the agony caused by a colicky baby. Try a few of these remedies to see which ones help your child.

Chiropractic Care

Newborn babies have an immature digestive system that has not processed food and the gastrointestinal system develops muscles to move food efficiently through the digestive tract during the first few months of life. Infants nervous systems are also immature, so it is possible for babies to become overloaded with unfamiliar sights and sounds. This is why a baby will rarely settle in a strange environment, compared to their familiar cot.

Chiropractors always work on the nervous system, providing clear passages for the nerves to work properly. The stress of birth, a prolonged labour, or tools used during labour or a caesarian section, such as forceps, can create minor misalignments in your baby’s spine, which connects every nerve to the organs in the body and the brain. Even if you cannot tell your baby has problems, a trained and qualified chiropractor can help your baby with colic. In one clinical study, colicky babies that received chiropractic care experienced 80 per cent improvement within a few days, while babies that received no chiropractic treatment experienced longer bouts of colic. Babies who had received a series of gentle chiropractic treatments were noticeably less likely to experience colic in the future.

Chiropractors will use light finger-tip pressure on a baby and minor adjustments can make a big difference to how your baby’s body functions. Chiropractic care is a completely safe and natural treatment that will help your baby to recover from colic and could prevent future bouts.

Herbs and Oils

Fennel, peppermint, chamomile, ginger, aloe, blackthorn, caraway, and lemon balm are popular home remedies for babies suffering from colic. You can often find these herbs as oil extracts, so it is easier to give to your baby. A few drops of oil such as peppermint oil can aid digestion, provide gas relief and help your baby to get to sleep.


Gently massaging your baby’s back or tummy could help your baby to recover from colic quicker. Massage may help to treat the cause of colic, by helping to get the bowels moving, releasing gas, and reducing stomach cramping.


Regularly burping your baby before, after, and during feedings will reduce the amount of air going to the stomach or intestines of your baby. As you are feeding your baby, you should stop every few minutes to burp your baby for a minute or two.

Hot Water Bottle

A hot water bottle wrapped in a towel may provide comfort to your baby. Place the hot water bottle next to your baby’s tummy, as the warmth may help soothe your baby’s colic.

Fish Tank

Strange though it sounds, some parents have found that keeping a fish tank in the baby’s room provides a continuous soothing sound as bubbles rise to the top of the water through the filter. This can help your baby to relax and reduce the severity of colic.

Avoiding Certain Foods

Breastfeeding mothers can avoid certain foods that may increase the likelihood of colic for your baby. Foods that commonly produce gas in adults, such as cruciferous vegetables, contain trace elements that can pass via the breast milk to the baby and cause gas and abdominal bloating. Lactating mothers may like to avoid dairy products, chocolate, caffeine, …

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How To Build Solid Family Relationships

… one family, held in the gospel of love…

Who is this one family? What does it mean to be held in the gospel of love? Is this a place every person can expect to reach, or is this a fantasy?

The answers to these questions are at the root of family relationships–relationships that separate a mother from daughter, father from son, and pit one sibling against another. Such relationships have existed since biblical times. They are evident in the “Cain slew Abel” and ” Jacob and Esau stolen birthright” stories. Human resistance to peace, harmony and love is the nature of mortal thinking. It focuses on self-love, self-righteousness and self-aggrandizement.

This article will:

Disclose the identity of one family.

Explain what it means to be held in the gospel of love, and

List key factors that establish lasting family relationships.

The word “family” suggests commonality, sameness, or cohesiveness. defines family as “a fundamental social group in society, typically consisting of one or two parents and their children; a group of persons sharing a common ancestry; two or more people who share goals and values, have long-term commitments to one another and reside usually in the same dwelling place.” As I read each one, I applied the same question, “What does this definition have that keeps one member of the family from saying or doing things to harm another?” The answer? Nothing. If you think I am wrong, ask yourself, ” Has the fact that my sibling(s) and I have the same parents, have common goals and values, live or lived in the same house and have long-term commitments, maintained harmony in my our family? ” I applaud you if you can answer Yes.

The Perfect Man

How is a perfect family defined? What does a perfect family do? For answers, I went to Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures and found that the author, Mary Baker Eddy, says, ” Immortals, or God’s children in divine Science, are one harmonious family; but mortals or the “children of men” in material sense, are discordant and oftentimes false brethren”(p.444). Key phrases to understanding this statement are divine Science and in material sense. If you don’t know what these mean, the statement has no validity.

Divine Science refers to “demonstration of divine Law.” An example of a divine law is “‘unconditional love”– love that remains love under all conditions and situations. An example could be: The male teenager next door raped your six-year-old daughter… do you still love him? Yes! I hear you. You are thinking, “That woman is crazy.” Let’s slow down a bit. There is a difference between loving the act committed by the teenager and loving the teenager! The act is despicable! You say, “But the teenager did it! How can I love him?” You love him by changing the identity of him in your thoughts.

Let’s look at him again with a higher level of thought. There is only one creator, and that Creator is God. All that God created is good. If this is true, the teenager has to be good. If he is good, he could not have committed such an act. If hedidn’t, who did? Looking at the other key phrase, “material sense,” we can identify the person as a mortal, or one who belongs in the category of “children of men.” Children of men have no realexistence (according to the laws of God) because they have no creator. God is the sole Creator and all that He made is good. So, who is this person? He is a false sense of man–a counterfeit of the perfect man. You have a choice of holding the false sense in thought, and feeling hate and pain, or latching on to the perfect man, and feeling goodness and mercy. Which one makes you feel better? You decide. If you decide to hate, does the hate change the human sense of things? Does the act disappear? No! So what do you do?

God’s Power

You use everything in your power to see the perfect man–not for the rapist, but for yourself. .. and your daughter. Why do you do this? Because it activates the presence and power of God! Holding in thought the man who is kind, loving, pure–one who would never hurt anyone, begins to free you from the “I would like to kill him” mentality and generate harmony in your life. You must get there! Is it easy? No! No! No! You get there anyway! Put it in the hands of God, and you will be surprised how everything falls into place. Mercy and justice, even when divine, are not blind. Acknowledgement of divine truth, eliminates human error.

Being able to separate God’s children from children of men, will bring healing in your life. This is …

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How to Help a Family Member Dress Better

Dressing up is an art and important part of self development. It is the first step to being noticed by those around you. Now, lets say, you would like to help a close friend or family member to dress better or dress for party then here are few steps:

Get to know the family member’s interests: Know more about your family member’s age, favorite shades, shapes, silloutte patterns of interest. Based on the body shape you can head out for some serious shopping. Certain patterns will surely bring out the flattering parts of the body such as vertical stripes that make the body to appear slimmer.

Know the occasion: Understand the reason for which your family member needs to be more well dressed. Is it a casual outing, office wear, or for special occasions such as parties or weddings.

Follow the Lead: Know more about the role model that your family member appreciates. This could also include movies, advertisements that represent the member’s interests. Use this information to incorporate in the family member dress.

Being trendy would only flatter your beloved and help others to appreciate them. Browse through interesting magazines to know the style that would suit them best.

After getting fair idea of the interest level lets head over to the nearest boutique or mall for some fancy shopping around..

At the store try the following:

Try solid colors: Based on the features and skin shades try the color palette. For lighter skin types, try shades such as maroon, blue, brown, where as, darker skin types could go in for blue, yellow, and so on.

Always go in for contrasting patterns such as solid black with trousers having pattern such as lines, stripes, etc.

Visit speciality stores that cater to special needs such as plus sizes or slimmer sizes.

Depending on size, try out some of the latest clothes complete with accessories to bring out the beautiful side of your loved one. Keep it elegant with simple pieces such as bracelet or watch that can be mixed with various outfits.

Ladies could also get a makeover with matching make up and jewellery such as elegant pair of earrings.

Team up trendy jackets with various dresses depending on the occasion such as work or after work party.

Cropped pants are making an interesting comeback which your family member can pair up with cool t-shirts.

Jumper suits are also an ideal choice for those members who are interested in trendy dressing.

That’s all for stay stylish!…

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What Will He Be? Facing the Future of a Handicapped Child

If you are like my family, your first experience with a handicapped child will probably be your own. We didn’t have any relatives with severe disabilities. No brothers or sisters, cousins, or extended family with the sort of problems we were facing. We were ignorant simply due to inexperience, not because we didn’t care. We had a crash course of dealing with disabilities to learn!
It begins with the diagnosis, and when it’s a baby you are trying to figure out it can be so frustrating. Babies can’t tell you what is wrong except through how they respond to you. They can only react. It can be hard to tell whether they are crying because they are hungry, wet, hurting, or sick. Often times you only notice something isn’t quite right when they fail to make their “milestones” as they grow.
Our grandson had a small head, a sign of his microencephaly, and it became more apparent as he got older. He didn’t roll over, pull up, or try to mimic sounds. He was a fussy baby, didn’t sleep well, had trouble swallowing causing a problem with eating. So what do you do? Deal with one problem at a time. We learned it will quickly overwhelm you if you are trying to solve everything at once. If the child has multiple problems, work on the most serious one first. As you learn how to take care of that one, move on to the next. Breaking things down into smaller bites will make it much less scary and hopeless.
It is important to involve the whole family in the process of learning how to help you child thrive. Don’t get bogged down in trying to be the super hero for them. You will only set yourself up for exhaustion and burn out. They need so much time and attention, and especially love. We sometimes feel like we are protecting them by isolating them. We are robbing them of so much when we do this. Ask yourself how you would like to be treated if it was you instead of your child. Include them in your family’s life and activities. You will also have to learn to deal with the stares and questions of strangers. Sometimes it can seem hurtful or rude, but remember they probably don’t have a handicapped family member so it is ignorance not malice. Educate them gently. You’ll be doing us all a favor.
What will tomorrow hold for your child? Will they grow up to be independent? Will they live long enough to grow up? Will they always be able to get the care they need? Will you be able to hold yourself together to care for them? These questions are so frightening. I have learned to handle today. It is the only day I can live at a time. I can pray for the tomorrows that may come, but I must deal with today.…