Raising Kids from New Baby to Toddlers: My Formula for Happiness8:19 PM
I'm so excited to be partnering with Linqia and one of my favorite ever family brands, Gerber for their Gerber® Soothe probiotic Colic Drops. Colic is one of those problems that most all babies have, but their symptoms may not all show up in the same way. In fact, babies can act a little cranky, or they may be completely out of sorts in a way that can't even be explained.
And while crying in itself isn't necessarily bad. (In fact, it is a way for babies to express how they feel, and it's complete natural.) But 3 out of 10 babies may have crying that lasts for more than 3 hours a day, 3 days a week for more than 3 weeks a month, and this is often referred to as "colic." Colic can start from day one and for many months and occasionally -- even into the toddler years!
Did you know that research indicates that colic may be tied to tummy troubles? Research indicates that the type of bacteria in the infant’s intestine may determine whether a child is colicky. That's why I've always used a probiotic when nursing my babies (at the direction of my doctor) and I'm now also able to give them to my babies with the probiotic Lactobacillus reuteri that is found in the Gerber® Soothe probiotic Colic Drops. They can be helpful to the crying baby and the mom, as the probiotic has been clinically shown in multiple studies to reducing crying time in colicky infants. And that means “Less crying for babies More smiling for all!"
|Manny. Not smiling.|
Soothing a fussy baby isn't just needed to keep babies happy, however. A mom (whether brand new or having her 6th child) needs to have some quiet, peaceful time with baby. When baby is calm and open to being cuddled and cared for, it bring a better bonding experience and makes motherhood an enjoyable experience! And that makes mom happy!
He grows into a happy toddler! (Or, at least a goofy, adventurous one...)
Did you ever deal with colic? What was your #FormulaForHappiness? Did some tricks work better than others? What do you think of these cool drops from Gerber? You can find them at Amazon!
Still need some help dealing with the ups and downs of parenting, breastfeeding, or baby sleep challenges? Gerber® has different experts available (Registered Dietitians, Certified Lactation Consultants and Certified Baby Sleep Consultants) available standing by to answer any questions. Simply call them at 1-800-203-4565, and get the support you need today!