FAQ's

ColicCalm, NZ

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is the difference between Tummy Calm and Colic Calm ?

The homeopathics in Tummy Calm are geared towards wind and upset tummy. Tummy Calm is great for infants, toddlers and older children and is very helpful with the introduction of new foods, overindulgence and nervous tummy.

Colic Calm’s blend of homeopathics really focus on colic, reflux and wind, especially in infants.

Both work great for teething and hiccups as well.


What makes Colic Calm different  from other stomach preparations?

Instead of relying on only one active ingredient, the many synergistic ingredients in Colic Calm work together to provide multi-symptom relief. Each dose gently stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself, as opposed to merely suppressing symptoms.
Please note: our formula does NOT contain alcohol, sugar, sodium bicarbonate, herbal oils, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy, animal products, or artificial flavors and colors.

 

How long will it take to work?

Most babies experience relief within minutes of their first dose of Colic Calm. However, some may take longer before showing noticeable improvement, especially infants over one month of age if they have been symptomatic for a while. Sometimes it takes a few days until new positive relief association can be made with Colic Calm.
We recommend giving Colic Calm at least one week to fully work wonders. Keep in mind that many babies simply have trouble calming down once the crying cycle has begun, so try to administer Colic Calm at the first signs.

 

At what age can my baby start taking Colic Calm?

Colic, wind and reflux usually become evident in babies from as early as two weeks of age.

Most parents of two- week-olds have found it best to start with just a few drops, gradually adding more if needed (not to exceed the recommended dose). For such young babies, a few drops is all that is usually needed to provide relief within minutes.

 

What is the purpose of Colic Calm and is it safe for my baby?

Colic Calm homeopathic formula soothes baby’s digestive upsets, supports the body’s self healing properties and digestive distress associated with teething. All homeopathic formulas must be manufactured using precise pharmaceutical methods.
Colic Calm is a combination of nine homeopathic formulas, each of which has a long history of traditional use. Even if one takes the wrong formula for the wrong condition, it will do no harm, as the body uses only what it needs. This makes homeopathic formulas especially well suited for babies.

Do I need a prescription to buy ColicCalm?

No prescription for ColicCalm homeopathic gripe water is needed. It is an over-the-counter product.

Are the ingredients of ColicCalm safe for babies?

All homeopathic medicines, including ColicCalm, are regulated in the US by the FDA and have undergone clinical testing to substantiate their safety in order to be listed in the HPUS. All ingredients are carefully selected and must meet our strict quality assurance standards prior to use. All ingredients are meticulously calculated and safe for babies. They are all allergen-free and side-effect-free. Our bottles are safety sealed and batch samples undergo purity testing before release. We use amber glass bottles for maximum stability, quality and purity. The nine homeopathic remedies in our formula are chamomile, fennel, caraway, ginger, peppermint, lemon balm, aloe, blackthorn and vegetable carbon.

What are the direction for use?

At the first signs of digestive distress symptoms, shake the bottle to obtain a pure, rich dark mixture. We recommend starting with half the indicated dose in the weight chart, gradually increasing over the first few days until the full dose is reached.
Fill enclosed oral dispenser and dispense liquid slowly into mouth, between cheek and gums. If needed, repeat every 30 minutes for up to 3 doses, or as directed by a physician. Do not exceed the equivalent of 6 full doses for the appropriate weight category per day. Carefully recap bottle, clean dropper, and let air dry after each use.

Note: 
Colic Calm can be given prior to feeding or afterwards…whenever baby is experiencing digestive issues. Many parents report excellent results by administering one quarter to one half the recommended dose before feedings when they know the feedings usually result in symptoms. Try not to give Colic Calm immediately after feeding if baby’s stomach is full, as spit up may occur from the added pressure.

What is the best way to administer Colic Calm?

Babies love the naturally sweet taste of Colic Calm. Most swallow it easily when the included oral dispenser is placed between the gums and cheek towards the back of the mouth and dispensed slowly.
Note:
A dispensing alternative is the dummy dispenser (for example: NumiMed or Medicator), it is often less messy when baby sucks the sweet, dark formula directly from the dummy dispenser.

What if my baby spits up Colic Calm?

Some spitting up is normal. One factor is temperature. Some babies’ stomachs are sensitive to cooler liquids, so room temperature Colic Calm could be unsettling. Colic Calm may be added to a small amount (1 or 2 ounces) of warmed formula or pumped breast milk to raise temperature and change the taste and texture back to something familiar. Every baby is different, so a little trial and error is sometimes needed.

 

Can my baby take other medication while using Colic Calm?

As with all medication, it is important to ensure that your doctor is aware of the use of this product. Always check with your doctor if your baby is taking other medications or has been treated for serious health concerns.
If other medications are being used, allow a two-hour window between the other medication and Colic Calm so that the effects of the other medication are not lessened

 

Does Colic Calm have any side effects?

There are no known contraindications to any of the active ingredients in Colic Calm. However, it is always advised that you check with your doctor before introducing any product.
The only harmless side effect you may notice is a temporary darkening of the stool. This occurs because Colic Calm uses a form of carbon called Carbo Vegetabilis (Vegetable Charcoal). This pure, naturally produced, non -carcinogenic vegetable charcoal makes Colic Calm black in colour.
Vegetable charcoal does not enter the bloodstream, and passes out of the body naturally and easily, along with the gases and toxins it has collected on its journey through the digestive track.


What is the best way to get out stains?

Colic Calm’s rich dark colour is as Mother Nature intended, without any “pretty” colouring to alter its purity and efficacy.
While the microfine particles of vegetable charcoal do not contain any dye, they can get lodged in fabrics and require gentle manipulation to loosen. This is why we have included a stain warning on the bottle and box.

We find stains lift out easily with most spray stain removers. Treat stain promptly. For stubborn stains, try pre-spotting with dishwashing liquid before washing. Many parents keep bib and rags handy so stain removal doesn’t become an issue.

 

Can Colic Calm be used for anything else?

Yes. Colic Calm is extremely helpful when introducing new foods, and for the digestive upsets that often accompany teething.
Many toddlers and older children benefit from using Colic Calm.

Colic Calm can also support calming the stomach and help with excess wind and bloating. Our formula gently supports the eliminative properties and encourages bowel regularity. In addition, a great number of parents swear by Colic Calm for effective treatment of hiccups.


How long should each bottle last?

Each bottle contain 48 x ¼ teaspoon (1.25ml) doses for babies under 20lbs (9.1kg) or 24 x ½ teaspoon (2.5ml) doses for babies over 20lbs (9.1kg). Some children require more doses than others, depending on the frequency of their symptoms.
We recommend discarding six months after opening.


How do I store Colic Calm?

This product should be stored at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. Because there is no need for refrigeration, Colic Calm is also ideal for travelling away from home.


Why does my baby sleep soundly and longer after giving Colic Calm?

Peaceful sleep often follows naturally after relief. There are no narcotic or habit-forming ingredients in Colic Calm.

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