Directions

ColicCalm, NZ

Colic Calm Directions (How to Use Colic Calm)

Suitable from 2 weeks of age

Directions:

Weight                                       Dose
Under  9 KG (20 lbs.)    1/4 teaspoon (1.25 mL)
Over    9KG  (20 lbs.)    1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL)
  • Remove outer seal imprinted with Colic Calm logo from glass bottle and protective wrap on the oral dispenser.
  • When symptoms occur, fill the enclosed oral dispenser up to indicated dose level and dispense liquid slowly, drop-by-drop into the mouth, between cheek and gums.
  • If needed, repeat every 60 minutes for up to 3 doses, or as directed by a physician.
  • Do not exceed 4 full doses in 24 hours.
  • Recap glass bottle and clean oral dispenser.
  • Discard 3 weeks after opening.

Other Information:

  • Please note: Sleep may follow naturally after relief.
  • Store at room temperature, out of direct sunlight.

Warnings:

  • Do not use if outer seal imprinted with the Colic Calm logo on the glass bottle or the protective wrap on the oral dispenser is broken or missing.
  • Stop use and consult a doctor if symptoms last more than 7 days (no improvement from Colic Calm) or inflammation, fever or infection occurs.
  • As with all medications, it is important to ensure that your child's medical professional is aware of the use of this product.
  • Because the product is black, a temporary, harmless, darkening of the stool may occur.
  • May stain fabric; protect clothing and furniture.

What are the directions for use?

At the first signs of digestive discomfort, shake glass bottle to obtain a
uniform dark mixture.  Fill enclosed oral dispenser and dispense liquid slowly, drop-by-drop, into the mouth, between cheek and gums. Do not dispense faster than baby can comfortably swallow. 

If needed, repeat once every 60 minutes for up to 3 doses, or as directed by a physician. 

Do not exceed the equivalent of 4 full doses for the appropriate weight category per day. 

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 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 Colic Calm  at room temperature 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. It is best to avoid giving Colic Calm immediately after feeding if baby’s stomach is full, as spit-up may occur from the added pressure.

Can my baby take other medications while using Colic Calm?

As with all medications, 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 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.

You may notice a temporary, harmless, darkening of the stool. This occurs because Colic Calm uses a form of carbon called Carbo Vegetabilis (vegetable charcoal).  This pure, naturally-derived, 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 gas and toxins it has collected on its journey through the digestive tract.

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 may require gentle manipulation to loosen. This is why we have included a stain warning on bottle and box.

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

Can Colic Calm be used for anything other than colic?

Yes. Colic Calm is helpful in easing pain associated with stomach upset.
Many toddlers and older children benefit from stomach ache relief with Colic Calm. Colic Calm can also provide relief for flatulence and bloating from gas. In addition, a great number of parents swear by Colic Calm for effective treatment of hiccups.

How long should each bottle last?

Each bottle contains (47) ¼ teaspoon (1.25 ml) doses for babies under 9 kg or (24) ½ teaspoon (2.5 ml) doses for those over 9 kg. Some children require more doses than others, depending on the frequency of their symptoms. Discard bottle within 3 weeks 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 taking Colic Calm?

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

Homeopathy and Dilutions

The homeopathic ingredients in Colic Calm are diluted either to 1X or 3X potency. A 1X dilution is obtained by mixing 1 part of the medicinal ingredient with 9 parts of a neutral diluting agent then vigorously shaking the solution (succussion). The 3X is obtained by repeating this dilution and succussion process 3 times. Eight of the nine active ingredients in Colic Calm operate according to homeopathic principles at a 3X potency, 1 part per 1,000, or 0.1%. This level of dilution is found in some non-homeopathic pharmaceuticals in use today. Drugs such as Ergocalciferol, are much more diluted than 1 part per 1000.

Unlike most drugs, homeopathic products are not subject to pre-market
approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are not reviewed by the FDA.

Activated Charcoal

Colic Calm derives its rich black colour from Carbo Vegetabilis 1X (also known as activated charcoal or medicinal carbon). A 1X dilution is a dilution of one part per 10. The activated charcoal in Colic Calm is prepared according to HPUS methods. Charcoal has been used safely in medicinal applications for thousands of years.

The activated charcoal in Colic Calm relieves the bloating and abdominal discomfort attributable to gaseousness in colicky babies. Charcoal's efficacy in adsorbing gases and toxins in the digestive system has been established in several studies and medical texts including:

  1. "Activated charcoal also significantly reduced the number of volunteers having abdominal symptoms and the symptom score.
    Our data clearly indicates that activated charcoal is an effective anti-gas medication. Simethicone, also commonly prescribed for
    gaseousness, was not found to be effective."- Activated Charcoal,
    Simethicone, and Intestinal Gas: A Double-Blind Study by Naresh K. Jain, M.D., Vijay P. Patel, M.D., and C. S. Pitchumoni, M.D.
  2. "These experiments showed that orally administered activated charcoal was effective in preventing the large increase in the number of flatus events and increased breath hydrogen concentrations that normally occur following a gas-producing meal."- Effects of Orally Administered Activated Charcoal on Intestinal Gas by R.J. Hall, E.
    Thompson, and A. Strother.

iii. "Symptoms of bloating and abdominal cramps attributable to gaseousness were also significantly reduced in both groups by
activated charcoal." - Efficacy of Activated Charcoal in Reducing
Intestinal Gas: a Double-Blind Clinical Trial by Jain NK, M.D., Patel VP, M.D., Pitchumoni CS, M.D.

  1. "The use of activated charcoal for adsorbing intestinal gas has been effective in healthy subjects"– Gastrointestinal Gas. Fardy J,
    Sullivan S.
  2. "Activated charcoal or prokinetic agents also can be effective options in some patients for intestinal gas."- Intestinal Gas by Fink RN, Lembo AJ.
  3. "The improvement was still evident 2 months after the end of treatment."- Efficacy of an activated charcoal/simethicone combination in dyspeptic syndrome: results of a randomized prospective study in general practice. Lecuyer M, Cousin T, Monnot MN, Coffin B.

Each dose of Colic Calm contains amounts of activated charcoal corresponding to the amounts used in these efficacy studies, adjusting for the size of the baby.

  1. "a child's drug dose may be weight (in kg) times 2% of an adult dose"- Calculation of drug dosage and body surface area of children.
    J A Lack and M E Stuart-Taylor

Does Colic Calm work?

While no product can claim to work for everyone, Colic Calm does have an impressive track record. Visit our website www.coliccalm.com/video/ to view "Seeing is Believing" videos of parents using our products with immediate results. Also, check out hundreds of five-star reviews on amazon.com and read "One Mom's Story" customer interviews at journal.coliccalm.com.

* These statements are based upon traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.

** All active ingredients are derived from natural sources.

 

... I love this product, it works straightaway ...
"As a new mum I was reluctant to give my son anything that wasn’t natural. My midwife recommended colic calm for the benefits of relieving gas for his wind. I tried the colic calm and it really helped. It was 100% what I was after. I love this product, it works straightaway and he likes the taste. It’s the only advice I give my friends! "

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-- Rochelle D. (Queenstown, NZ)

... I would recommend any mother to use Colic Calm ...
"Since my wee boy Ryan has been taking this I have noticed huge changes in him. He’s calmer and more settled. Its been great. I have also been taking him to a Cranial Osteopathy which has been brilliant they are both working together. I would recommend any mother to use Colic Calm, a completely different child."

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-- Karen C. (Auckland, NZ)

... WOW ...
"I got it yesterday afternoon and WOW. Are you sure Colic Calm is OK as it has had amazing results just over one evening. My wee man slept so well last night and woke up with a big grin this morning! Thank you so much for making the effort to bring this stuff to NZ. I will be ordering more and recommending your site :) Thanks again"

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-- Donna S. (Wellington, NZ)

...Thanks for making all our lives easier...
"We had tried every piece of advice to help with our baby's colic and every product available to no avail until we tried colic calm. We immediately saw an improvement and our little girl was so much happier. Thanks for making all our lives easier. I want to let others know that this product really works when they are searching for an answer."

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-- Sarah A. (Hikuai, NZ)

... Instant Success! ...
"Colic Calm worked a treat for my newborn daughter. I didn’t want to use anything but a natural remedy for wind and none of the other products on the market worked. Colic Calm gave my daughter instant relief and she no longer suffers from digestive problems. This is a great product which is worth its weight in gold!"

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-- Lauri T. (Huntly, NZ)

... I highly recommend this product ...
"After the hardest sleepless nights with my wee girl and her digestive issues in the first few months of her life, I found that out of all the homeopathic remedies I tried, Colic Calm was the only product that seemed to help. I highly recommend this product and will certainly be using this in the future when the need arises. Thank you"

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-- Janet S. (Nelson, NZ)

... What a fantastic product ...
"What a fantastic product. Our little girl suffers from colic and we tried couple of other products before Colic Calm but they weren’t really helping. She is a lot calmer and happier since she started taking Colic Calm. Thank you for bring the product to NZ."

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-- Claire H. (Auckland, NZ)

... simply the best thing...
"Colic calm is simply the best thing. My son suffered from colic so severely, he would scream after every feed and pull his legs up to his chest. We tried everything on the market and was about to give up, until a lady suggested Colic Calm. Within a day of giving Colic Calm to him we saw huge results. Thank you this product is truly amazing. "

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-- Ursula N. (Porirua, NZ)

... I was so relieved ...
"During some of my most desperate hours in the middle of the night I searched the net and found Colic Calm and wondered whether it would be another gimmick or whether it would work. I was so relieved that after he had his Colic Calm he brought up his wind within a minute. I recommend this product to friends if they are having issues with colic or reflux."

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-- Kym W. (Manawatu, NZ)

... I’ve found Colic Calm to be amazing ...
"I tried every Colic remedy with my twin boys – unfortunately nothing helped. Lucky after some internet searching I came upon Colic Calm and ordered a bottle. I’ve found Colic Calm to be amazing stuff. It really helps with trapped wind and has turned a screaming baby into a calm baby in a matter of minutes! Great stuff, I’m very happy to recommend."

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-- Anna P. (Grey Lynn, NZ)

... It works really quickly to sooth the tummy ...
"When my third baby developed reflux at 2 weeks old I was gutted as had tried every natural remedy with my other children with no success. Colic Calm sounded too good to be true but I ordered it and my daughter’s tummy seemed to unclench within minutes. It works really quickly to sooth the tummy, gets wind up and great for constipated babies."

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-- Christabel C. (Hastings, NZ)

... It has amazing results ...
"Thank you so much for this great product. It has amazing results and has helped our baby a lot. We really appreciate the quick shipping for all our orders so far."

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-- Navdeep (Auckland, NZ)

... Colic Calm is the greatest invention ...
"I must tell you – Colic Calm is the greatest invention in the universe! It’s better than the wheel. Within 30 minutes of receiving a dose or two, my son is actually a happy baby. I can’t believe how wonderful this product is."

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-- Denise S.

... Your product is a miracle ...
"Your product is a miracle. It has made my baby happy again. Thank you so much."

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-- Drew L. (Mission Viejo, CA)

... We are so glad we found Colic Calm ...
"We are so glad we found Colic Calm. Having tried everything else to no avail it was Colic Calm that finally settled out 7week old baby and gave her the relief she needed to be able to feed and sleep without discomfort. Thank you very much. "

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-- James D. (Auckland, NZ)

... I finally had full night sleep ...
"We paused Colic Calm when the doctor gave Sam medicine for reflux but he still woke twice a night. So I started to give him his two doses of Colic Calm per day. From day 2 he slept from 7pm till 5am! I finally had full night sleep after 10 months! I am so happy that I did not listen to so many “experts”. Hmph! Experts! Many many many thanks!"

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-- Jun Z. (Lower Hutt, NZ)

... a life saver ...
"I just wanted to say that this product has been a life saver. Like many I approached it as a sceptic but I could not have been more wrong. The website is also fantastic and really helpful! I will be recommending it to everyone!"

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-- Emma C. (by email)

... can't live without it! ...
"Can't believe the magic it has done for my daughter and only used it for 24 hours (I say had, because tonight while holding the baby I dropped it into the sink!) Off to the chemist to get some more first thing in the morning, can't live without it! Anyway just wanted to tell you that your product was a great success for us, thank you so much."

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-- Paula E. (by email)

... This stuff is a miracle worker! ...
"It has everything natural to calm the nervous system (Chamomile, Fennel, Caraway, Aloe) & to calm the little belly (Peppermint, Ginger, Lemon Balm & Vegetable charcoal). Once I started giving it to her, she calmed down right away. She would smile when she saw the bottle as she knew it was going to make her feel better. This stuff is a miracle!"

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-- Jennifer F. (Chevy Chase, MD)

... peace of mind ...
"Thank you so much – my daughter can now sleep at night without waking up. It allows me and the rest of our family to get better nights’ sleep and peace of mind so we’re not frazzled either. I will be ordering my third bottle!!"

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-- Kristie D. (Easton, PA)

... We definitely love your product ...
"We definitely love your product. I believe the homeopathic vegetable charcoal ingredient has something to do with it (perhaps it neutralizes the acid in his stomach). We are also relieved knowing he is taking something natural and safe. Thanks so much!"

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-- Dalene I. (Houston, TX)

... This is the best thing ...
"All I can say is OH MY GOODNESS! This is the best thing ever invented! I could tell a difference in my baby in just one day! I even ordered some for my friends baby because they are just beside themselves, she is up all night! I told them watch their mail…relief is on it’s way! Thanks for the fine product! I would buy it time and time again."

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-- Kari H. (Creve Coeur, Illinois)

... I never leave home without it ...
"I’m a first time mom and Colic Calm has been my best discovery. It is really helping my baby, and I’ve already recommended it to my new mom friends. I never leave home without it."

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-- Sarah L. (Santa Fe, NM)

... Great product! REALLY WORKS!!! ...
"Great product! REALLY WORKS!!! Make’s a great baby shower gift. Order it before you need it so you will have it for immediate use. EXPECTING MOMS, have COLIC CALM ready when you return from the hospital."

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-- Matthew P. (Andover, MA)

... I really appreciate this product ...
"I have to say, Colic Calm is really the only thing we’ve used that has helped our son. He was extremely intolerant to many foods, including dairy, but it always helped him quickly. Now, he’s 8 months but we still use it anytime we notice his tummy is a little gassy and it works immediately. I really appreciate this product. Thank you!"

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-- Stephanie D. (Seattle, WA)

... heaven sent product ...
"We were shocked at how fast Colic Calm worked. With the first dose our son calmed down and you could tell he was comfortable instantly. We had our doctor check it out and she now recommends it to other parents. Thank you for this heaven sent product. Cade is such a happy baby. I wish I had ordered it sooner. Thanks."

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-- Kelly R. (Dillon, CO)

... I am thrilled ...
"You guys need to let ALL parents know about your product. I want to let you know that it has been a life saver. It took a good week to really work well. I am thrilled about my “new” two month old. He is pretty thrilled himself! Thanks ever so much for providing such a fantastic product. Get the word out fast!"

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-- Colleen B. (Upland, CA)

... This is a fantastic product ...
"This is a fantastic product. Once you get over the initial blackness of Colic Calm you will have a happier baby because it really works. Be sure to get the pacifier dispenser to give it to your little love; it makes dispensing the elixir much easier. Shipping is fast too, so once you order, you are just a couple of days away from a soothed baby!"

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-- Pamela D. (Roanoke, VA)

... Thank you for bringing Colic Calm to NZ ...
"Thank you for bringing Colic Calm to NZ. I had read about it on the internet when I was looking for solutions for my unsettled baby after feeding and it is great to see that it is now here in NZ and we don’t have to wait for lengthy couriers. I even took some myself the other night when I had an upset stomach – it worked in 15mins! Many Thanks"

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-- Anna B. (GoAnna Design)

... My vote for the Nobel Peace Prize ...
"Colic Calm gets my vote for the Nobel Peace Prize."

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-- G. Corsones (Holbrook)

... worth its weight in gold ...
"After weeks of suffering along with my newborn, I would’ve paid anything for just one good night of sleep. Colic Calm is worth its weight in gold. It should be given to every parent along with their baby as they leave the hospital. I always give it at baby showers."

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-- C. Henderson (Nashville)

... it has done miracles for my son ...
"Thank you for this wonderful product−it has done miracles for my son. I am very relieved as a parent. As a family physician, I now recommend your product and friendly & fast service to my patients."

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-- Dr. A. Frye (Kapolei)

... Colic Calm works amazingly well ...
"We struggled to find medicine for our daughter that would help with her colic. Colic Calm works amazingly well. Our poor baby had been screaming in pain with colic. As soon as we gave her Colic Calm, she instantly relaxed. I definintely recommend this product. The company were also brilliant, a truly excellent service when we really needed it."

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-- Rachael H. (Cheshire, UK)

... This product should be called colic CURE ...
"This product should be called colic CURE. My baby has been battling with colic for two weeks since my milk dried up and I’ve tried goat and soy formula, Woodwards gripe water, Weleda colic powder and Infacol. NOTHING worked as well or as quick as Colic Calm. My lil man is now relaxed, settles to bed fast and sleeps longer. Thank you so much. "

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-- zara_c (Trademe Customer)

... Colic Calm is incredible ...
"My cousin ordered it for her son from the USA. I have seen how effective it is. It started working shortly after giving just one dose to her son, who is suffering from very bad gases and reflux. Honestly, Colic Calm is incredible. In a few minutes he was settled and sound a sleep. This product should receive a Nobel prize!"

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-- Balkan (Trademe Customer)

... Excellent stuff ...
"Excellent stuff, I recommend, I love it so much! Already got 2 more bottles on way. One for me and one for my sister, cheers."

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-- Grommit2 (Trademe Customer)

... It has really helped with my sons reflux ...
"Awesome trade, thank you very much! I am enjoying using Colic Calm when required. It has really helped with my sons reflux and burping issues. Thank you so much. "

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-- mish13 (Trademe Customer)

...my baby had reflux and awful wind ...
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-- SouthKiwi (OHbaby)

...they recommended Tummy Calm...
"I have a 5 year old boy who has suffered from tummy issues since he was a baby including gastro-esophageal reflux for this we used Colic Calm this was amazing not only for him but for our family. Recently we have discovered his reflux is still present.  In desperation I emailed Colic Calm people to see if there was anything i could used for him  they recommended Tummy Calm, I purchased some the next day and with in hours he was back to his normal self we have been using it twice daily since. A truly great product ."

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-- Wendy Williams (New Zealand)