If your baby is more than six months old, you can try these colic remedies too:


The eugenol content in basil is packed with antispasmodic properties that soothe pain and give relief. Boil a cup of water and add a tsp of dried basil leaves. Cover it with a lid and let it steep for 15 minutes. Strain it and fill the decoction in a bottle. Give it to your baby until the problem resolves. A breastfeeding mother can also have it.

Note: Make sure the solution is not too hot.


Take one tsp of dried mint leaves, add it in a cup, and pour hot water into it. Stir well and cover the container for 10 minutes. Strain it and feed it to your baby when it cools down.

Chamomile Tea

Take a tsp of chamomile flowers and add a cup of hot water. Cover and let it steep. Allow it to cool and strain it into a bowl. Now, soak a clean cloth in it, squeeze the excess water, and place it on the abdominal area of your infant. Press gently and repeat it for a few minutes.

Or else, give chamomile flowers tea to your infant twice a day.

Olive Oil

Heat olive oil for a few seconds. Rub it gently on your baby’s tummy. It will give relief in pain and any uneasiness s/he might be feeling.

Gripe Water

Gripe water is a liquid supplement of certain herbs such as fennel, ginger, licorice, cardamom, etc. It is sweet in taste and is used to prevent hiccups, flatulence, and colic.

Note: Before purchasing any gripe water, check the list of ingredients as your child might be allergic to it.


Asafoetida is an excellent remedy for treating digestive problems. Take a dash of powdered asafoetida and one tbsp of water in a small bowl. Simmer it for a couple of minutes. Let it cool down a little. Dip a clean cloth in it and gently rub it around the naval of your baby. This will provide instant relief. Do this twice a day.

Cumin Seeds

Cumin tea is also an effective remedy for a colicky baby. It is suitable for the mother as well as her baby and relieves them from gastric trouble. Just steep a tsp of cumin seeds in a cup of water overnight. Strain the solution in the morning. Give a tsp to your baby thrice a day. The mother can consume upto 1 cup of the tea, three times a day.

Carom Seeds

Carom seeds provide relief from stomach ache. Prepare a mixture by adding one tbsp of carom seeds in one cup of water. Soak these overnight and strain it another day. Give one tbsp of this to your baby when s/he cries.

Bay Leaves

Bay leaves tea is another effective remedy for a colicky baby. To prepare a tea, just take a medium sized bay leaf and add one cup of water to it. Put this in a pan and boil the mixture. When the water turns a little green, then turn off the flame and let it cool down. Give one to two tsp according to the age of your baby, but not more than two times a day.

Alternatively, you can also add some peppermint leaves in the above decoction (while boiling). Give in a similar way as above.
Note: Do consult a doctor before giving this tea.

Fennel Tea

Fennel tea is a wonderful remedy for a colicky baby. This can be consumed by mother and the baby both. Boil a cup of water and add 1 tbsp of fennel seeds (crushed). Let it steep for some time. Once it cools down, give ½ tsp of this tea to your baby, three times a day. Mothers can drink one cup of this, twice a day.


Cardamom is another effective natural ingredient which provides relief in stomach cramping, bloating, and colic. It is suitable for infants also. To prepare an infusion, just add 1 tsp of cardamom powder to a cup of boiling water and steep for some minutes. Let it cool down. A breastfeeding mother can have this decoction (1 to 2 tsp) twice a day in between the meals.

Important Note: Be extremely cautious while giving any treatment to your little one. Do check with a health care practitioner before trying any of the above remedies.


  • If your baby is crying then, it’s perfectly okay. Don’t panic.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Take nap. It will boost your stamina and enhance the milk supply.
  • Have a healthy diet to keep yourself energetic.
  • Always burp your baby during and after feedings.
  • Keep a cool head as your frustration may further annoy the baby.
  • Consumption of chocolates, dairy products, caffeine, peanuts, and citrus by breastfeeding mothers may affect gastrointestinal tract of the baby. Hence, limit their intake.
  • Increase your fiber intake.
  • Use soy products for a couple of weeks.


  • Never skip your breakfast.
  • Do not overfeed your infant.
  • Don’t consume alcohol.
  • Quit smoking. Smoking increases the risk of colic, hence, if anyone in your house smokes ask them to do it away from your child.

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