Go for a Warm Bath
A warm bath can also be useful for calming a colicky baby. You can do this in your own kitchen sink or even in a little baby tub made of plastic that fits your baby nicely. Make sure that the water isn’t too hot. You can test the temperature with the inside of your elbow where your skin is most sensitive.
Once you place your baby in the water, occasionally pour some water gently over them so that their upper body does not get too cold. If your child really likes the bath, allow them to stay in the tub for a while until they seem happy, but never leave them unattended.
After the bath, make sure they are wrapped up well in a towel and dried right away. You don’t want them to get too cold.
For very young babies, you can opt for a sponge bath. This is typically best for newborns.
- Use a damp, warm washcloth or sponge to gently run over their body.
- While not as effective as a proper soaking bath, a sponge bath can provide some relief until a full bath is possible.