Okay, here's the deal. Trace is NOT diagnosed with either colic or reflux issues. He currently has an ear infection, which is complicating his digestion issues. We can't get an accurate diagnosis (just fussy, lactose intolerant, colic, acid reflux, etc) until his ears clear up and we can get a good grasp on just how bad the gas issues are. I'm not nearly as overwhelmed now with the whole situation. It doesn't feel as desperate and scary, knowing that we will figure it out. Yes, I know there's not much we can do, especially if he is indeed colic, but identifying the problem and knowing that it will pass is so comforting.
I'm looking for suggestions on gear that helped out other babies, colic or not, settle down. Trace doesn't like his crib at nap time. He does great in there at night, but not during naps. Fine, he'll sleep in there for his naps eventually but for right now it's much more important that he SLEEP and settle down, let his belly relax and give himself (and me!) a little break.
Any suggestions on comfy bouncers or cradles? We have a swing, which he likes okay. We have a bouncy chair but it's not very cozy, certainly not for sleeping for an entire nap in.
I'm also looking for any and all tips on settling down a colic baby. (Even if he isn't "technically" colic, he is certainly presenting all the symptoms!) I know there's no medicine or cure for colic, but there are techniques and that's what I need to learn about!
Help a (tired, worn out, headache-d) Mom out!