There are two things I absolutely CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT right now. My baby is very gassy and has had a rough time with it. She would like to sleep more and fuss less, but her little body is just making her too uncomfortable. SO...my life-saving, sanity-saving solutions:
1.) my Moby Wrap. (mine is a scrumptious orange and it makes me happy all the way through my tired body!)
Seriously - she sleeps so well in this thing! I'm able to do what I need to do without stopping and fussing with her, and let's be honest - I get to snuggle her as much as I want!!! It's the BEST!!! (especially if I have to go out shopping...no screaming baby tantrums...)
Too bad I'm not getting paid to endorse these things, eh?! But who cares...I have to pass on the info in case it can help some poor mom from going to the Nut House!
The GREATEST DISCOVERY EVER: "Colic Calm" drops. This funky, nasty-looking stuff is FREAKING AWESOME!!!!! I don't know how my mom and I found the website, but we did and I decided that I was desperate enough to try them so we ordered some! This website here sold me on the stuff. (The mylicon drops from the store just don't work well for me.)
It looks completely nasty but I'm not kidding, the minute I gave my screaming Brooke a half-dose of the drops, she quieted down and fell asleep within minutes! After a few days of giving her the drops off and on, her little digestive system started working better and she's seems so much more content. These drops are worth every penny - and I just ordered my 2nd bottle of it since I'm running low. LOVE IT!!!
Additionally, it DOES wash out of clothing if baby spits it up, you just have to stain-treat clothing first and then wash. I've had no issues so far when I pre-treat with Shout or something similar.
So there you have it. Two magical things every new mom NEEDS TO HAVE.