Tummy Calm FAQ
Thank you for choosing Tummy Calm homeopathic medicine, the natural alternative to simethicone for the treatment of gas and so much more. As the makers of Colic Calm, we have already delivered digestive relief to over a million babies. That’s why our products are recommended by pediatricians, natural health care practitioners and pharmacists.
Tummy Calm is:
- FDA-listed medicine
- Safe, gentle & effective
- Non-habit-forming or addictive
- A smart alternative to synthetic chemicals
What is the purpose of Tummy Calm® and is it safe for my child?
Tummy Calm® homeopathic medicine provides exceptional relief for discomfort from gas, bloating and upset stomach. All homeopathic medicines must be manufactured using precise pharmaceutical methods and are listed as over-the-counter medicines, unlike herbal and dietary supplements.
Tummy Calm® is a combination of nine homeopathic remedies, each of which has a long history of safe use. Even if one takes the wrong remedy for the wrong condition, it will do no harm, as the body uses only what it needs. This makes homeopathic medicines especially well-suited for children.
What makes Tummy Calm® different from simethicone gas drops?
Instead of relying on only one active ingredient, the many ingredients in Tummy Calm® work together to provide multi-symptom relief. According to the principles of homeopathy, each dose gently stimulates the body’s ability to heal itself, as opposed to merely suppressing symptoms with synthetic chemicals.
How long will it take to work?
Most children experience relief within minutes of their first dose of Tummy Calm®. However, some may take longer before showing noticeable improvement. Occasionally, it takes a few days until relief is achieved with Tummy Calm®. We recommend giving Tummy Calm® at least one week to fully work its wonders. We encourage you to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (877) 321-CALM for helpful customized suggestions that can make a difference.
What are the directions for use?
At the first signs of digestive discomfort symptoms, shake bottle to obtain a uniform dark mixture. For infants, we recommend starting with half the indicated dose in the weight chart, gradually increasing over the first few days until the full dose is reached. Fill enclosed oral dispenser and dispense liquid slowly into mouth, between cheek and gums. The dosage can also be mixed with 1 oz. of cool water, infant formula or other suitable liquids. Try not to give Tummy Calm® immediately after feeding if baby’s stomach is full, as spit-up may occur from the added pressure.
For toddlers & up, Tummy Calm® may also be mixed with water, juice, cereal or other age-appropriate food/drink. Most children enjoy the sweet non-herbal taste, which blends especially well with juice. Dark juices and opaque sippy cups work well, if Tummy Calm’s dark color is an issue.
If needed, repeat every 30 minutes for up to 3 doses, or as directed by a physician. Do not exceed the equivalent of 6 full doses for the appropriate weight category per day.
Carefully recap bottle, clean oral dispenser and let air dry after each use.
Note: Tummy Calm® can be used to prevent or lessen digestive upset that may occur after feedings/meals. To treat excessive gas, many parents report excellent results by administering one quarter to one half the recommended dose before feedings/meals when these usually result in symptoms.
What if my child spits up Tummy Calm®?
With infants, some spitting up is normal. One factor is temperature. Some babies’ stomachs are sensitive to cooler liquids, so room-temperature Tummy Calm® could be unsettling. Tummy 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. For toddlers and up, Tummy Calm® naturally settles the stomach, so regurgitation is unlikely.
Can my child take other medications while using Tummy 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 child is taking other medications or has been treated for serious health concerns. If other medications are being used, allow a two-hour window between the other medication and Tummy Calm®, so that the effects of the other medication are not lessened.
Does Tummy Calm® have any side effects?
There are no known contraindications to any of the active ingredients in Tummy Calm®. However, it is always advised that you check with your doctor before introducing any product.
The only harmless side effect you may notice is a temporary darkening of the stool. This occurs because Tummy Calm uses a form of carbon called Carbo Vegetabilis (Vegetable Charcoal). This pure, naturally-produced, non-carcinogenic vegetable charcoal makes Tummy Calm® black in color.
Vegetable charcoal does not enter the bloodstream, and passes out of the body naturally and easily, along with the gases and toxins it has collected on its journey through the digestive tract.
What is the best way to get out stains?
Tummy Calm’s rich dark color is as Mother Nature intended, without any “pretty” coloring 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. That is why we have included a stain warning on bottle and box.
We find that stains lift out easily with most spray stain removers. Treat stains promptly. For stubborn stains, try pre-spotting with dishwashing liquid before washing. Many parents keep bibs and rags handy so stain removal doesn’t become an issue.
Note: A dispensing alternative is the NumiMed Dispenser, also developed by a mother “in need” and available at www.tummycalm.com. For infants, we recommend its purchase along with Tummy Calm®. It is often less messy when baby sucks the sweet, dark formula directly from the pacifier-like NumiMed. Additionally, the NumiMed can be used for any oral medications you are giving your baby.
Can Tummy Calm® be used for anything other than gas?
Yes. Tummy Calm® is extremely helpful in easing pain associated with the introduction of new foods, and the stomach upset that often accompanies teething. Toddlers and older children benefit from stomach ache relief. Tummy Calm also provides relief for hiccups.
How long should each bottle last?
Each bottle contains (48) ¼ teaspoon (1.25 mL) doses for infants under 20 lbs. or (24) ½ teaspoon (2.5 mL) doses for children over 20 lbs. Some children require more doses than others, depending on the frequency of their symptoms. We recommend discarding bottle six months after opening.
How do I store Tummy Calm®?
This product should be stored at room temperature, out of direct sunlight. Because there is no need for refrigeration, Tummy Calm® is also ideal for traveling away from home.
Why does my child sleep soundly and longer after taking Tummy Calm®?
Peaceful sleep often follows naturally after relief. There are no narcotic or habit-forming ingredients in Tummy Calm.
Find Out More
Please visit us at www.tummycalm.com for more FAQs and other product information. To contact us directly, please visit our contact page or call (877) 321-CALM
Coming Soon for Adults
Due to many requests from parents, Gastro Calm® for adult digestive issues is currently being developed. It will be available soon through our website and stores near you.