First is the Yoga Ball...I know it seems strange but you sit on it and bounce with the baby on your lap and I don't know why but it calms them down. This is an easy thing you can do and it gives you a much needed break from the screaming!
Another trick is "Baby Bliss Gripe Water" it is a miracle worker! It's a natural herbal water that you give them when they have a stomach ache and within minutes of giving it to them they calm down, start getting all their bubbles up, and usually fall asleep. It is amazing stuff! You can't get it in a lot of places so I have to order it off the Internet... but it is worth all the trouble. We don't leave the house without it!
The last trick is a tip from my Mom. She recommends feeding them herbal tea...either peppermint or chamomile flavored. It seems strange but it works. The warmth of the liquid calms them down and it also helps them get bubbles up. They won't drink a lot but even just a sip can help. They will usually fall asleep after drinking it... and it's good to know that after they wake up they will be starving!
Good thing Maddux is such a cute little guy because it can be so frustrating at times. I am thankful to have Greg around too because he is always willing to take a turn holding him when he's upset! Let's hope this stage is over soon!