Parenting - Infant care | 0-1 yrs

Colic In Babies: What Parents Need To Know

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Crying is normal for any baby. However, if a healthy baby keeps on crying uncontrollably then, it is time for parents to monitor the situation for it might be a case of colic.

Your baby is considered colicky if he is younger than 5 months of age and cries for more than three hours in a row for more than three days of a week. The cries of your baby during this period are louder and higher pitched than his normal crying with the bouts of crying stopping abruptly as they had started.

So, what exactly are the signs of colic in babies that every parent must know? According to an article published in mayoclinic.org in 2014, signs of colic in an otherwise healthy and well-fed baby include:

  • Predictable crying episodes where the baby cries about the same time everyday
  • Intense or inconsolable crying by the baby
  • Baby crying for no apparent reason

But, parents need not lose their sleep over their little one suffering from colic. Askdrsears.com has listed some tips to comfort children with colic symptoms, that includes lower and more frequent feedings, baby bends and tummy touches.

Remember that colic is not incurable. With just the proper guidance and timely advice, parents can be better prepared to deal with colic in their babies. To know more about colic in babies, please click through the pages of this ClipBook that discusses Colic in babies in detail including signs, remedies and tips to deal with it.

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