Colic and Babies
Any parent who has experienced Infantile Colic with their newborn can tell you, it is one of the worst periods during the first year.
Defined by three rules, Colic can be identified as;
- A baby cries for more than three hours a day generally around the same time
- At least three times a week
- For longer than three weeks.
Generally, colic starts within the first month, peaks during the second month, then gradually decreases, and it usually ends around week twelve. Parents feel distressed as their baby is inconsolable during this period. As long as the baby is eating well and healthy, there is nothing to worry about, however, if you feel concerned be sure to reach out to your doctor.
Sometimes a lukewarm bath, swaddling baby, walking him, rocking him or singing, can temporarily help during this period. This is a good time to ask for help from family.