Colic is when your baby cries uncontrollably for no evident reason and it can be a very upsetting and stressful experience for parents. Many parents feel helpless that they are unable to console their baby when they are experiencing colic. A baby’s colic usually begins at around two to four weeks old and subsides by the moment they are three months old. It is important to remember that this will not last forever and babies will grow out of it by the time they are three months old. 

What can I do to help my baby through colic?

There are a few things you can try to help your baby while they suffer from colic as described below:

  • Rock your baby near to your body and try comforting them by stroking their back
  • Try giving your baby a dummy to calm them down
  • See if your baby needs to burp as she may be experiencing wind
  • Try to keep your baby as upright as possible to reduce the risk of wind
  • If you start to feel increasingly upset then give your baby to your partner. Take some time out and come back to attend to your baby later

If the colic persists and you are in desperate need of further advise you can consult your doctor. 

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