Put a Stop to the Uncontrollable Crying
The key to being a great parent is that you cannot always be a perfect one. There will be times when your baby will cry, get sick, get hurt growing up, and it’s all part of a process that is inevitable. Understanding this will take care of a lot of unnecessary worry and tension, that might actually keep you from focusing on the other important stuff.
Having said this to you, I will now make use of this opportune time to tell you about colic in your baby. Colic is a condition that your baby suffers from if he/she has been crying for more than three hours a day, more than three days a week and over a period extending three weeks. This condition occurs when the baby is about 2 weeks old until they are 3-4 months old. Colic has no gender preference, and neither does it discriminate between powder fed or breastfed babies. The exact reason for colic has not been pinned down as of now, but there is a list of possibilities that should cover the reason for your baby springing into a wail every now and then for no reason that is visible to the naked eye.
- Acid reflux that causes discomfort to the baby
- The baby has gas
- Sensitivity to different sensations in the environment
- A growing digestive system with muscles that often spasm
- A developing nervous system
So a clean diaper, a well-rested and well-fed baby, does not mean that your baby will not cry. It is definitely difficult to recognize what colic is. Here are a few symptoms of colic to help you recognize what it looks like.
- Your baby extends their legs to their tummy
- Fists are clenched while crying
- Your baby passes lots of gas. This symptom could be because crying babies swallow a lot of extra air, or because gas isn’t released sufficiently by being burped after feeding.
Here are a few other ways to combat colic in babies
- Try to ensure that your baby burps after eating food by carrying them and simultaneously patting them on the back.
- You can distract your baby from any discomfort by giving them a pacifier
- When your baby is having milk, make sure they are upright and ensure that the kind of bottle or nuzzle is appropriate to avoid swallowing of any air bubbles.
You cannot fight the biological process of the transition from the womb to the world for the baby, so do not fret.
Here are a few ways to soothe your baby when they suffer from colic.
- A warm bath
- A warm water bottle on their stomach
- Rocking your baby to sleep and skin to skin touch
- Rub your baby softly or give space, whichever leads to a better reaction
A noteworthy addition to this list is Tjori’s Baby Anti Colic Roll On. This Ayurvedic formula helps combat colic with its powerful ingredients, that come with the gentleness of organic goodness, maintain the baby’s digestive system. It is extremely convenient to put as it comes in the form of a roll on.
If your baby suffers from colic, it is important to know that it is very normal for babies to go through this. One in five babies suffers from colic. However, if you witness blood on their stool, sudden weight loss, discoloration of the lips or skin while crying, vomiting or diarrhea, you can show it to the doctor. Otherwise, this is just one of the battles faced when you have an angelic and precious (cry)baby, and 200% worth it.