Colic Babies

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Tanya2 - July 5

This is more of a suggestion that a question. I remember with my first at prenatal class, nothing was mentioned about colic babies and strategies parents can use. We still keep in touch with all the parents from our class and out of 7 babies, 2 ended up being colic, which is pretty high considering nothing was mentioned. I was lucky it wasn't us, but still now that I'm pregnant again I still worry. For those of you who don't know what colic is, its when babies who are mentally and physically perfectly healthy, but cry for over 3 hours striaght, lasting upto 5-6 hrs. Nothing can stop the crying, be it feeding, rocking, etc. It starts at around 3 weeks and ends when the baby is about 3 months, although a friend of mine, hers lasted till almoast 5 months. Apparently they can cry all afternoon with the worst time being in the early evening/night. It can happen to anyone and there is no medical reason behind it. There is nothing that you can do, but my advice is to ask whoever is teaching your prenatal class about it and get as much information on it. They do sell products that claim to help gas and colic but it doesn't work. My daughter never really cried so I'm hoping this next baby will be the same as well. Just wanted to bring this up since no one has. Good luck to everyone and I don't mean to scare anyone but I think its better to be prepared.

 

Tanna - July 5

When my 5 year old was an infant he cried every day for about 2 months from like 4 pm to 7 pm. My husband worked second shift so he never really believed me. He thought I was over-reacting.

 

Mingill - July 5

My eldest brother was a colic baby. I'm surprised my mother had 2 more of us after him. She says he'd cry non-stop and the only time he was quiet was when he had his soother. My parents used to take turns looking for the soother when he'd spit it out in the middle of the night. Thanks for the tip Tanya, we'll be discussing babies next week at our cla__ses, I'll be sure to ask.

 

ThePezChick - July 5

It was mentioned by both the nurse teaching my cla__s and the pediatrician who visited the cla__s. Glad I learned about it in advance or it would really have stressed me out when/if it occurred!

 

Tanya2 - July 5

I'm glad that some nurses are mentioning it since it is quiet common. The main thing we have to keep in mind is that you have a healthy baby, the rest we'll have to manage. I can't imagine it though having a baby that cries constantly and nothing helps. My friend had a really tough time with her boy, he wouldn't sleepand cry all afternoon and practically all night. But she had and still has a great att_tude about it all.

 

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