How to Align Baby's Colic
If your baby does not respond to any of your soothing techniques, he may have colic. But don't worry! We offer tips to help you calm your baby and maybe have some peace in the house!
It is normal for babies under 3 months to have periods of restlessness, especially between 6 p.m. and midnight. If your favorite techniques, such as feeding, changing diapers, wrapping and swinging, do not stop baby crying, then your baby may be among the 20% of babies who have colic.
The causes of colic in babies
If your baby has colic, or is crying excessively, you will begin to notice this between the second and sixth week of life. The baby's crying will increase in intensity - instead of stopping - as the day goes by and he will probably have gas and stretch and stretch his legs.
Doctors do not know exactly the causes of colic in babies, but here are some possible factors:
- Immature nervous system
- Difficulties in self-restraint
- A medical problem, such as hernia
- Something in your diet disturbed your stomach (if you were breastfeeding)
Tactics that can relieve baby's colic
Perhaps the most annoying thing about a colic baby is that nothing seems to reassure him. But that doesn't mean you can't try! Here are some tactics that can alleviate baby's colic.
Swinging or placing the baby in the cradle with a little white noise - such as a vacuum cleaner or hair dryer - can sometimes help in the background because constant movement can be soothing.
Stroll in stroller
Like swinging, this movement is soothing and being close to you can also help you feel better.
Wrap the baby in a large, thin blanket. It will help you warm up and feel good and safe.
It doesn't always help, but for some babies, sucking is soothing.
Place the baby on your tummy on your knees and gently massage your back with your fingers, releasing pressure from your stomach.
Take care of your diet
If you are breastfeeding, certain foods that you eat may create discomfort for your baby. Lactates, caffeine, cabbage and onions are possible culprits, so try to avoid them for a period of several days, to see which of these products are the true culprits.
Do not lose hope!
You may not believe it now, but baby colic doesn't last forever. By the age of 4 months, colic will probably pass - and you will all be happier!
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