When your baby is crying uncontrollably for more than 3 hours, nonstop at regular times of the day, your little one may have colic. They cry because they feel abdominal pain or cramping. This often occurs to infants younger than 5 months old. It tends to resolve on its own. Some associated causes are excessive swallowing of air, maybe the size of the nipple opening and the shape you are using is a little wide for your baby.
Of course as a mom, your goal is for your baby to be colic free. Here are some ways that will help you soothe your baby: u
- Burp your baby frequently
- Smaller, more frequent feedings.
- Offer a pacifier.
- Let your baby hold and suck your finger.
- Gently massage your baby’s abdomen or carefully place a warm towel on their belly.
- You can also try to position them on their side after feeding.
- Sing and sway. babies like sounds and motion.
- Take your baby for a car ride.
- Make sure you use the right size and shape of nipple for your baby’s bottle. Also, some baby bottles have vents which help reduce colic occurrence.
- Stay calm. Your baby can sense your mood.
If you get tired and becomes very upset about your baby’s crying, ask for help. Call your significant other, family member or a friend to watch for you baby then take time to calm yourself. You have to take care of yourself so you can take care of your baby.
It is still a MUST to call the doctor if you think that your baby is already crying excessively. They may tell you to try to do some things that could help your baby or they would advice you to come to the clinic to have your little one checked.