According to the NHS website Colic is “the medical term for excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed.” As a first time parent how do you know what is “excessive crying”? Surely all babies cry a lot?
The bods at Infacol have come up with a website The Infant Colic Support Centre giving you ready access to 24 hour hints, tips and answers.
Of course the first thing you need to know is “Is it Colic?” so they’ve come up with a handy “app” -you can whizz through the ten questions which are so easy to answer you should be able to do it even with a screaming small one addling your brain (Seriously how hard is it to think straight when your tiny baby just won’t stop crying). Obviously the app is no substitute for proper medical advice but it should certainly help to set you on the right path so you can decide what to do next.
I love that the website has lots of helpful videos – so much easier than trying to read a load of information when you’re sleep deprived and stressed!
Although I don’t think any of my children have suffered from Colic we did use Infacol for each of them in the very early days and it seemed to help with releasing their wind and making them more comfortable after feeds.
Have you had experience of Colic? What did you find helped?
*Disclaimer – I was asked to write about this website but all thoughts and opinions are my own*