Colic: top tips to deal with a crying baby

Colic: top tips to deal with a crying baby

When your baby has frequent bouts of intense and inconsolable crying, he may have colic. A telltale clue is that your baby is colicky may be pulling his legs up to his tummy and arching his back while crying.


Colic is usually at its worst in the second and third months of life. Its understandable you may feel helpless and confused about what to do.


The good news

Studies have shown that extra carrying done in the first few weeks of your baby's life can help limit the duration of crying spells when he gets older. So grab your baby and cuddle like crazy!


How to deal with a colicky baby

Once crying does kick in, try these tricks to help settle your baby:

  • Rock him.
  • Hold him.
  • Put light pressure on his tummy.
  • Play the radio.
  • Turn on a fan or the vacuum.
  • Put him in a swing.
  • Take him for a car ride.
  • Burp him.
  • Give him a little space.


Try the tricks above and pay close attention to your baby’s crying. Soon you’ll know which of these is more effective for your little one.



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Tsatsaa 5/20/2016
Yes, holding up really helps

Deffinetly Helpful

Yes I rd True Holding Him Does Help. I'm Definetly Going To Try putting Light Pressure On His Tummy.


NAlmanza2010 4/28/2016
Yes an outdoor walk does work for my baby..

Moving outside

GG 4/28/2016
Stroller and fresh air always works!


Haydee 4/14/2016
I have tried everything listed and a stroller ride works best for my daughter.

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