Child HealthParenting
December 8, 2017

Help for a colicky baby

The minute your little one starts crying you immediately respond by checking whether he’s hot, cold, hungry or in need of a nappy change. But what if it’s none of the above?! A baby that doesn’t respond to soothing, can be very stressful! But thanks to Dr. Morris Wessel, we now have a name for it: colic. Why is your baby screaming? If your baby’s cry sounds different to normal, is sharper and more piercing – it may be colic-related. We often think the crying is coming from pain like an upset tummy, but colic pain is from the colon.…
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February 27, 2017

Five easy ways to soothe a colicky baby

All babies cry. It’s their way of telling you that they’re hungry, tired or in need of a nappy change. But if your baby constantly cries for no apparent reason, he may have colic. Colic is characterised by repeated stretches of inconsolable crying. It’s a common condition, affecting many babies during their first few months. Your baby is colicky if his crying: Lasts for three or more hours at a time. Persists for three or more days a week. Happens for at least three weeks in a row. Other symptoms include: Crying intensely and furiously, even after being fed or…
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Child HealthParenting
September 2, 2016

Dealing with acid reflux and colic in your baby

When your little one is screaming and vomiting after most feeds, you’re bound to feel frazzled, helpless and exhausted! Fortunately, most babies outgrow colic by 4 months and reflux by 18 months. (more…)
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