Being a parent is hard, whether it’s your first time or you’re a seasoned pro. And there’s nothing worse than seeing your little one in discomfort or pain. When it comes to infant colic, it can be exceptionally hard for parents, as well as babies. As much as we want to try and protect our children from any form of upset or pain, sometimes we just can’t.
Colic is a tricky thing. There’s no real explanation for it (although there are lots of theories). It is very common in babies and can cause a lot of frustration and upset for the whole family. Unfortunately, there’s nothing that any parent can do to prevent it – it’s just one of those things.
If your baby is suffering from colic you may have a hundred questions going round in your head, thinking you may have done something wrong, maybe there was something you could have done – or can do now – to prevent it. Was it something you did during pregnancy? Is it the way you feed them? Are you not winding them enough? Should you be putting them down to sleep in a different position? The fact is – colic happens. No one really knows why, so there’s certainly no way you can do anything to prevent it.
There are, however, things you can do to try and help ease the symptoms and make your baby more comfortable. And, just remember, colic doesn’t last forever. My son suffered from colic and it was a harrowing time. It made the first few weeks even tougher than they are already with a newborn. Babies cry, no one is surprised by that fact (unless they are from another planet). But when you have your beautiful little person in your arms and nothing you do will settle them, your heartstrings almost get tugged right out of your body