almost 3 months old!!
My daughter is almost 3 months old and for the last good week or so has been crying non stop. I've looked up the symptoms for colic and she seems to have pretty much all of them is it usual for a baby this old to get colic or maybe its just something else all together?
Reply from New Baby & Beyond
Thanks for your mail, and first let me apologize for my late reply.
Does your baby still have these symptoms now? If so let me just say it may worth getting her checked out at the doctors for any underlying causes.
A baby can get colic at any time, it doesn't always appear within days of the birth. And it can carry on well into the age of 12 months plus.
Colic normally shows its symptoms early evening to night time, but it can appear in the afternoon and morning too. Because some experts believe that colic exists and some others don't, you don't find too many 'agreed symptoms' out there. Advice can also be very conflicting.
If your baby is displaying the symptoms, and you are confident that it isn't any other problems, then there are things that you can do to help relieve the discomfort that your baby is experiencing.
Here in the UK we can purchase something called gripe water, you may have something similar in the US and it would be worth speaking to your pharmacist about this. Anything like this will help your baby to bring up wind, also make sure that you wind (burp) your baby properly after every feed.
A warm bath can sometimes help, although this remedy isn't always possible so other things you can do are, bouncing your baby gently in a bouncy baby chair. A personal favourite of mine to help with colic was always wearing my baby close to me in a baby sling. The movement and closeness should help to calm some of the colic symptoms.
One thing to remember is that what works for one baby, may not work for another, so you will need to try different remedies and see what can help your daughter.
Check out more more colic remedies here.
If you are worried at all about your baby, then do not hesitate to speak to your health professional or GP as soon as possible.
Hope this helps a little, and a very happy new year to you.
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