All babies cry, but the doctors use the "rule of three" to diagnose it as colic. It is colic if the intense crying lasts for more than 3 hours a day and happens at least 3 days per week for more than 3 weeks. … [Read more...] about How do I know if my baby has colic?
My baby had colic, and I am writing this to assure you that 1) it's not your fault, 2) it will not last forever, and 3) there is a way to survive those sleepless nights and incessant screaming. Here are some of the things that helped my family and I cope with the madness (and to those who don't have colicky babies, I assure you that I am not exaggerating – it is madness, and … [Read more...] about Tips from a colic survivor
Does your baby keep crying all night? Is he fussy…or is it colic? Parents often think that any relentless crying jags are a sign of the dreaded 'C' word. Then they make another mistaken assumption: the colic is caused by gas. Relatives and friends jump in with all sorts of unsolicited advice, including burping (did that) and rubbing his stomach with ointment (doesn't work). … [Read more...] about 5 colic myths