Colic is a puzzle, which has not been solved as yet. There is no one thing that generates it, and there is no “one size fits all” treatment for it. This means that if your baby is colicky, it can be very frustrating.The good thing though, is that colic stops in due course. But having a wailing baby is hard to deal with at the best of times,
Given below are a few points that several parents have found to be of useful in either making a colicky baby sleep, or at the most lessen the intensity of the wailing.
1. Take your baby for a walk. Clasping your baby either on your shoulder and or resting the baby on your chest can work wonders. To a certain extent crying over and over again leads to the formation of gas. You can assist in releasing the gas with some gripe water to decrease a little of your baby’s uneasiness. For babies, the thud of your heart thumping is comforting, and can also assist in relaxing them.
2. Rocking – Whether you sit in a rocking chair, gently sway your baby’s cradle or thump your baby’s bouncer seat, the periodic movement is good for comforting a colicky baby.
3. Music – Babies are keen on music, so begin singing, or switch on a TV or radio. Music comforts a wailing baby sometimes even more effectively than lullabies. Some babies will show a fondness for a certain melodic patterns, and although it does not make them go off to sleep, it might help to divert their attention sufficiently to discontinue wailing.
4. Sucking – Colicky babies are often soothed by the use of a pacifier. However, is highly dependent on the child, so don’t be too disappointed if it does not soothe your baby when you try it.
Of the four tips outlined above you will probably come across 1 or 2 that will help to make your baby sleep or comfort your baby. Always keep in mind that colic goes away in due course, this will help you to get through this phase in your baby’s life.