Colic can have many causes, but in some cases, it can be due to a temporary lactose intolerance. The main signs associated with Colic are episodes of excessive and inconsolable crying when they otherwise appear to be perfectly healthy.
This September we conducted a survey that revealed more than a quarter (28%) of parents felt worried when their child showed signs of colic, with 19% feeling helpless and sadly 13% feeling like they were failing as a parent, highlighting the impact on their confidence as a parent. As a result, those surveyed revealed it really brought down their own and their partner’s mood and mental wellbeing (29%), they struggled to find time to manage the house, cook dinner, etc. (24%), it affected their ability to work (8%) and they found it hard to bond with their baby (8%) too which is really sad.
If you haven’t tried already, Colief Infant Drops offers a gentle solution, which has been trusted for more than 20 years and offers a wealth of knowledge for identifying, soothing and treating the condition. If you are one of those many parents feeling stressed or helpless with a colicky baby, below we have listed some of the top tips with how to deal with it.
Top Tips For Dealing With Colic
- Although it is distressing, the most important thing to remember if your baby is affected by colic is to remain calm
- Introduce a soothing routine around the time of the day when your baby’s colic is usually at its worst, this is typically in the evenings
- Keep a log of the times when your baby’s colic is at its worst – you may be able to find a pattern associated with any triggers, allowing you to understand better how to ease the symptoms
- Try a one-week trial of Colief Infant Drops to help diagnose whether temporary lactose intolerance could be the cause of your baby’s colic symptoms
- If your baby has been crying excessively for a long period of time and you are becoming distressed, lay baby in his or her cot or crib, and take yourself into another room for a break
For more information on colic and how to treat it, visit our website at https://colief.co.uk/advice/crying-baby-help-with-colic/