When you are expecting a baby there are things that you don't think about, especially if its your first baby. There are things that you probably don't really know much about and for me it was Colic.
Colic is the medical term for excessive, frequent crying in a baby who appears to be otherwise healthy and well fed. It is a common yet poorly understood condition, affecting up to one in five babies.
Colic usually begins within the first few weeks of life but often stops by the time the baby is four months old, and by six months at the latest.
In most cases, the intense crying occurs in the late afternoon or evening and usually lasts for several hours. You may also notice that your baby's face becomes flushed, and they may clench their fists, draw their knees up to their tummy, or arch their back.
If your baby has colic, they may appear to be in distress. However, the crying outbursts are not harmful and your baby will continue to feed and gain weight normally. There is no clear evidence that colic has any long-term effects on a baby’s health.
Infacol has just launched Colic Help, an innovative website created to help desperate mums and dads 24/7 get to grips with the challenges of infant colic.
I found the website very easy to use, I think it will be very useful for worried parents and it will give them peace of mind. Having a baby with colic is very hard work, you worry so much that there is more to it than just colic, to have something like this where you can turn to at any time of the day or night is very helpful.
To the right of the video there is a place where you can type your own questions to get an answer or you can select one from the list of options. All of these have a video answer and should help. If you cant find your answer there is also an option for you to email your question.