You know that your baby will cry. And you may have learned that crying, in some cases, is a sign of a healthy, thriving baby. In fact, it's the way your baby can communicate their wants and needs with you. You may also have noticed that their cries change depending on the situation. But maybe your baby won't stop crying, and you're worried. You might be asking yourself two questions that are common among most parents: “What if my baby has colic?” and “What are the signs of colic?” After all, you don't want your baby to be in pain. And you also want to ensure they receive the best medical care possible if anything is a concern. But what is colic and how, as a parent, can you identify it? Reasons your baby may be inconsolable First, let’s talk about the different reasons why your baby may be crying. When it comes to your baby, not all cries are the same. But, of course, you want to identify the reason your baby won’t stop crying. Many parents are surprised to learn that there could be many reasons for this.
- They're too hot or too cold – even a few degrees can make all the difference in the world. Try adjusting the temperature slightly to see if it's contributing to your baby's crying.
- They're incredibly sleepy – an overtired baby can be pretty inconsolable. In fact, once they reach this point, they might also have a difficult time falling asleep - no matter how much they cry. Identifying your child's sleep patterns and establishing a bedtime routine can help with this one.
- They may have an infection – some babies and toddles may develop infections that are difficult to detect by a non-professional but that causes them discomfort. If you suspect that this may be the case, seek a medical professional's advice right away.
- They're having tummy trouble or have signs of colic – as a parent, you may have heard others talk about colic. And today, we're going to explore the signs and symptoms of colic and how you can help your little one if they do have colic.
- If you believe your baby has colic, what should you do? Don't worry, because we have answers for you!
- Lay your baby down on their back in a relaxing place
- Give them a baby massage
- Lightly heat a water bottle and place it on your baby's stomach
- Give them a lightly warm bath to sooth them
- Give Wellements Organic Gripe Water a try!
- Visit your healthcare professional for a medical opinion
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