You can buy (and read) all the baby books ever published but not much can truly prepare you for the reality of dealing with a colicky baby. That said, you can find comfort in knowing colic doesn’t last forever.
Navigating life with a newborn can already be a challenge so, let’s shine a light on babies with colic. Here’s everything you need to know including the signs and symptoms, and what we know about its causes. We’ll also walk you through your potential next steps. Let’s get into it!
What Is Colic?
First things first, what is colic? According to the Mayo Clinic, colic is frequent, prolonged, and intense crying or fussiness in an otherwise perfectly healthy infant. Yes, you read that right. Frequent, intense, and prolonged fits of crying and fussiness with no known explanation.
Not only do these crying episodes last longer than usual crying fits, but no amount of consoling can also expedite the end.