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Colic Baby – Understanding Colic Baby

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While it is quite common for most newborn babies to have times when they seem to cry for no reason or appear to be overly cranky, if your baby seems to be inconsolable for too long you may have a colic baby. The typical symptoms of colic are long periods of intense crying that do not stop no matter what you do and these symptoms seem to occur at about the same time each day or night. Often these symptoms occur shortly after feeding your baby and then just stop for no reason at all.

Other symptoms associated with a colic baby include abdominal bloating and signs of gas discomfort that can be seen as a hard, bulging stomach while your baby is flailing his arms and legs or has his legs pulled up to his chest in apparent pain.

All of this can lead to long nights of sleeplessness combined with fussiness and extreme irritability and can be very stressful for both you and your baby.

Doctors say that this is the worst possible pain that a newborn baby will have suffered so far in his short life and is made worse by the fact that he cannot communicate with his parents how bad it hurts or where it hurts.

It is thought that approximately 25% of all babies worldwide suffer from some form of colic and that it disappears by the time they reach four months old, however these can be four very trying months for mom and dad as they lose many hours of sleep at night worrying about their child and the incessant crying.

According to research there is no one cause of colic baby, but all symptoms point toward digestion problems. Newborns are born with a digestive system that has never had to process food and as such the muscles that help to support digestion may not have fully developed making it hard for food to move through their intestines. Other possibilities include breastfeeding moms who eat foods that cause gas in their babies and then while eating; an infant swallows air further compounding the problem.Image of Baby Colic Massage.

There are many different treatments for colic and depending on where you go some of them work well while other are merely folk tales. For many the best colic baby treatment is motion, if you take your baby and place him in a wind up swing or rock him in your arms the constant motion seems to ease the pain, perhaps this also helps to move the gas and food through and out of his system.

One of the most popular motion colic remedies has been to put your baby in his car seat in the car and go for a nice long drive, again the constant motion and quiet hum of the car seems to help calm your baby down and get him to go to sleep.

There is one other popular solution and that is Colic Calm, this is an all natural homeopathic blend that does not contain alcohol, sodium bicarbonate or any other ingredients that are found in many other "gripe waters."

Despite this it has been found to be over 90% effective and is the only gripe water on the market that is an FDA regulated medicine. If you have a colic baby and want to give him 100% safe all natural relief this is the one product that will do the trick.