Although the baby's crying for colic can make anyone nervous, the first thing parents should do is seek tranquility within us and try to create a quiet environment at home. A colicky baby tends to be sensitive to any type of stimulation. If the people around you are worried, anxious or 'on my nerves', babies can pick up on it and cry even more.
Each child has a way of being and expressing himself. Some find it comforting to be wrapped in a blanket, to feel warm; others prefer to be free and in light clothing. Helping a colicky baby is a matter of experimentation and observation. It is important to try different resources, observe their reaction, and from there, adopt or discard the action taken.
Hopefully, you can identify a trigger and eliminate it right away. But, if not, you should put in place some general tips that can help your baby to be distracted and calm down during the acute phase of colic.
Cradling the baby in your arms is one of the most effective measures. Baby carriers can be a great help for parents.
Rocking your baby can calm him when he is crying. You can rock him in the arms, in the crib or in a swing-type chair (when he already controls his head).
The songs, lullabies or music that you listened to during your pregnancy can serve as a soothing for babies in full tears. Even the noise of a vacuum cleaner can work to entertain your baby.
The use of the pacifier can also calm the suffering of your baby. The pacifier is a great anxiolytic for babies and their nervousness subsides when they suffer colic.
5. Vertical position
To help the movement of gases and reduce acidity. It is convenient that you carry your baby in an upright position. It will help you expel the gases that are bothering you.
The anti-colic massage that is performed by pressing in a circular motion, clockwise, your hands on your abdomen can relieve your discomfort. Massaging the baby's back is also recommended, as well as placing a warm-warm towel on the baby's abdomen.
When a baby cries it is always for a reason. Crying is their way of communicating. However, when a baby cries incessantly, it can be a sign or a symptom that he has something and needs attention and treatment. As usual, babies cry 1 to 3 hours a day. There are many reasons why they do it:
- For hunger
- For colic
- From gas or bowel movements
- For discomfort caused by a wet or dirty diaper
- For feeling hot or cold
- For any disease or infection
- For feeling fever
- Out of boredom or loneliness
- For earache
- By teeth exit
IMPORTANT: If the baby cries a lot and it is not possible to relieve or identify what is happening with him, it is recommended that you take him to the doctor. Also in cases where the baby, in addition to frequent crying, has a fever.
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