5 tips you need to know if your baby has collic

Did you know that infantile colic is a common cause of maternal distress and family disturbance? While it's distressing to see your little one in pain, rest assured that it is harmless and resolves without treatment.

Internationally Colic affects 10-30% of infants worldwide.  The colic syndrome is commonly observed in neonates and infants aged 2 weeks to 4 months, with equal prevalence in affecting males and females.
Rhythmic calming techniques are effective in calming colicky babies which forms the core of the 5 Ss approach.

1.Swaddling: Safe swaddling carefully avoiding overheating, covering the head, using bulky or loose blankets, and allowing the hips to be flexed.

2.Side or stomach: Holding a baby on the back is the only safe position for sleep, but it is the worst position for calming a fussy baby.

3.Shhh sound: Making a strong shush sound near the baby's ear.

4.Swinging: Swinging the baby with tiny jiggly movements (no more than 1" back and forth) always supporting the head and neck.

5.Sucking: Letting the baby suckle on the breast, your clean finger or a pacifier.
REMEMBER to check if baby is crying due to other factors like - feeling hungry, having wet diapers, or seeking comforting because they are cold.

Soothing music accompanied with parental attention (including eye contact, talking, touching, rocking, walking, and playing) may be effective in some infants and is never harmful.

We hope this helped & your little one is feeling better very soon