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How to Cope if Your Baby Gets Colic
Parenting is rewarding, but at times very difficult. With frequent feedings, constant diaper changes, little sleep, and anxiety over the new life you're responsible for, you are most likely exhausted. And if your baby has colic symptoms, it can compound the stress you are already feeling. If your baby is fussy, you may be wondering if it is colic. If the child show signs of illness, such as refusing to eat, vomiting, diarrhea, or lethargy, call a doctor, adds Shu. Otherwise, a simple change in the baby's environment may help. After making sure the baby is not too hot or too cold and that his diaper is clean, she recommends the following:
Move the baby to a swing.
Take the baby for a ride in the car.
Walk the baby in a stroller.
Run the vacuum or creating some other type of background noise.
And, most importantly, take a break if you find yourself becoming frazzled by your colic baby. "It can be really frustrating for parents to be around a baby with colic," says Shu. "If you feel like you are getting really upset with the colic baby, put her in a crib or bassinet and get someone else to watch her for a few minutes. If you need a break, take one."
The problem with colic is that we don't know what causes it, so it can be hard to treat," says Shu, who recommends doing whatever makes the child feel better. "At that age, you want to do whatever you can to comfort your baby. You are not going to spoil them. You can try Swaddling,Side positioning, Shhhh (a soothing sound), Swinging and Sucking to cope up with them.