What are the signs and symptoms of a baby with colic?

Before answering the sign and symptoms of a colic baby. Let’s discuss colic.

What is colic?

Colic is uncontrollable crying of a baby. If a baby cries for 3 hours a day continuously or more than 3 days a week than it is colic.

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Basically, colic isn’t a disease. But it’s a tough situation to go through for babies as well as their parents.

Infants cry a lot in the first 3 months of their life. But if a baby is healthy and crying continuously and have difficulty in being comfortable than it is colic.

Signs and symptoms of a baby with colic:

  • He cries always and the problem of abdominal breathing.
  • Crying during the late afternoon or evening that lasts many hours.
  • Baby clenching their fists.
  • Drawing their knees up to their tummy.
  • Arched their back while crying.
  • Holding of breath briefly.
  • Closing of the eye and then open them very wide.
  • The furrowing of the eyebrow.
  • Bowel activity like he may pass gas or spit-up.
  • Eating and sleeping disruption.

Your baby’s face turns red and flushed after they cry. It is better if you do some test like a hearing test. There are some therapy you can do to your baby but after that, if your baby not feeling well then consult with the doctor.

Causes for Colic

The cause of colic is unknown. Doctors are not aware of what causes colic. Here are some common or possible cause

  • Intolerance of cow milk but this is rare. Because colic found in breastfeeding babies too.
  • Digestive system.
  • Overfeeding or underfeeding.
  • Hearing aids problems like Tinnitus

If your baby is colic then you can help him/her by following this-

  1.  Try to rub his back very softly.
  2.  Give massage every day.
  3.  Give warm water to drink.
  4.  Use warm water for the bath. It is better to give Speech therapy.
  5.  Give food in which proteins are present (like cow milk).
  6.  Play music to get attention.
  7.  Try to play with your baby.

If your baby is colic then you give these anti-colic bottles

  • Dr. Brown’s Natural Flow.
  • Comotomo Natural Feel.
  • Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature.
  • Playtex Nurser with Drop-In Liners.

These are some anti-colic bottles if you use this then this is possible that your babies colic problem is solved easily.

 Diagnosis of colic

  • When your baby cries and for how long the baby cries
  • How the cry sounds like. Is it high-pitched or louder than usual?
  • What makes a baby fussy
  • What calms the baby down down
  • For how many times your baby eats and what

The doctor may perform tests to ensure if your baby is fussy for other reasons, such as

  • Weakness or hunger
  • Pain caused due to illness or injury
  • To check the discomfort of the baby whether the baby is too hot or too cold
  • Reflux

Treatment of Colic

  • Get close: Not only does wearing, cuddling or carrying you baby make you closer to you and happy( and after 9 months of constant closeness, that may be just what baby’s crying for), but it may help you to understand better the needs your baby.
  • Swaddle: Put a blanket in the dryer and when it is still hot, wrap the blanket around your child. The tears of the child can dry out with a sense of warmth and safety.
  • Make white noise. A vacuum cleaner or a hump of hump can give comfort to your child (it reminds them of the womb). You may also want to invest in a white noise machine.
  • Play soothing music. A crying child can be made by quiet singing or even the classical music CD that runs slowly. While the other babies may enjoy the sounds of nature or the voice of a fan.
  • Offer a pacifier: It seems that some colic children want to eat at all times – and this can happen because sucking makes them happy, not because of hunger. So if your child is rushing always and the adequate feeding does not satisfy him, then you can take the help of pacifier. Check with your doctor if you are not sure that the child is getting enough food to eat, though.
  • Get out of the house. Occasionally, taking the baby to out of the house then it can make your baby full of joy. The movement can also help. So, make your child walk in the stroller or a sling or carrier, or tie him in the car seat for the drive (but if the car continues to cry, then go home and out – otherwise it can distract you from the road.


In research, it is found that approx 40% of the infants have colic. It commenced between the 3rd week and 6th week after birth. It ends in 3 to 4 months after birth.

Colic baby starts crying every evening. There are some other problems with the cry that is Tinnitus or Autism.

If you need more information or you have a question regarding Colic Baby, you can discuss it with our HearingSol healthcare professionals, just give us a call on +91-9327901950. We are always here to help you.

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