Crying Baby? Help With Colic

One of the most difficult things to deal with is a crying baby. While some crying is normal, if your baby is crying excessively and displaying signs of discomfort, it may be a sign of infant colic. Learn more about how Infant Drops can help you.

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What’s Colic?

Colic is defined as repeated episodes of excessive and inconsolable crying in a new-born baby who otherwise appears to be perfectly healthy. The condition can affect up to one in five babies, so you’re not alone.

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Soothing Your Baby’s Pain


If your baby is suffering from colic, you’re not alone. Infant colic is a common condition that affects many babies and can cause significant distress for both the baby and the parents.

While there are several potential causes of colic, temporary lactose intolerance is one that can be addressed with the help of natural remedies like Colief Drops. These drops contain lactase enzyme, which helps to break down lactose, making it easier for your baby to digest their feeds and reducing discomfort. They can be used from birth and added to both breast milk and infant formula.

Colief Drops have been recommended by healthcare professionals and trusted by mums for over two decades. Typically, at around three to four months, most babies’ digestive systems will naturally adjust to lactose and colicky symptoms will resolve on their own. However, if your baby is still experiencing colicky symptoms, you can continue to use Colief Drops for as long as necessary.

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Symptoms Of Colic

Colic is a common condition that affects many infants in their first few months of life. It is characterised by excessive and inconsolable crying, often for several hours at a time, and typically occurs in the late afternoon or evening.

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3+ hours of crying

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Drawing up of the knees

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Arched back

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Flushed cheeks

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Could It Be Something Else?

Other conditions can cause excessive crying, such as constipation and gastro-oesophageal reflux (GORD). Therefore if your baby has other symptoms, such as blood in the stools and vomiting, speak to your GP.

Top Tips For Dealing With Colic

1) Although it is distressing, the most important thing to remember if your baby is affected by colic is to remain calm.

2) Introduce a soothing routine around the time of the day when your baby’s colic is usually at its worst, this is typically in the evenings.

3) Keep a log of the times when your baby’s colic is at its worst – you may be able to find a pattern associated with any triggers, allowing you to understand better how to ease the symptoms.

4) Try a one-week trial of Colief Infant Drops to help diagnose whether temporary lactose intolerance could be the cause of your baby’s colic symptoms.

5) Despite the characteristic inconsolable nature of the crying, it may be possible to reduce colic symptoms by trying different soothing techniques, as some babies may respond better to some techniques than others. You may find some of the following helpful:


  • Holding the baby during crying episodes
  • Wearing baby in a sling
  • Gentle motion, such as rocking, pushing them in a pram or going for a drive
  • Background noise, such as the vacuum cleaner, hairdryer or washing machine
  • White noise
  • A warm bath
  • Baby massage
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