Is Your Baby Crying Non-StopBaby colic is a condition where your baby tends to cry continuously, inconsolably more than three to four hours in a day. You may observe more than three such episodes in a week. This cry is unusual when compared to normal crying. Otherwise, the child is healthy. Usually, it starts in 3-6 weeks old babies.

Causes of Baby Colic

  • Faulty feeding.
  • Food allergy.
  • Smoking mother.
  • Unhealthy food habits of feeding mother.
  • Unpleasant environment.
  • Certain illness like pain abdomen, reflux, urinary tract infection, constipation, etc.

Symptoms of Baby Colic

  • Loud, continuous, intense crying.
  • Red face.
  • Episodes occur usually at the same time daily.
  • Crying without reason.
  • Clenches the fist and curls up the legs.
  • Abdominal muscles below tight.
  • Baby may pass the gas or spit.

Natural Remedies

  • Rub your palms vigorously to generate heat and mildly massage your baby’s abdomen in the clockwise direction with little pressure.
  • Put your baby on your shoulder and pat on his back or massage in the downwards direction.
  • Take a small towel, make it warm by using an iron box. Wrap this around your baby’s abdomen.
  • Give gripe water or boil 1 tsp of roasted ajwain in a small glass of water, till it reduces to a half glass. Give this to your baby about ½ tsp twice a day.
  • Swaddle the baby and create a peaceful environment.
  • Put in a swing or rocker and rock slowly.

Tips to Prevent Baby Colic

  • Don’t overfeed your baby.
  • Keep the baby in an upright posture while feeding.
  • Burp the baby after feeding by putting on your shoulders and pat on the baby’s back.
  • Give regular oil massage to your baby with lukewarm Ksheerabala taila or bala ashwagandha lakshadi taila before bath.
  • If you are feeding, avoid eating junk foods, potatoes, and other gas-forming foods.
  • Stop smoking.
  • You can take dashamoolarishta and jeerakarishtam.
  • Chew few jeera seeds with a pinch of asafetida and rock salt, followed by a glass of hot water.

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