Here at babocush we understand that babies cry – and with experts estimating that close to 40 percent of babies become colicky, we’ve made it our mission to demystify what’s really going on when your baby
just won’t seem to settle.
We’ve put together an in-depth guide to the most common issues that babies face in their first few months, their causes and what can be done to help them! Whether you're looking for some light-reading in between 4am feeds, or simply trying to prepare for all eventualities, we've got your covered - enjoy!
Colic is when a baby cries for an extended period of time. It’s hard to pinpoint, as colic tends to come and go and can be quite unpredictable. It can be difficult to determine if it’s just colic, or something that requires more serious medical attention. Luckily, we’re providing the colic cheat sheet in today’s post which summarises the most common symptoms, making it easier for parents to figure out if they’ve got a colicky baby on their hands.
Wind & Trapped Gas
All babies suffer from wind (or trapped gas) and for most babies, wind is a minor issue and causes little concern. The condition is most common in babies from when they are newborns to 3 months old. For some the effects will last longer as their digestive systems mature, but eventually they will be able to dispel wind without help.
Reflux is a very common condition in babies that is caused by the movement of stomach contents upwards via the oesophagus due to your baby’s digestive system continuing to develop. The result usually makes for messy bibs and disjointed feeds. Generally, reflux is at its worst around the fourth month however reflux usually dissipates near the age of one.
Comforting & Soothing
All babies cry, and some cry a lot. In fact, the average amount of crying in the first three months is two hours a day. Crying is your baby's way of telling you they need something. With what seems to be a new threat around every corner, we thought we’d share some of our best tips on how to keep your baby comfortable whatever the day holds, so you can rest assured – you’ve got this.