What is colic?
When your baby seems perfectly healthy, has no obvious signs of distress and yet cries continually, they may be suffering from colic. Colic is prolonged bouts of excessive, frequent crying for no apparent reason, although some abdominal discomfort is thought to accompany it due to the way many babies draw their knees up when they cry which would indicated trapped wind. These episodes can be very distressing for both baby and parent, and can last for several weeks.
Why does your baby suffer from it?
There doesn’t seem to be any definitive reason for your baby to be suffering from colic, and as frustrating as that sounds, there are still ways you can manage a colicky baby. The first thing to do is look out for the signs and symptoms, which include:
- Continual crying
- Baby’s fists are clenched
- Baby’s back is arched
- Baby’s knees are drawn up to his or her stomach
How can the Babocush help relieve colic in babies?
Naturally, when your baby is upset and crying you want to hold them in your arms to soothe them, and while this is very beneficial, it’s not a very practical solution if you are required to do it for hours at a time.
The Babocush helps prevent colic by holding your baby securely just like you do on their tummy, and has the extra comfort of a gentle vibration and heartbeat sound for added relaxation. This means your baby can be strapped securely and comfortably into their Babocush cushion and it feels just as though you are holding them. This gives you the chance to catch your breath as well as them, as colic is exhausting for both parent and baby. When you can look after yourself, you’ll do the best job as a parent.
See the Babocush in action with baby Riley who suffered terribly with colic
Buy Babocush Newborn Comfort Cushion
The babocush comes with shaped foam mattress, outer fleece cover with harness, quilted mattress protector and 3 x speed vibration with heartbeat sounds (rocker and batteries must be purchased separately).
Delivery estimated between 2-5 working days.
What the professionals say
We know that premature babies are prone to reflux and colic. Parents who have used the Babocush have told us that their babies responded well to being placed on it as it can help relieve symptoms of reflux and colic.CEO, TinyLife
Babocush is an incredibly clever and fantastic product that all parents should consider having as part of their new born product lineup. Curled up inside a mother's womb for most of their life, babies are used to the comfort of a snuggly warm uterus, the gentle rock of Mom's movement, the vibrating pulse of the abdominal aorta, and the hypnotizing beat of her heart. Once earth side, these comforts drastically change and prove to be a difficult transition for many babies. Manifestations of this major change may include excess gas, colic, fussiness, and sleep disturbance. This product is so smart as it is designed to closely mimic all of the above with it's curved shape, gentle vibration and heartbeat, and rock/sway of which ever base you choose. I highly recommend this product as it not only comforts baby in a safe and ergonomic position, but also allows rare self-care time that most new parents find impossible to accomplish.Dr. Zehra Gajic, B.Sc(Hons), D.C., Maple Ridge Wellness Centre
The best way to encourage optimal development of your baby’s spine and future postural alignment is to give them plenty of tummy time.The Babocush offers a calming and safe place for your baby to lie on their tummy. I love recommending the Babocush to my young patients to help with their development, colic and reflux. As a mum of premature twins, I wish the Babocush had been available when they were babies!Dr Zara Valentine, Osteopath
Hi, I just wanted to say thank you for the babocush. It arrived Friday and my 8 week old, Bailey settled down and fell asleep on it within minutes, I was so relieved I cried. Bailey has been suffering with severe reflux and vomiting so traditional swings and laying on her back have not been an option for us due to choking. After weeks of holding her upright while also caring for my 3 year old, the babocush is an amazing alternative that keeps Bailey safe and happy. I no longer have hours of crying every evening and can lie her down without fear of her choking and aspirating. Thank you again,Danielle xxx
After 30 minutes each on the Babocush (and lots of gas passed!) I finally have 3 sleeping babies and 20 minutes to cat nap before they all eat again!!! I love our Babocush!Happy Customer
Ryden has lots of problems with gas and silent reflux. We tried every bouncer and swing but as soon as he was placed on his back he would start screaming. He also has had to have ear procedures done and it makes it hard for him to get comfortable so he has only slept an hour max for the first 7 weeks. The Babocush has been the perfect solution for every ailment, and even better it is an INSTANT solution. We are all finally getting some much needed rest and Ryden's whole disposition has changed. Thank you so much!Ryden's Story