Your baby was born, you arrived home and marveled at the baby sleeping, eating and sleeping again. But after a few weeks, something happened, and your little one started crying a lot, tensing up, clenching his fists and having a red face. In those moments, it seems that nothing is working, and your little one does not calm down. This is the world of colic, a world where mothers worry and feel powerless in the face of these discomforts, which do not leave the babies alone. Find out how to recognize colic, what are the causes, but above all, how you can help the baby.

How do you know that a baby has colic?

Colic begins, approximately, in the sixth week of the baby's life and lasts until the fifth or sixth month, when they can disappear by themselves.

It is very important to know that these do not represent a disease and do not affect the child's health, but because of them, stress can set in among the parents.

Therefore, the clearest signs that your little one has colic are the lack of a restful sleep, he wakes up often at night and turns a lot, he is very agitated and cries a lot, especially after lunch and in the evening. You will also see that the baby is quite tense, holding his legs up to his chest and his fists clenched, his face turns red and you can see grimaces of pain on his face.

Studies show that the occurrence of colic has nothing to do with the sex of the child, the type of feeding or the birth at term or prematurely.

What are the causes of colic?

Once the baby is born, it not only adapts emotionally to its new extrauterine life, but also its body undergoes changes. Therefore, colic is a process of adaptation of the digestive system to the new way of feeding, which differs enormously from the way it feeds in your tummy. Colic is, in fact, some abdominal cramps, as a result of this process, which causes discomfort to the extent of the child.

The exact causes are still a topic of discussion among paediatricians, as no specific causes have been established. One reason would be the fact that the baby does not have enough digestive enzymes in the digestive tract, which are necessary for digesting food, so milk proteins are more difficult to digest, which leads to painful cramps or gas.

Also, when eating or crying, the baby can swallow a lot of air, which causes additional gas, which contributes to his discomfort.

How can you help the baby with colic?

There are several ways you can ease your baby's pain.

Through a gentle massage, you can help to dissipate the gases in the stomach, thus removing the discomfort. Choose a natural oil and pamper the baby with a belly and back massage. In addition to removing gas, you will help him relax and enjoy your caress.

"White" sounds can help him calm down, because they resemble the sounds he used to hear in his tummy. The vacuum cleaner or the hair dryer can become your reliable helpers.

A warm bath will definitely help your little one get ready for sleep, soothing and calming him.

Anticolic toys 

It is known that when your stomach hurts, you turn to something warm, to put on the painful place. We recommend the anti-colic toys with organic interior, to calm your baby's colic. They perfectly combine the power of plants and the benefits of heat, being filled with millet and fragrant lavender. In addition to the fact that in his first months of life they will help him relax and calm his tummy pains, the toy will become an ideal play and sleep partner when the baby grows.

Babies' colic is not something serious, but it causes anxiety, both for the baby and for the parents who don't know how to help him better. However, by approaching everything carefully and calmly, colic will be treated easily and will become just a memory.