Colic SUCKS!

Seriously people how does anyone cope with a screaming baby who acts like she is physical pain for no apparent reason and cannot be calmed. I cope by crying along with her, but I'm open to other suggestions. It seems we can set our clock by her nightly routine of screaming until she finally passes out - only to wake up 3 hours later and do it again. I've never felt more helpless...


  1. This might be a stupid question. Have you tried the 5 S'?

    We went through this for a few rough nights with Aiden. He was hungry. I couldn't believe he was because we had just nursed... I started supplementing for nighttime feeding just because I was too exhausted.

    Good luck. remember it will pass.

  2. Would gas drops help at all? I've also heard that if you hold them stomach down along your forearm and gently move them up and down, that helps with colicky babies. I've never tried it, so I have no clue if that's true.

    The 5 S' are always a good place to start too, like Jamie said. Lily loved being swaddled and she liked when we would "shhsh" for her.

    Good luck!

  3. I think my brother was colic as a baby. If I remember right my parents would put him in the car seat and start the washer/dryer and put the car seat on top. It seems to have calmed him to sleep much quicker. Good luck.

  4. Rachel, try Gripe Water. You can find it at Target, Walmart etc. Helped for Adelaide when she was so fussy in the beginning. If you are nursing, she might still be hungry. If you are supplementing, the formula might not be sitting well with her. We thought Addie was just upset all the time in the beginning but she actually had GER and ended up needing Zantac. Just a thought....hope it gets better. She sure is pretty.