Looking after a baby with colic is extremely difficult, especially when you factor in sleep deprivation, hormonal changes and physical recovery from the birth.
When my baby was 3 weeks old she suddenly started to cry every evening for at least 2 hours, non-stop. It was horrendous. As soon as the clock said 6pm, she would scream and scream… and scream.
I went over the 8 reasons why a baby might cry to work out why, but there seemed to be no reason. The doctor said nothing was wrong medically; it was colic.
Ah, the elusive colic. Every day, I manically Googled ‘colic’ re-reading the same articles for comfort and advice. However, the cause of colic is unknown; it is guessed to be indigestion or trapped wind. The doctor told me that it was a phase that would pass with time.
So here is my account of what seemed to help us the most: