1 in 3 British mums admit that they are unaware of Infant Colic, a common medical condition affecting 1 in 5 newborns, which can cause excessive crying. This month Infacol and Cry-sis, the only parenting charity dedicated to supporting parents through excessive infant crying, have launched Infant Colic Awareness Month which strives to educate and support parents to ensure they can experience the joys of parenthood to the full.
Here are the colic signs and symptoms to look out for and you can enter my giveaway to win a 0-6mth White Company Sleeping Bag to help encourage a good nights sleep for baby and parents!
New parents get an average of 4 hours sleep a night, and a baby who is crying excessively can be extremely stressful for mums and dads alike. Research carried out by Infacol has found that parents around the UK have come up with inventive ways to soothe their crying tot including singing humming, taking baby for a drive in the car or switching on the TV or radio for background noise. Interestingly, current affairs, documentaries and dramas are the most popular programmes used to help babies drift off.
Signs and symptoms of colic include:
• Intense crying bouts
• Crying in the late afternoon or evening that lasts several hours
• The baby’s face is red and flushed when they cry
• The baby clenches their fists, draws their knees up or arches their back while crying
If you suspect your baby has colic always contact your healthcare provider for professional advice. Cry-sis runs a national telephone helpline on 08451 228 669 that is available to callers every day of the year between 9am and 10pm. Callers are referred to a trained volunteer member of Cry-sis who has personal experience of crying or sleep problems within their own family.
To support Colic Awareness Month I have a 0-6mth White Company Sleeping bag to giveaway to one lucky reader. To enter simply complete the Rafflecopter form below by 29th October 2018. Terms and Conditions apply. Good luck!
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