When does the colic crying stop?

Julie-ann - posted on 08/10/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )

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ok so my Ruth is 2 1/2 months (my first child) she sometimes goes days being beautiful then days of just constant fussiness and crying ,sometimes i can see it coming depending on how her morning starts but other times it starts in the pm lasting into the night or just all day long.

somebody please tell me this doesnt last forever, lol :)

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Christina - posted on 08/10/2009

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true colic is crying that cannot be soothed and occurs every night usually between 6 and 10 pm. so it doesn't sound like true colic. i would guess that something else is going on. you should discuss it with your pedi to rule out medical causes. are you breastfeeding? if so, write down everything you eat and compare it to her fussy times to see if there is a connection. also, try putting her in a baby carrier or sling on her fussy days and wear her. it will help her feel more connected to you.

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Rebecca - posted on 08/05/2016

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My baby got soothed from severe colic by putting him on Babies magic tea. It's an organic natural remedy that's safe and effective for newborns.

Renee - posted on 08/14/2009

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so so hard! But you are a mom, and you will find the strength to get thru it--because that's just what we do! I have twins, and they were both colicky. It was so hard! So painful! They didn't stop crying until around 5-6 months! I switched their formula to Gentlelease--that helped a little. I'm so so sorry--there's just nothing you can do but deal! Best of luck--it's almost over..

Jamie - posted on 08/14/2009

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I can't say for sure that what I am about to say applies to your baby, however, I had a very similar problem with my son when he was a small baby. My pediatrician realized quickly that my son had reflux. He basically had heart burn. He was given a medicine called nova renadine. I don't think that I spelt that right. I no longer have the medicine to refer to for the spelling. It is an anti acid for babies. (like zantac) During a follow up appointment with my family physician, he mentioned that he believes most cases of colic are a result of reflux. The babies are in pain and can't tell us. As I said, I can't say that this is the case with your baby... it was with mine. I was so grateful for my doctors incite. Within around 7 days of being on the meds, my son was a whole new boy. They usually will out grow this by 6 months, sometimes it can take up to a year.
GOOD LUCK!!!!!!

Debi - posted on 08/14/2009

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My son ued to cry every evening about 5 pm... as long as I was holding him standing up he was fine... the minute I sat down he'd start crying. never figured that one out except that his position was perfectly upright when I was up as well. He stopped at about 4 months when I stopped breast feeding. I believe he wasn't getting enough from me. I had tried changing my diet so many different ways to see if that made a difference, but it was more the fact that he needed/wanted more, not different. Changed brands/kinds of milk until he was so totally happy. He's seventeen now, so my memories a little foggy on the details, but I believe he liked the soy the best. hope this helps and it doesn't last forever, three to four months they start changing...

Amanda - posted on 08/13/2009

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i breastfed my first daughter who was colic. they say breastfead babies dont get colic thats a total load! gas drops and my favorite kids songs cd helped me through! we would sway and sing all night long. untill she fell asleep! it lasted untill she was about four to six months old.just hang in there and find something that sooths both of u!

Marcella - posted on 08/13/2009

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It lasted 3 months with my oldest. I was nursing her and on the advice of my aunt, went on a very bland diet and completely cut out citrus, tomato, caffeine, and it worked. It was pretty amazing. Anyway, hang in there, it doesn't last forever!

Lisa - posted on 08/13/2009

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My middle child was that way. (still is from time to time) We had a bouncy seat that vibrated and flashed. It was a kick & play or we would put him, on the washer and put it on spin cyle and that would help from time to time. Good Luck.

Rachel - posted on 08/13/2009

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Hi i've had 3 babies with colic and reflux, once they were medicated they were fine, they all seem to grow out of it at about 10 months, i seen i paediatrician in Auckland he cost a bit but it was worth it, to have my babies normal, not the crying all the time. being fussing was reflux with my kids, they had silent reflux. good luck if you are in auckland i'm happy to pass on doctors details so you can get some help.

Michelle - posted on 08/13/2009

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I don't know if your baby has colic. My son had colic and used to be in terrible pain, it usually followed after every feed and he would pull his legs upward quite stiffly. His upper lip would sometimes be quite blue and he would scream with pain. It is trapped wind, the only was to ease it was help to release the wind. I used to massage the stomach and back when he was in pain. I don't think swaddling would really help for colic, but it can sooth crying babies. I used colic drops with his feeds and it eventually eased when I started him on baby rice, you can get special teats for bottles (if you bottle feed) which reduce the amount of air the baby takes in when feeding. It does seem to go on forever but they do grow out of it. Mine stopped at about six months.

Katie - posted on 08/13/2009

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I feel your pain! My 5 week old son started getting colic at 2 weeks old. I was starting to go crazy because I have two other little ones (2 1/2, 18 mos.) At first I thought it was due tome eating greasy foods, not something I do often, but he was miserable afterwards. But cutting grease out didn't help much (but it did help). Just this week I started a dairy free diet and it's like I have a whole new baby. He is now so peaceful and content and only cries when he's hungry or needs help falling asleep. It's hard because I love cheese, ice cream, and chocolate (who doesn't!) but it's worth it. It's not a guarantee fix, if dairy doesn't work try cutting out wheat, and then if that doesn't work you're just going to have to wait out the storm. Don't worry,it will stop soon, enjoy the peaceful moments you have with her!

Carmelita - posted on 08/13/2009

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Quoting Julie-ann:

When does the colic crying stop?

ok so my Ruth is 2 1/2 months (my first child) she sometimes goes days being beautiful then days of just constant fussiness and crying ,sometimes i can see it coming depending on how her morning starts but other times it starts in the pm lasting into the night or just all day long.
somebody please tell me this doesnt last forever, lol :)


Hi Julie ann



i'm camy..and i have towo boys..when they were little we had guest over and my younger one jus wuoldnt stop crying..this lady gave me a miracle cure..we have something called 'astefotida''..(hope i spelled it right..anyway..its a powder used in cooking..  so , u take a teaspoon of that, mix some water and heat it  just a little bit...let it cool down a bit( test it , so that its not to hot for the baby) and rub this paste on the baby's tummy, around the belly button...



works like a charm..baby' is fine in less than 3 mins....u can wipe it off...no fuss at all..i did this all the time after they cried and i've been sharin this with my friends who've had babies..



and no ,this does not last forever..



take care...

Mrunmayee - posted on 08/13/2009

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Ah, those first 3 months (sigh) It just seems like the crying will never stop, doesn't it? But it does... so hang in there! With my son, he would cry every evening for 3-4 hours & nothing we did could stop it. He would be red in the face & bawling his little eyes out. The main thing to do is keep your cool & not get irritable or upset. I know it sounds hard, but trust me, that's all you can do right now. The colic disappears literally overnight, and your baby is suddenly transformed into a happy smiling little angel! I hope it happens soon for you!

Paolla - posted on 08/13/2009

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This is tough. I understand this too well. What I have done with my kids and my family has done for 50+ years is Chamomile tea. This works the best. Better than milocon drops. Make a 2-4 ounce bottle of Chamo. Put the water in a seperate coffee cup for about a 1 min and a half. Add the tea bag. Then pour it into your bottle add a little sugar. If the bottle feels warm to you by the touch add a couple of cubes. The babies love the taste and it very soothing to their tummies. The tea is good for 1/2 day. Babies will drink this even at room temp. Warm is better. Also don't forget to pump their little legs to get the gas out. And for Mom's who breast feed, we must watch what we eat like...sauces, condiments, etc. My kids are now 11 and 7 years old. They don't ask for stomach medicine they ask for tea. I get a lot of useful information from "Prescription to natural healing" By Bach or Balch phd. you can get this is at all Vitamin shops. Every mom must have this book. Hope this helps. Email me and let me know how this is going or if you have any questions. I don't go on Facebook regularly. You can email me at jordanfam4@q.com Hang in there. Blessings to you. Paolla Jordan

Hereidy - posted on 08/13/2009

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my daughter was a colic baby too. I gave her some Koral syrup and minarel oil in about 4 oz of star of aniz tea. she got so much better after that . THat was heaven sent. you sould try it. I have told many people and it does work.

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My daughter cries like that too, come to find out she had acid reflux, got some medicine and then wow the crying stopped!

Dana - posted on 08/13/2009

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Hi, I specialize in infant massage. I would highly recommend this therapy not only for colic relief, but also for fun and bonding. Infant massage proved to be very good in treating infantile colic. Also if you can get some fennel tea, some health food shops or even some polish shops are selling either granulated or sashes infant fennel tea. It is non-allergenic and absolutely harmless herb with great results in releasing wind and improving babies stools. Regards Dana Joyce (dana.joyce@hotmail.com)

Tana - posted on 08/13/2009

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My first baby had colic too. I know it's tough, but she will outgrow it. If you're nursing try to limit the amount of dairy you eat for a few days and see if that helps. I did that with my second baby and it helped! Sometimes little babies can be sensitive to too much dairy in the mom's diet. Weird I know. I believe it stopped at around 3 months, so you're almost there!

Sandra - posted on 08/13/2009

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Have you tried the swaddle blanket? My first daughter had colic every night. You knew it was coming. With the others I used the boucy seat and kept it going with my foot. Pretty fast at first then slower. The swaddle blanket was a God-send with my son. You may think she doesnt like this but if you stick with it, you will see them calm down as you put them in. Try watching the video."Happiest Baby on the Block" he has great tips. Hope this helps.Sandy

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Ah, just reading this is making me flashback to when my son was born! Good news: it doesn't last forever! I saw a huge change in my son around 4 months. Sounds like forever away, doesn't it? Sorry! Some tips on what worked for him: the fan over the stove, my hair dryer, the vacuum cleaner, static on the radio...any loud white noise just chilled him right out. Weird, right? It works, I swear! Good luck, and remember...it gets better!

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