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I’m finding it very difficult to manage my little one’s colic. What can I do to help myself?

Answered by Dawn Kelly
8th September 2015
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Looking after your little one when they have colic can be extremely exhausting and it is all too easy to forget about your own health and wellbeing. It is not uncommon for parents to feel very upset and distressed when trying to soothe colic, but it is important to remember that it will get better with time.

In the meantime, don’t forget to try and get help from the support network around you. Family and friends can provide that extra support or little bit of respite that you might need, and talking to parents of other babies with colic can be a great help in reassuring you that you are not alone. Also speak to your Health Visitor who can offer you further support and advice.

If you feel that you cannot cope with your little one’s crying, putting your child down somewhere safe and taking a few minutes to compose yourself can help. It is also important to try and sleep or rest when they sleep so that you have some time to recharge your own batteries. You may also want to check the cry-sis website http://www.cry-sis.org.uk or call 08451 228 669 for further tips and support.

 

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