Your baby is fed and changed, but still cannot stop crying. You are wondering what is wrong and the one thing you can think of is that the baby is having colic. If this is the case, keep in mind that colic is common for babies, but can be prevented with simple changes in your attitude.
The first thing you should check is if the baby needs to be fed, if the baby is thirsty or if there is something else that causes discomfort. This can be something minor like the clothes being too tight or an eyelash that is in the eye. See that the baby has no apparent reason for crying. Then check if the baby has any signs of illness. Fever, sweat or signs of nervousness might mean that the baby has a cold. If everything seems fin, the baby might have a colic hit. In this case, you should hold the baby in your arms and try to relax her. Reduce anything irritating in the room like bright lights or loud noises. If the baby is scared of something or dislikes company, move to a room that you can be alone and calm the baby down. Make sure the baby understands your presence through cuddling and hearing your voice.
Colic has a way to appear and a pattern that could become evident to you if you notice things. If you breast feed the baby, avoid food that can be irritating as onions, spices, strawberries and grapes. There are also other foods that can be irritating so ask for a list from your doctor. Check if the baby has a minor allergy to milk.
The one thing you can do to relax your baby is to hold the baby in your arms and talk in a soft voice. It might be difficult for you to understand how much babies need their parents, but you should always remember this. There are also studies that show that babies that are being held a lot during the day don't have colic hits. So make sure your baby sees you and hears your voice. Talk or sign a soft song to the baby. Hold the baby in your arms until the colic stops.
If you see that your baby has a lot of colic attacks, you should make some lifestyle changes. If you are a nervous person, the baby might get affected. Always keep in mind that the baby cannot get used to the new environment so quickly and gets stressed. Relax and make your environment safe and calm.
If your baby has colic, making simple lifestyle changes can help you cope with this situation. Spend time with the baby and avoid letting other people taking care of the baby. Babies that have colic suffer from lack of contact to their parents. Make sure the baby sees you and hears your voice. Hold the baby any time you can. Colic will be reduced if you keep your environment calm and relaxed.