february 2023

What is Colic in Babies? Signs, Causes & Treatment

This guide will tell you everything you need to know about colic in babies, including the signs to look out for, its causes and treatment.

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This guide will tell you everything you need to know about colic in babies, including:

  • What colic is
  • Colic baby symptoms
  • Causes of colic
  • How to soothe colic baby

Many parents and carers of babies will have experienced colic before or at least heard about it. By the end of this blog, you should feel more confident about recognising it and knowing how to help your baby if they are affected.

What is Colic?

Healthy babies who have grown and developed normally may have a sudden onset of distressing symptoms.

If your baby displays any or all of the symptoms outlined below, and you are assured that your baby is otherwise well, it may suggest they have developed colic.

Frequently discussed by new parents and healthcare professionals alike, colic is a familiar term – but what exactly is it?

  • Colic is a combination of symptoms: crying, fussing, and grizzling, in healthy babie