Crying is normal for babies, as it is the only way they have to express their needs. Yet roughly 15 to 25 percent of infants cry excessively with no apparent cause. Colic is generally diagnosed by the “rule of threes”: crying bouts start at around 3 weeks of age and last for 3 or more hours per day, 3 or more days per week, for more than 3 weeks in a row. Though it is little consolation to tired and frustrated parents, colic usually subsides by 3 or 4 months of age. Here is what you need to know about this common condition.
Any parent who has experienced the turmoil of a baby with colic knows true despair and frustration. You want to help them, but nothing seems to work. They scream and cry, and you sob because nothing seems to help. No one sleeps, and you just try to make it through the agony together as best you can. If you were lucky enough to never have to witness this situation, you most likely have someone close to you who has suffered many sleepless nights because of this problem. Luckily there are many natural remedies that can be very helpful in relieving your colicky baby. One major natural colic remedy and ingredient in Dr. Simon’s remedy is fennel tea.