As any parent can attest, a colicky baby is an unhappy baby.
"Colic is a term we give to babies that are fussy and we usually don't know why," pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears say. "It can be a nightmare, your baby just cries and cries."
"Remember, you're not doing anything wrong," ER physician Dr. Travis Stork adds. "Babies are colicky because babies are colicky."
Colic usually peaks at about two months of age and often goes away on its own; however, it is recommended you speak to your pediatrician to ensure your baby's fussy tendencies aren't caused by underlying medical problems such as reflux, infections or food tolerance. Once you've deducted any medical conditions, you can try soothing your baby in a number of ways.
• More tips to soothe a fussy baby