Babycare Health and Wellness

Baby Cry a lot specially in late evening

Manoj Sardana
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Updated on Jun 06, 2013

Hi Guys,   My baby is just 3. 5 months old now. Now a days he cries a lot specially just after dinner time. Here in my home town, its summer and temprature outside goes till 45 C. Initially we thought it might be due to hot weather but we notice, he cries even when under cooler. Also their is no symptom of heat like rashes or pimples on his body. Now we are guessing that it might be due to less sleep (because of discomforting weather). We are still struggling to manage him. We just try a lot of hit and trial methods, like putting him under cooler, in cradle, talk to him, play with him etc etc. But we still not able to find the right reason for his discomfort. He is still on mother feed and we are not giving anything else. Some people has suggested to start giving him water a couple of times in a day, but we are worried as doctor told not to give anything except mother feed till 6 months   Please help and suggest me what to do ?   Thanks Manoj

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Sonia

| Jun 11, 2013

Tips for mother, important as you feed, drink close to 3 litres of water, add asafoetida in your curries as you should not be gastic, stay calm and happy when you feed. Now for the baby: for the next 7 days, every morning and night give 1 ml of Bonnisan (gripe water) and feed only every 3 hours for 15-30 mins, play with child

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Tina

| Jun 07, 2013

Hi,I remember my daughter going through the same when she was a baby. Along with incessant crying, she would also have a strange wheezing sound. We discovered that she was intolerant to lactose, hence she was put was on soya milk. It eased the situation and she slowly grew out of the lactose intolerance as well.

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Manoj Sardana

| Jun 07, 2013

thanks everyone. This is a lot of help. We tried some of these things yesterday and he seems to be having some soothing effect. Thanks a lot again.

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Rebecca

| Jun 06, 2013

Colicaid works for some babies and some it doesn't. U could try neopeptine which contains digestive enzymes. If he is having a growth spurt it could also make him cry because he needs more milk at that point. If he has gas move his legs cyclically which will help him pass gas. Also don't forget to burp him properly cos if u don't it could also be a possible cause for colic. All the best

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Neetu Ralhan

| Jun 06, 2013

Hi again, as Anurima said, this will pass. In the meanwhile you could try these to help your baby feel better - hold and rock him gently, hold him upright to allow any gas to pass, ask his mother to avoid too much coffee, tea,spicy or gas causing foods for a few days and see if there is a difference. If nothing helps, it will be good to see your doctor as usually colic is said to subside by 4-5 months.

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Anurima

| Jun 06, 2013

Dear Manoj. I would agree with Shanaya and Neetu on this. Your baby seem to be colicky and things may remain this way for sometime. I remember my daughter being colic from 4 weeks to about 4 months and she used to cry uncontrollably around 11 pm. My husband and I used to stay up until she would settle down! 6 weeks is considered the peak time for colic and most babies are done with it by 5 months. There are no known negative effects to a baby who is colicky. On the other hand, it is very very common. So hang in there an until then, do try to do as Shanaya and Neetu has suggested.

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Manoj Sardana

| Jun 06, 2013

Thanks Shanaya and Neetu, Thanks for your feedback. Does Colic is normal in kids ? does it pose any risk to baby's health and growth ? and how long it remains ?

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Neetu Ralhan

| Jun 06, 2013

Hi Manoj, my pediatrician had advised to give colicaid drops to my baby when he had the same issue. I was also advised to eliminate certain foods from my diet - such as soft drinks, coffee, tea, junk food etc. I suggest you speak with your baby's doc once. They will rule out any illness or allergy and may also prescribe colic drops or changes in baby's diet. If you read about it, you will find that colic is common in babies this old.

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Shanaya

| Jun 06, 2013

Dear Manoj, from what you have shared, your baby may be suffering from Colic. Colic is a condition in which a baby cries incessantly, often seen in the evening hours, and there seems no obvious reason for it. My own baby had it few times. There may be several causes of colic - stomach gas, intestinal gas, tiredness and sometimes there is no cause at all. Lactose intolerance (allergy to milk) and mother's diet affecting the quality of breast milk are some other causes.

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