Colic and crying - self-care

Infantile colic - self-care; Fussy baby - colic - self-care

If your baby cries for longer than 3 hours a day, your baby might have colic. Colic is not caused by another medical problem. Many babies go through a fussy period. Some cry more than others.

If you have a baby with colic, you are not alone. 1 in 5 babies cry enough that people call them colicky. Colic usually starts when babies are about 3 weeks old. It gets worse when they are between 4 and 6 weeks old. Most of the time, colicky babies get better after they are 6 weeks old, and are completely fine by the time they are 12 weeks old.

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Symptoms

Possible Causes of Colic

Seeing Your Baby's Health Care Provider

Avoiding Your Baby's Triggers

Comforting Your Baby

Colic Always Goes Away

When to Call Your Baby's Health Care Provider