Colic Awareness With Infacol And A Giveaway

Thousands of Mums-to-be are anxiously anticipating the birth of their baby. While they’re kitted out with muslin cloths and knitted booties galore. Research has found that many new mums are not prepared for one of the most common medical conditions affecting newborns. With 1 in 3 British mums admitting they were not aware of infant colic prior to the birth of their child.

Infant Colic

Infant colic is a common problem that affects up to 1 in 5 babies. Colic usually begins when the infant is just a few weeks old. Signs and symptoms include:

  • Intense crying bouts
  • Crying in the late afternoon or evening that lasts several hours
  • The baby’s face is red and flushed when they cry
  • The baby clenches their fists, draws their knees up or arches their back while crying

Colic is stressful for everyone

While infant colic is not harmful to the affected baby. The effects of sleepless nights with a colicky baby on both mum and dad can be huge. Research by Infacol has shown that more than half (56%) of British mums say a lack of sleep has affected their relationship with their partner, and a further third (38%) say it has affected their relationship with their children. Sleep deprivation is also well-known for negatively impacting on concentration and mood.



The link between infant colic and post-natal depression is not yet known, and it is clear that further research into the condition is needed.



This is why Infacol, Britain’s Number One Colic Remedy, and Cry-Sis, the only parenting charity dedicated to supporting parents through excessive infant crying, have launched the first Infant Colic Awareness Month in September 2017. Colic Awareness Month strives to educate and support parents to ensure they can experience the joys of parenthood to the full.

For more information on infant colic, you can visit www.infacol.co.uk. To get advice on excessive crying, including one-on-one phone support, visit www.cry-sis.org.uk.

For the treatment of colic. Contains Simeticone. Always read the label.

Infacol are also giving one of my lucky followers a chance to win a White Company Sleepsuit aged 0-6 months worth £32.  To enter please see below

 

 

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  • Patrick 1 year ago Reply

    No kids here but good luck to the folks who enter the giveaway!!

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    Thank you, it is such a horrible experience for both baby and parents x

  • iain maciver 1 year ago Reply

    no but my niece has

  • Solange 1 year ago Reply

    Try Infacol before each feed. Also, holding your baby over your shoulder and patting their back helps, as does lying your baby on their tummy across your legs (or across your arms) or lying your baby on their back and ‘cycling’ their legs seems to provide relief too.

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    Great tips, I used to also lay mine over my knees and rub her back in a clockwise motion x

  • Louis Perera 1 year ago Reply

    My son prefers the infacol to gripe water and it does seem to work well

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    I have heard a few people say the same x

  • Sue McCarthy 1 year ago Reply

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize for charity, to go to Romania.

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    What a lovely idea x

  • Starlight and Stories 1 year ago Reply

    What a great giveaway. We love both infacol and the White Company in our house!

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    It is a lovely giveaway I love the white company as well, and all us parents love infacol x

  • Kirsty Ward 1 year ago Reply

    My 6 week old Daughter is currently suffering, Infacol is our best friend at the moment!

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    Oh bless her, it is horrible when they suffer x

  • Clara B 1 year ago Reply

    I luckily haven’t

  • Helen Stratton 1 year ago Reply

    My eldest suffered badly from colic. To be honest, nothing really helped. She was best when she layed on your lap and had her back rubbed. Thankfully it is just a stage and you get through it.

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    That is what I found worked with my Daughter, and as you say it is a stage they go through

  • Lydia Barton 1 year ago Reply

    Looking back I wonder if my baby did have colic, I should of asked for more help and advice at that difficult time.

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    It is very hard as a new parent to know what is wrong with your baby x

  • Jade Bremner 1 year ago Reply

    My daughter had colic and it was a very stressful time for her and me. We switched milk and used some colief and luckily that seemed to work. My son was prem and had awful reflux and suspected colic and we used infacol with him x

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    It is horrible when they suffer as it makes us as a parent feel like we are doing something wrong x

  • Laura Walker 1 year ago Reply

    I have a 7 week old no Colic but we are suffering with reflux

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    Reflux is horrible for them 🙁 x

  • Sally Collingwood 1 year ago Reply

    Yes it was awful, lots of cuddles!

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    Totally agree with lots of cuddles x

  • Charlotte Bell 1 year ago Reply

    I’m actually 24 weeks pregnant with my first but have definitely gotten myself clued up on colic, some of the advice is very helpful

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    It is always good to be clued up on things, and be prepared x

  • laura banks 1 year ago Reply

    i was lucky but my friends son did

  • stuart hargreaves 1 year ago Reply

    fortunately we haven’t

  • Tracy Nixon 1 year ago Reply

    I’ve been lucky with my four! I would recommend Infacol!

  • Becky Yeomans 1 year ago Reply

    No, thankfully!

  • Rosalind Sargent 1 year ago Reply

    thank you for the giveaway my daughter is expecting my first grandchild early Next year

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    Congratulations, our first grandchild is due in about 3 weeks time x

  • Kerry Kilmister 1 year ago Reply

    I always found that Infacol helped my 3 so much.

  • Kim Neville 1 year ago Reply

    My son had colic and we used Infacol which helped. Try not to stress

  • Kathryn Hill 1 year ago Reply

    My litle one had horrible colic and reflux thanks to a temporary milk intolerance. Reassure them, cuddle them and take a deep breath. Know that they’ll get through it in the end and you will too.

  • kelly L 1 year ago Reply

    No, I havent luckily!

  • Ashleigh Allan 1 year ago Reply

    I’m luckily my kids didn’t have colic

  • Chrissy Harris 1 year ago Reply

    My little boy had terrible colic and we used infacol and it did get better over time but it’s hard at the time

  • gemma blake 1 year ago Reply

    fortunately mine only had it very mild, infacol was what we used

  • lyn burgess 1 year ago Reply

    No, I’ve been very lucky, my kids didn’t have colic

  • Tina Hewitt 1 year ago Reply

    Thankfully we have been colic free

  • RACHEL BUSTIN 1 year ago Reply

    I was lucky that my 21 month old never suffered with colic, just a touch of reflux. I’m hoping baby number 2 arriving next year is the same xx

  • Rebecca Cusick 1 year ago Reply

    Yes my little boy suffered really bad. The only bit of advice I’ve got is it does get better eventually!

  • kiya johnson 1 year ago Reply

    Infacol is the best thing to use!

  • leanne weir 1 year ago Reply

    Yes – thankfully infacol worked a treat

  • Ren Taylor 1 year ago Reply

    Ive been lucky and neither of mine had colic …

  • Cath Joyce 1 year ago Reply

    No, luckily I haven’t but friends have and they all used Infacol

  • June Lord 1 year ago Reply

    2 out of 3 of mine. We used infacol just before their milk. I don’t have any specific advice other than don’t give yourself a hard time. It’s not anything you have or haven’t done. I have twins and only one of them had it and the other didn’t and they had the same routines.

  • Sharon Lou Johnson 1 year ago Reply

    no but if i did i would use Infacol x

  • Margaret Gallagher 1 year ago Reply

    Bouts every now and then
    So hard to deal with patience it will pass but it can feel like an eternity

  • Sophie Marie Cartwright 1 year ago Reply

    I would recommend Infacol – Its a godsend!

  • Hannah Rowley 1 year ago Reply

    No i was really lucky my little girl didnt suffer but ive heard infacol is very good

  • Chloe Busby 1 year ago Reply

    My 3rd baby had comic, such a horrible time, hoping our 4th doesn’t! We will find out in January! I’m glad there’s more awareness now though xxx

  • LARA Latchem 1 year ago Reply

    My tip is try and stay calm and infacol and carrying baby in sling helped loads

  • ADEINNE TONNER 1 year ago Reply

    I personally haven’t but my tip would be to be calm as you can.

  • DAWN HULL 1 year ago Reply

    I am lucky that I have never suffered with a baby with colic. I can imagine that it would be extremely stressful though.

  • Kelly B 1 year ago Reply

    Yes! My little one suffered from it and we used infacol with every feed. I also tried to make sure to wind him after every ounce of milk to try and ease any discomfort.

  • kate 1 year ago Reply

    My second son had it and is shocked us the noise and the way you could set your clock by it. I would say rest when you can and reassure anyone going through it that it does pass even if it feels it never will

  • Rich Tyler 1 year ago Reply

    Keep calm, don’t stress, it’ll be ok

  • Yolanda Davis 1 year ago Reply

    my son had it and Infacol really helped.

  • Ursula Hunt 1 year ago Reply

    My youngest son had terrible Colic, Infacol worked a little but I think it was just patience that got me through knowing it will pass

  • amanda walsh 1 year ago Reply

    I was lucky and none of my 4 children suffered from colic, my friends little girl suffered terribly and nothing helped her

  • Lisa Wilkinson 1 year ago Reply

    Yes my little girl had the worst colic. It was so bad I’m scared to have another baby and go through it again. I don’t have huge amounts of advice as nothing worked for us and it was 5 months of hell. However there are different tips on the internet which do work for some babies so start to work through them and see. And above all remember that it does eventually pass.

  • EJ Dunn 1 year ago Reply

    I started using Infacol with my 3 week old a few days ago and it has changed our nights! She now doesn’t cry non-stop at night and she is starting to get a routine. Really impressed.

  • Julie 1 year ago Reply

    Luckily not suffered yet but have gripe water on standby just in case!

  • JULIE WARD 1 year ago Reply

    My sons never had it and neither have their own children

  • Tracey Anderson 1 year ago Reply

    My Son thankfully only had a mild case of colic and Infacol worked a treat. I’d definitely recommend keeping some on standby just in case.

  • Stevie 1 year ago Reply

    I’ve not had any experience with colic but it’s good to look out for it.

  • paula cheadle 1 year ago Reply

    I have been lucky, my kids have never had colic

  • Carol Boffey 1 year ago Reply

    no i havent luckly

  • Michelle Sykes 1 year ago Reply

    I Found Infacol helped a lot when we had a bout of colic

  • Laura Barratt 1 year ago Reply

    I think we used colief (?) and tried to keep them as upright as possible when we were doing feeds! We also tried 3 different milks until we found one where they didn’t seem to suffer with it.

  • laura stewart 1 year ago Reply

    no my daughter didnt have it x

  • Natalie Crossan 1 year ago Reply

    Yes, I advise trying lots of different things because not everything works for every baby xxx

  • louise Clarke 1 year ago Reply

    My eldest child had colic and it was awful, i never had a full night sleep in 6 months and nothing seemed to help

  • paul jackson 1 year ago Reply

    My daughter had bad colic and nothing helped. She grew out of it when she was 5 months old.

  • Catherine Barton 1 year ago Reply

    I haven’t no…….

  • sara owen 1 year ago Reply

    My baby will be 2 weeks old on friday and had it really bad the first week and someone suggested changing bottles we where using tommee tippee and changed to MAM anti colic, after two feeds with these he was like a different baby i would defintely recommend

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    Congratulations, my Granddaughter is just 2 weeks old such a special time x

  • Sarah Austin 1 year ago Reply

    I’m about to have my first baby so it is really helpful to read all the comments!

    admin 1 year ago Reply

    Congratulations, I have just become a Nanny to my gorgeous granddaughter x

  • Jenna Parrington 1 year ago Reply

    A sling!!! Carry baby around with you, they’ll settle so much better being against you. A baby can never be held too much!

    Thanks for the chance, would love to win for my baby daughter xx

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