Colic Awareness With Infacol And A Giveaway

Thousands of Mums-to-be are anxiously anticipating the birth of their baby, and 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 is a common problem that affects up to 1 in 5 babies, and 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


And 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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82 Comments

  1. 13/11/2017 / 7:14 pm

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

    • admin
      Author
      13/11/2017 / 7:38 pm

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

  2. iain maciver
    13/11/2017 / 10:19 pm

    no but my niece has

  3. Solange
    13/11/2017 / 10:48 pm

    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
      Author
      14/11/2017 / 10:11 am

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

  4. Louis Perera
    14/11/2017 / 6:31 am

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

    • admin
      Author
      14/11/2017 / 10:08 am

      I have heard a few people say the same x

  5. Sue McCarthy
    14/11/2017 / 7:50 am

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

    • admin
      Author
      14/11/2017 / 10:07 am

      What a lovely idea x

  6. 14/11/2017 / 8:33 am

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

    • admin
      Author
      14/11/2017 / 10:07 am

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

  7. Kirsty Ward
    14/11/2017 / 11:09 am

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

    • admin
      Author
      14/11/2017 / 11:42 am

      Oh bless her, it is horrible when they suffer x

  8. Clara B
    14/11/2017 / 11:15 am

    I luckily haven’t

  9. Helen Stratton
    14/11/2017 / 3:46 pm

    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
      Author
      14/11/2017 / 4:02 pm

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

  10. Lydia Barton
    14/11/2017 / 3:53 pm

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

    • admin
      Author
      14/11/2017 / 4:01 pm

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

  11. 14/11/2017 / 6:00 pm

    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
      Author
      14/11/2017 / 6:04 pm

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

  12. Laura Walker
    15/11/2017 / 3:39 am

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

    • admin
      Author
      15/11/2017 / 10:30 am

      Reflux is horrible for them 🙁 x

  13. Sally Collingwood
    15/11/2017 / 12:32 pm

    Yes it was awful, lots of cuddles!

    • admin
      Author
      15/11/2017 / 12:45 pm

      Totally agree with lots of cuddles x

  14. Charlotte Bell
    15/11/2017 / 12:44 pm

    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
      Author
      15/11/2017 / 12:45 pm

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

  15. laura banks
    15/11/2017 / 6:42 pm

    i was lucky but my friends son did

  16. stuart hargreaves
    17/11/2017 / 2:47 pm

    fortunately we haven’t

  17. Tracy Nixon
    17/11/2017 / 2:55 pm

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

  18. Becky Yeomans
    17/11/2017 / 4:14 pm

    No, thankfully!

  19. Rosalind Sargent
    17/11/2017 / 4:39 pm

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

    • admin
      Author
      17/11/2017 / 8:10 pm

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

  20. Kerry Kilmister
    17/11/2017 / 4:52 pm

    I always found that Infacol helped my 3 so much.

  21. Kim Neville
    17/11/2017 / 6:23 pm

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

  22. Kathryn Hill
    17/11/2017 / 9:19 pm

    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.

  23. kelly L
    17/11/2017 / 10:32 pm

    No, I havent luckily!

  24. Ashleigh Allan
    17/11/2017 / 10:47 pm

    I’m luckily my kids didn’t have colic

  25. Chrissy Harris
    18/11/2017 / 7:40 am

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

  26. gemma blake
    18/11/2017 / 4:35 pm

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

  27. lyn burgess
    18/11/2017 / 8:38 pm

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

  28. Tina Hewitt
    19/11/2017 / 6:41 pm

    Thankfully we have been colic free

  29. 19/11/2017 / 7:56 pm

    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

  30. Rebecca Cusick
    20/11/2017 / 8:05 am

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

  31. kiya johnson
    20/11/2017 / 10:41 am

    Infacol is the best thing to use!

  32. leanne weir
    20/11/2017 / 6:56 pm

    Yes – thankfully infacol worked a treat

  33. Ren Taylor
    20/11/2017 / 7:57 pm

    Ive been lucky and neither of mine had colic …

  34. 20/11/2017 / 10:26 pm

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

  35. June Lord
    21/11/2017 / 8:00 pm

    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.

  36. Margaret Gallagher
    22/11/2017 / 11:55 pm

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

  37. Sophie Marie Cartwright
    25/11/2017 / 10:27 pm

    I would recommend Infacol – Its a godsend!

  38. Hannah Rowley
    26/11/2017 / 7:02 pm

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

  39. Chloe Busby
    27/11/2017 / 11:33 am

    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

  40. LARA Latchem
    29/11/2017 / 6:37 pm

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

  41. ADEINNE TONNER
    03/12/2017 / 4:51 pm

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

  42. DAWN HULL
    03/12/2017 / 5:23 pm

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

  43. Kelly B
    03/12/2017 / 10:12 pm

    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.

  44. 04/12/2017 / 11:14 pm

    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

  45. Rich Tyler
    05/12/2017 / 12:36 am

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

  46. Yolanda Davis
    07/12/2017 / 3:33 pm

    my son had it and Infacol really helped.

  47. Ursula Hunt
    10/12/2017 / 11:54 am

    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

  48. amanda walsh
    10/12/2017 / 1:59 pm

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

  49. Lisa Wilkinson
    11/12/2017 / 10:25 am

    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.

  50. EJ Dunn
    11/12/2017 / 4:09 pm

    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.

  51. Julie
    11/12/2017 / 6:51 pm

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

  52. JULIE WARD
    11/12/2017 / 10:15 pm

    My sons never had it and neither have their own children

  53. Tracey Anderson
    12/12/2017 / 6:26 am

    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.

  54. Stevie
    12/12/2017 / 9:38 am

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

  55. paula cheadle
    12/12/2017 / 11:56 am

    I have been lucky, my kids have never had colic

  56. Carol Boffey
    12/12/2017 / 12:29 pm

    no i havent luckly

  57. Michelle Sykes
    12/12/2017 / 2:10 pm

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

  58. Laura Barratt
    12/12/2017 / 2:14 pm

    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.

  59. laura stewart
    12/12/2017 / 4:06 pm

    no my daughter didnt have it x

  60. Natalie Crossan
    12/12/2017 / 5:00 pm

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

  61. louise Clarke
    12/12/2017 / 5:29 pm

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

  62. paul jackson
    12/12/2017 / 5:32 pm

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

  63. Catherine Barton
    12/12/2017 / 6:53 pm

    I haven’t no…….

  64. sara owen
    12/12/2017 / 6:59 pm

    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
      Author
      12/12/2017 / 7:38 pm

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

  65. Sarah Austin
    12/12/2017 / 8:18 pm

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

    • admin
      Author
      12/12/2017 / 9:25 pm

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

  66. 12/12/2017 / 10:40 pm

    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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