There are 3 basic rules to look for to identify a colic baby: cries at least 3 hours a day, crying occurs at least 3 times a week and it continues for at least 3 weeks in a row. Colic crying is usually defined to be more intense, louder, and higher-pitched than regular crying; sometimes it may even sound like screaming. The crying generally happens around the same time every day. The symptoms start to occur around 2 or 3 weeks of age, peaking around week 6, then usually begin to settle down around 10th to 12th weeks.
A pacifier is normally offered when a baby’s need to suck surpasses that provided by nursing and bottle feeding; in those cases, a pacifier is used to satisfy their need. There are pros and cons to pacifier use but ultimately is it your choice as the parent to make. If you are considering pacifier use here are guidelines you should follow, to know when to and not to initiate a dummy to your baby.Continue reading