Colic in healthy babies is a bit of a mystery: it’s usually thought to be caused by wind or gas in the bowel, but there is no proof of this. Whatever the cause, baby’s inconsolable crying, screaming, tummy clenching and hand-sucking can make even the most confident mother burst into tears and doubt her abilities.
This simple massage sequence has helped thousands of colicky babies and is easy to do. Do the routine three times, twice daily for two weeks, and by day 3, your baby’s colic should show signs of improvement.
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Even if your baby doesn’t get colic these yoga poses and exercises will help your baby’s digestion, especially when they start solids or become constipated.
Any baby whose behaviour changes (e.g. if he or she suddenly starts crying more than usual, or they seem unwell) should be checked by your doctor in case there’s a more serious health problem.
This time don’t ask baby for permission to do a massage but simply tell baby what you’re doing.
By day 3, your baby’s colic should show signs of improvement
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