Colic used to be diagnosed many ways including “purple crying” – when babies cried for more than three hours a day for three days a week for three weeks.

Don’t wait that long! Colic can be characterized by a combination of some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Clenched fists, drawing hands towards the chest, red in the face
  • Arching the back and stiffening through the midsection.
  • Crying and not settling by usual means such as feeding, cuddling
  • Gassy and bloated and farting a lot
  • Grunting, wriggling and squirming including during sleep
  • Random screaming as if in pain