Signs and Symptoms for Colic and Wind

Babies normally cry when they're wet, hungry, frightened, or tired, but a baby with colic cries excessively, often at the same time of day (usually in the late afternoon or evening). Fussing and crying are normal for infants, and a fussy baby doesn't necessarily have colic. It's perfectly natural for you to worry about your baby's crying. It might help to know that most colicky babies cry less by 3-5 months of age. This is a phase that will soon pass.

In an otherwise healthy, well-fed baby, signs of colic include:

  • Your baby cries for more than three hours a day most days but is otherwise healthy.
  • Your baby kicks a lot, pulls his or her legs up close, and makes tight fists.
  • Your baby's tummy seems bloated and he or she burps and passes gas often.
  • The cry sounds like your baby is in great pain. Not be soothed, even when you feed or rock your baby.