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21 Things That Will Only Make Sense If You Have A Colicky Baby

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1. Hooray! You have a new baby. A snuggly bundle of squidgy, adorable joy. By day.

BY DAY.
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BY DAY.

2. But as soon as the sun sets, it begins.

3. The crying. Dear god, the crying.

Why won't it stop? Why is it so shrill? How can something so tiny and delicate make a noise like a road drill for hours on end?
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Why won't it stop? Why is it so shrill? How can something so tiny and delicate make a noise like a road drill for hours on end?

4. Is it caused by trapped wind? By a food intolerance? By the misalignment of the planets? Science doesn't even know.

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5. All you know is that someone took away your lovely baby and replaced him with this guy.

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6. You just fed and changed him, so he can't be hungry or wet, right?

7. It's not too hot. It's not too cold. But your baby is still crying.

Not to mention your heart is breaking.
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Not to mention your heart is breaking.

8. By morning you're both in a teary, sleepless, emotional heap on the sofa.

If you're lucky, you might lose consciousness for a second.
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If you're lucky, you might lose consciousness for a second.

9. Bleary with tiredness, you Google 'symptoms of colic' and get confusing results.

10. It takes you way too long to figure out that colic is common in horses, too.

Cut yourself some slack: You've only slept for six hours this whole week.
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Cut yourself some slack: You've only slept for six hours this whole week.

11. Luckily, everybody has an unsolicited opinion on how to handle colic.

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Your parents say it doesn't exist. Your friends say you should quit dairy. Your sister thinks you should take your baby to the chiropractor.

12. You buy a bunch of colic medicines, and they help...a bit.

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13. You try some baby massage, and that helps... a bit.

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14. You start wearing your baby, and that helps a bit, too.

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15. You become a gas-management master.

You pick up a bunch of little colic hacks, like feeding your baby upright and burping him in the middle of a feed to reduce trapped wind.
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You pick up a bunch of little colic hacks, like feeding your baby upright and burping him in the middle of a feed to reduce trapped wind.

16. You marvel at the inexplicable calming magic of white noise.

17. But you still occasionally see this face at 4am.

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18. By now, though, you're a little more immune to the noise of the crying.

In fact, you've developed a shorthand based on the intensity of the crying. "How was the baby last night?" "Oh, not the worst. He only reached level 4."
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In fact, you've developed a shorthand based on the intensity of the crying. "How was the baby last night?" "Oh, not the worst. He only reached level 4."

19. (And also you have a little colic medicine of your own.)

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20. Don't worry. At some point the clouds will part, the colic will stop, and you'll get your bundle of squidgy joy back again.

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Cheeks and all.

21. You'll have been there, done that, and got the T-shirt.

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