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Coping with Colic

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Babies cry. They cry when they're hungry, or tired; they cry when they need a diaper change or they're a little uncomfortable; sometimes they seem to cry for no reason at all. For the 20 percent of parents who have a baby with colic, crying can seem like the soundtrack to their lives. A colicky baby can cry for up to three hours straight without stopping, and it sometimes feels as if there's nothing that will soothe them. Are you struggling with a colicky infant? Don't despair. Most babies outgrow their colicky phase after a few weeks and are completely over it by the time they're a few months old. In the meantime, try these coping strategies to help get you through the worst of it.