Infant Colic Awareness Month – Competition

Did you know that September 26th is officially the most popular birthday in the UK? The number of babies born on this single day range from 1,800 to 2,000! That is a lot of babies.

With all these births, comes some very joyful moments; however, 1 in 3 British mums admit to being unaware of Infant Colic. Infant Colic is a common medical condition which affects 1 in 5 newborn babies and can cause parents and babies a lot of distress and discomfort.

On average, new parents are getting around 4 hours of sleep a night and we will do ANYTHING to get our beautiful bundles back to sleep. Babies who suffer from Infant Colic may cry excessively, and parents around the UK have admitted to various different methods to sooth their baby. Lullabies, white noise machines as well as other modern technology are being used on a daily basis. One of my friends even used the vacuum, as it was the only noise that would baby to sleep.

Survey

Infacol carried out a survey of 500 parents and revealed a new app that supposedly helps you to decipher your baby’s cry using acoustics of cries from thousands of babies. Of the 500 surveyed, 1 in 3 parents said they would be willing to try the app for themselves.

The survey from Infacol also highlighted some of the more widely used methods of soothing baby; 95% of parents have sung or hummed; 88% have taken their baby for a drive; and 67% have turned on the T.V or radio. What do you find helps sooth your baby?

Cry-sis (the only parenting charity dedicated to supporting parents through excessive infant crying) and Infacol have launched Infant Colic Awareness Month in September to help educate and support parents. To celebrate this launch, we are offering you the chance to WIN a White Company Sleeping Bag for 0-6 months.

For more information on infant colic, you can visit Infacol’s website and you can get advice and even one-on-one phone support from the Cry-Sis Charity.

For your chance to win this amazing giveaway, please enter below.

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Comments

  1. Tracy Nixon says:

    Swaddling always worked for me! I wish someone would swaddle me when I am upset!

  2. Lots of cuddling, physical contact and reassurance to comfort them. Swaying and singing too.

  3. Ashleigh Allan says:

    Lots of cuddles

  4. Katie Skeoch says:

    Rocking & cuddling, a white noise toy also help calm them too

  5. Margaret Gallagher says:

    Cuddles and soothing rubs – mum swore by wrapping us tight in a banket

  6. Becky John says:

    A warm bath, may sound odd, but both of mine would always be soothed once in the baby bath.

  7. Rich Tyler says:

    Lotsa cuddles

  8. Jean Cassell says:

    Walking , walking and more walking with the pram

  9. jamie piper says:

    cuddles and back rubs

  10. Christine Lockley says:

    Lots of cuddles whilst walking and swaying (me not the baby, lol)

  11. white noise and baby wearing seem to help my little boy

  12. leanne weir says:

    Cuddles and infacol

  13. Kim Neville says:

    Walking around and cuddles in different positions

  14. Cuddles and milk : )

  15. Rocking them and walking around with them x

  16. Catherine Gregory says:

    Infacol in every bottle, feeding upright and lots of cuddles and soothing talk

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