Chapter Five- Is it Colic?
You're home...you're on your own.... baby is screaming... what do you do??!!!!
First things first. YOU RELAX!! Now I know that sounds impossible, but it isn't, truly it isn't. The baby is not going to get sick from crying, it is fixable and it will be okay! Realize that your tension and stress communicates to the baby. The tenser you get the harder the baby will cry!
Second: Try to find the source of the problem. Maybe baby is hungry, needs a diaper change, is tired, has a tummy ache, or is feeling insecure. Let's see if we can't fix these!
If you fed the baby within the last hour, chances are that hunger is not the problem. Don't try to feed him/her again at this point.
Some babies REALLY do not like a wet or messy diaper, some don't seem to care at all. If you are new to parenting you might not understand just how often and how fast these little munchkins can dirty a diaper.
"But I just changed him/her!!!" Yup, that's right you just did... but baby just did it again!