Get baby colic relief with the Amby Air Baby Hammock
What is Colic in Babies?
Colic in babies is a common, yet a poorly understood condition that affects as many as one in five babies and is characterised by excessive and repeated periods of crying or fussing in babies who are otherwise healthy and thriving.
Common symptoms of Colic in babies usually begin within the first few weeks of life and, in some babies, can last for up to six months.
The intense crying often occurs in the late afternoon or evening and usually lasts for several hours. Your baby's face can become flushed, and he/she may clench their fists, draw their knees up to their tummy, or arch their back.
Babies with colic may appear to be in distress. However, the crying outbursts are not harmful and your baby will continue to feed and gain weight normally.
There is also no clear evidence that colic has any long-term effects on a baby's health nor why some babies experience it and others don't.
What can Parents do about Babies with Colic?
You should see your health visitor or GP if your baby cries excessively or if you are worried about his/her crying. This is so they can rule out other conditions that may be causing your baby's crying, such as eczema or reflux.
But there is no instant cure for baby colic and in the vast majority of cases, it will reduce over time.Treatment will be directed at soothing your baby and finding ways to stay relaxed or taking turns with a partner or friend to be with your baby during a colicky episode may also help.
In addition, you may find it useful to talk to other parents who have had similar experiences with babies suffering from infant colic.
Treatment will be directed at soothing your baby and finding ways to stay relaxed or taking turns with a partner or friend to be with your baby during a colicky episode may also help. In addition, you may find it useful to talk to other parents who have had similar experiences.
Alternatively, you could try:
- Carrying your baby around with you in a sling, as this can be comforting.
- Bathing your baby in a warm bath. This can help both soothe and distract her/him.
- Reducing stimulation in your baby's environment thus keeping them relaxed.
- Using the Amby Air Baby Hammock – at night and in the daytime!
The Amby Air Baby Hammock Relieves Babies that Suffer from Infant Colic
For restless, colicky babies who struggle to sleep, the Amby Air Baby Hammock can give you and your baby a peaceful and happy night's sleep.
This has been proven literally thousands of times.
Some babies toss and turn throughout the night when they sleep in a motionless cot but the motion of the hammock simulates the womb environment which your baby can find very comforting.
The Amby hammock hangs from a spring, so every time your baby moves or stirs in her or his sleep, the bed gently moves up and down, back and forth, and side to side.This is the same motion that the baby cherishes both
This is the same motion that the baby cherishes both while in the womb and when you carry your baby around in your arms. This natural movement can give your baby a more restful night's sleep.
The slightly upright sleep position of the Amby also minimises acid reflux that can frequently wake your baby when sleeping flat. And with the hammock and frame conveniently next to your bed for easy access to your baby during the night, you can bring your baby close to you for night time feedings when needed, without necessarily having to get out of bed.
In the daytime, our hammock helps babies nap for longer, helping the "short-napper" get a long sleep that both you and your baby need!
The gentle bouncing and swinging of the Amby spring will move your baby in both horizontal and vertical directions, naturally mimicking "the colic dance" movements that your baby wants and needs.
For more information on how to prevent colic in babies and how to minimise the impact on them, you can click the following links:
- The NHS http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Colic/Pages/Introduction.aspx
- The NCT http://www.nct.org.uk/parenting/coping-colic.