Colic and calming the fussy baby
Babies cry an awful lot!!! Here’s some help.
This technique was developed by Dr. Harvey Karp MD
The four S’s
Swaddling Wrapping baby snuggly in a blanket so that their hands are held firmly at their sides. This mimics the snug feeling they had in the womb
Side Turning your swaddled baby on to their sides, almost facing down
Sshing Saying a sshing sound into baby’s ear. Remember that baby is accustomed to loud sounds when in mummy’s tummy.
Shaking Gently shaking baby
These 4 S’s, when used together have been successful in Calming fussy babies. Ask to see the DVD The Happiest Baby on the Block available in our Library.
For a video on swaddling baby, click on this link – swaddling
To read more about babies crying under 3 months old and what can be done, click here
To see our own Frontier TV post with Dr Thomas about colic, click here