I don't know what it's like to have a colicky baby. Neither of my daughters had it, and even their fussiest night or worst bout of teething pain can't compare with the hell on earth that is colic. But chances are that even if you are lucky like me, you know a mom whose baby has colic. If you do, you may be wondering how to help a mom with a colicky baby, because no mom should have to endure it alone.
Obviously, colic doesn't last forever. But those first weeks or months when a mother is trying (usually without success) to comfort her screaming baby, it can seem like it will never end. Parents have an innate connection to their children, which makes hearing them scream and not be able to help the parental equivalent of torture. Although you most likely won't be able to offer additional comfort to the baby or stop their cries, you can lend a helping hand, offer a listening ear, and be her support, regardless of whether or not you can relate.
Motherhood, especially in the early weeks, is rough. Adding colic to the equation and it becomes even more important to mothers to have needed support and friendships, even if it just means a quick cup of coffee together for a venting session. Here are a few ways to help a mom who has to endure the cries of a colicky baby.