Babies cry — that's just part of their deal. But if you baby's fussiness isn't remedied in a reasonable amount of time, it could be a sign that your little one has colic. Although this is a common condition in babies, many new parents aren't sure how to soothe a colicky baby. But with a little patience and a few tricks up your sleeve, you can start to tackle colic like a pro and help your sweet angel dry up all those tears. (And let's face it, if your baby has been colicky, you probably have some tears of your own that need drying too.)
According to the website for Kids Health, up to 40 percent of all infants have colic. This means if you're little one won't stop crying, you're not alone. The typical time frame for a baby to develop colic is between three and six weeks after they are born. But how long it lasts depends on your child. On average, colic makes an exit around your baby's three or four month birthday. If you do the math, you can see how this condition may be around longer than you like, so use these 11 ideas for soothing your colicky baby to help you make game plan for dealing with all those tears.