Infacol Colic Awareness Campaign + The White Company Giveaway

Back in Luke’s baby days and my days as a brand-new parent, I remember hearing lots of words that I didn’t fully understand. One word which popped up quite often was ‘colic’, or in midwife speak, ‘infantile colic’.

“What the heck is colic anyway?” I would say to Luke’s dad, who would shoot me back a blank stare and attempt to make some form of educated guess; after all, no one wants to admit that they’re not 100% sure what’s going on in their precious new baby’s life.

Infacol Colic Awareness Campaign plus The White Company Baby Sleeping Bag Giveaway at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

Stress In The First Six Months

Well, as it turns out, I was not alone when it came to not knowing much about the mysterious colic. Research conducted by Infacol and Cry-Sis shows us that infant colic actually affects 1 in 5 babies, but 1 in 3 mums admit that they don’t know what it is!

The research, entitled ‘Stress In The First Six Months’ takes into account all the stresses that new parents go through. The study mentions that even The Duchess Of Cambridge, proud mum to three children, has found the expectations of being the ‘perfect parent’ very hard to live up to – a notion that 82% of parents in the study agree with.

Excessive Crying Causes Sleep Loss

95% of parents, understandably, found having a baby to be stressful. 85% of mums and dads have also said that excessive crying in infants causes extreme stress. One of the reasons for these high stress levels is that, with excessive crying, comes extreme sleep deprivation. It’s recommend that adults get 8 hours of sleep a night, however research has found that parents with babies under the age of 6 months usually only get between 1 to 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep per night. That can put a huge strain on anyone’s day to day life. If you factor in other children and work, and you’ve got yourself a stressful old situation.

Infantile Colic

One of the contributing factors to the lack of sleep in new parents can be attributed to prolonged episodes of crying caused by Infantile Colic. It’s no surprise that the research found this to be stressful for 85% of new parents! Colic is actually a really common problem that affects 1 in 5 babies and usually starts when your baby is just a few weeks old.

Signs and Symptoms Of Colic

If you think your baby might have colic, here are some signs to look out for that will help you identify whether or not your baby may need to try Infacol – Britian’s number one colic remedy. It’s important to remember that if your baby does have colic, it’s not your fault! It doesn’t mean that you’re doing anything wrong or that your baby is unwell. Rest assured your little one will get better eventually. It may be worth finding someone close to you who can help support you through this stage of your baby’s life.

Infacol also has a handy questionnaire on their website which you can fill in to help you identify whether or not you have a colicy baby.

Infacol Colic Awareness Campaign

Cry-Sis – the only parenting charity dedicated to supporting parents through excessive infant crying and Infacol – Britiain’s number one colic remedy have launched the first ever Infant Colic Awareness Campaign. The campaign is designed to educate and support parents through these stressful times and ensure that they don’t get bogged down by the negative stuff. The aim is to help mums and dads enjoy the highs and the joys of parenthood to the full.

The White Company Kimbo Seersucker Sleeping Bag Giveaway

As well as the launch of the amazing campaign, Infacol have teamed up with The White Company to bring you this sweet giveaway perfect for children up to 6 months old. Up for grabs is the beautiful Kimbo Seersucker Sleeping Bag 0.5 togs for 0-6 month olds – worth £28.00. This prize compliments the Infacol Colic Awareness Campaign so well, so I hope you enjoy it.

Infacol and Cry-Sis have started the Infacol Colic Awareness Campaign to help educate parents about colic. They've teamed up with The White Company for this great sleepingbag giveaway at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

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Infacol Colic Awareness Campaign plus The White Company Baby Sleeping Bag Giveaway at https://lukeosaurusandme.co.uk

32 Comments

  1. Katie Skeoch
    June 10, 2018 / 11:02 am

    Take any help offered, don’t be proud. And don’t let people force you into doing things when you’ve been up all night, it used to drive me mad. Learn to say no

  2. June 10, 2018 / 1:41 pm

    This is a really great post, it’s so informative and it’s taught me so much. I can imagine it’s so helpful for those that really need some more information on the subject

  3. June 10, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    We were stressed when my first daughter was born. She had colic and it really was a nightmare. We didn’t know what was going on until we went to the doctor. I think it’s important to make parents aware before they have their baby as it’s not so scary when you know what to try to do to help.

  4. Helen
    June 10, 2018 / 5:30 pm

    I really do feel for parents who’s baby has colic, as the lack of sleep and seeing your baby in pain must be so hard! We were lucky that both our daughters didn’t suffer from it, but it’s interesting to learn more about it, thank you 🙂

  5. June 10, 2018 / 7:22 pm

    such a great campaign. I remember as a new mum not having a clue about colic, so good to talk about what it is 🙂

  6. Kim Styles
    June 12, 2018 / 9:51 am

    enjoy and sleep when they do – dont worry about anyone else – dont see any one until you feel ready to and forget the housework until you are ready to do it!

  7. Tracy K Nixon
    June 12, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    Make up loads of meals and freeze them before baby arrives so you have just get them out of the freezer, defrost and cook when you don’t have time to. Forget about housework for the first few months too as you need to rest when baby sleeps. If family come round and offer help – hand them the polish and duster!

  8. Solange
    June 12, 2018 / 7:01 pm

    Sleep when the baby sleeps and accept all offers of help.

  9. Karen Barrett
    June 12, 2018 / 7:32 pm

    Remember, the baby hasn’t read the book 🙂

  10. June 12, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Infacol was a godsend when my kids were babies. Lovely giveaway

  11. iain maciver
    June 12, 2018 / 9:09 pm

    enjoy every minute of it

  12. Sadiyya Maryam
    June 12, 2018 / 11:23 pm

    Never compare your baby to other babies. Or think other mums cope better or are doing a better job. Each baby and journey is unique. Ask for help and rest if you need it.

  13. Sue McCarthy
    June 13, 2018 / 5:53 am

    I don’t have any children but would love to win this prize to donate to charity, to go to Romania.

  14. Ruth Harwood
    June 13, 2018 / 11:52 am

    Make sure you sleep when baby does, zombies are not good mums lol!

  15. Ray DOdds
    June 13, 2018 / 7:18 pm

    Chill relax take your time

  16. Rich Tyler
    June 14, 2018 / 1:09 am

    Nothing lasts forever, team work, learn

  17. Ren Taylor
    June 14, 2018 / 10:51 am

    Its hard to sleep during the day when baby does but remember its only a short time that they are newborn and time goes so fast! ❤

  18. June 14, 2018 / 11:06 am

    Colic is a nightmare! My friends 4 month old suffered terribly for the first 3 months and she was so stressed because of it. Accepting help is essential.

  19. Fay
    June 14, 2018 / 5:38 pm

    If you are lucky enough to have family & friends that will help then take them up on it

  20. June 16, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    I dont have any need for this admittedly, but what a really good way to raise awareness!

  21. Peter Watson
    June 17, 2018 / 8:07 am

    Be aware of psychosis and learn how to spot it so you get treatment ASAP.

  22. Lorna Ledger
    June 17, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    Don’t sweat the small stuff, sleep when baby sleeps and life will return to your new normal soon ish 😉

  23. Kirsty Hosty
    June 17, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Take one day at a time. Batch cook lots of meals before baby is born and don’t feel bad if you tell people they can’t visit straight away you need time to adjust

  24. Kim Neville
    June 19, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Try not to get too stressed and sleep when baby sleeps. Leave the housework etc and not worry about it. try and stock up on food and household items before baby arrives

  25. Rosemary Tily
    June 23, 2018 / 12:01 pm

    Don’t be too proud to ask for help especially to ensure you get enough rest!

  26. Susan B
    June 23, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Accept help when it is offered, even if the source and outcome is not exactly what you want.

  27. paula cheadle
    June 29, 2018 / 11:03 pm

    if family and friends want to help you, let them. also start how you mean to go on

  28. A.E. ADKINS
    June 30, 2018 / 1:09 pm

    Listen to all the advice you are given but choose which to take on board

  29. janine atkin
    June 30, 2018 / 1:12 pm

    sleep when they sleep

  30. Kerry Locke
    June 30, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    Ignore the housework – it’s not going anywhere.

  31. Tee Simpson
    June 30, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    Take time. There is no rush. Enjoy the moments and everything else will slot into place.

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