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

Infacol Colic Awareness Campaign + The White Company Giveaway

June 10, 2018

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

  • Katie Skeoch

    June 10, 2018 at 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

  • Nina

    June 10, 2018 at 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

  • MELANIE EDJOURIAN

    June 10, 2018 at 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.

  • Helen

    June 10, 2018 at 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 🙂

  • Rebecca | AAUBlog

    June 10, 2018 at 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 🙂

  • Kim Styles

    June 12, 2018 at 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!

  • Tracy K Nixon

    June 12, 2018 at 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!

  • Solange

    June 12, 2018 at 7:01 pm

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

  • Karen Barrett

    June 12, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    Remember, the baby hasn’t read the book 🙂

  • Kara

    June 12, 2018 at 8:44 pm

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

  • iain maciver

    June 12, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    enjoy every minute of it

  • Sadiyya Maryam

    June 12, 2018 at 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.

  • Sue McCarthy

    June 13, 2018 at 5:53 am

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

  • Ruth Harwood

    June 13, 2018 at 11:52 am

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

  • Ray DOdds

    June 13, 2018 at 7:18 pm

    Chill relax take your time

  • Rich Tyler

    June 14, 2018 at 1:09 am

    Nothing lasts forever, team work, learn

  • Ren Taylor

    June 14, 2018 at 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! ❤

  • Yaya

    June 14, 2018 at 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.

  • Fay

    June 14, 2018 at 5:38 pm

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

  • Stephen

    June 16, 2018 at 5:39 pm

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

  • Peter Watson

    June 17, 2018 at 8:07 am

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

  • Lorna Ledger

    June 17, 2018 at 4:32 pm

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

  • Kirsty Hosty

    June 17, 2018 at 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

  • Kim Neville

    June 19, 2018 at 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

  • Rosemary Tily

    June 23, 2018 at 12:01 pm

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

  • Susan B

    June 23, 2018 at 5:25 pm

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

  • paula cheadle

    June 29, 2018 at 11:03 pm

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

  • A.E. ADKINS

    June 30, 2018 at 1:09 pm

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

  • janine atkin

    June 30, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    sleep when they sleep

  • Kerry Locke

    June 30, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    Ignore the housework – it’s not going anywhere.

  • Gillian McClelland

    June 30, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Sleep when the baby sleeps to get enough rest

  • Tee Simpson

    June 30, 2018 at 8:43 pm

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

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