You know all of the jokes about new moms being exhausted and never sleeping ever again?
That’s not a reality for some moms. Believe it or not, there are parents of babies out there who are still getting a decent amount of rest. Well, you know, eventually.
While newborns do wake up every couple of hours to eat, as they get a little older, they are usually able to sleep longer. I remember when we made that shift with my son; it was the most wonderful six hours of sleep I’d had in my life.
Healthy Babies Who Develop Colic Are Different
For some moms, however, the rest doesn’t come right away. A healthy baby who has colic can’t ever seem to get comfortable. They’re very fussy, and cry excessively.
While other babies start sleeping for longer periods of time, their parents get to enjoy a little more rest as well. But because parents of colicky babies aren’t so lucky, it can be a heartbreaking condition to witness that keeps parents awake at night.
What is Colic?
The Mayo Clinic defines colic as “frequent, prolonged and intense crying or fussiness in a healthy infant.” With a healthy baby, once doctors have eliminated other possible factors, doctors may turn to a colic diagnosis. Particularly if a healthy baby cries for three or more hours each day for three days straight, and for at least three weeks.
Colic isn’t an illness; which can make it even harder to cope with since there’s no “cure.” However, it’s believed that a lack of balance between the good and bad bacteria in a developing tummy is one of the leading causes. Discomfort leads to fussiness and crying for baby; which ends up keeping the entire family from sleeping.
How Can Some Probiotics Help My Colicky Baby?
Certain probiotics can help to fortify a baby’s healthy tummy with good bacteria. There are multiple probiotics to choose from, so it can be overwhelming to know which one is good for your baby. Some key things to look for are a transparent ingredient list with a formula that’s free of allergens that may irritate your baby’s tummy; and it goes a long way if the brand is professionally recommended.
Sleep, I Knew We’d Meet Again
Align Baby Colic Relief is a probiotic liquid drop that is formulated for babies and infants, and brought to you by the #1 doctor recommended probiotic brand‡. It comes with a controlled dropper, which really comes in handy when you’re trying to manage the correct dose with a wiggly, fussy baby.
That imbalance in your baby’s tummy that may be contributing to their being so upset, and hindering your sleep? Align Baby Probiotic Colic Relief counters with good bacteria to fortify healthy tummies and provide colic relief* to your little one.
I know it’s hard and you’re doing your best to make your baby happy. I know that you only want the best for your little one. Well…that, and sleep. A good probiotic, like Align Baby Colic Relief, can help you get there.
Sleep well, mama. Sleep well.
Colicky babies (and their mamas!) can get relief with Align Baby Colic Relief Probiotic Drops — the #1 doctor recommended brand‡ expertly developed for babies and infants. Align Baby Colic Relief Probiotic Drops are gentle on babies’ developing tummies, and are lactose free, gluten free, soy free, dairy free, and vegetarian.
*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
‡Among Doctors who recommended a brand of probiotic in ProVoice 2013-2019 surveys.
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