Maybe Joshua does have colic.
I’ve always been under the impression that colic is defined by inconsolable crying for hours each day. That doesn’t exactly fit Joshua. However, he does fit this description: “Colic is manifested by a griping pain in the bowels that can cause an infant to bend double or pull up his feet. Gas or belching can alleviate colic, but some infants are more prone to colic than others. About 20% of babies experience colic. Symptoms can start as soon as three months of age, possibly triggered by the development of the digestive system.“
And while he doesn’t cry for X amount of hours a day, if I just let him sit in his bouncy seat like my other two did, he would.
I don’t know. I guess it doesn’t really matter what the label is. I am just hoping this “phase” doesn’t last much longer.
I just got some Chamomilla as a homeopathic remedy and gave him some this afternoon. It seemed to help. He actually fell asleep in the swing for 1/2 hour and didn’t scream when he woke up and realized where he was. I think that was a first!