Monday, 8 January 2018

Colic Awareness with Infacol & Giveaway

Having had both my children I have to say that I was never concerned about Colic. I did know that colic was a condition which babies could have, coming from a family with so many siblings it wasn't new to me. Having said that I did nothing to prepare for such a condition while I was pregnant with neither D nor Baby S. It had never occurred to me to do so! 


Today we have joined up with Infacol and Cry-sis to help raise awareness of Colic and the effects Colic can have on a family.


Infacol is the number one infant Colic remedy. Made to be suitable for babies from birth, it comes with a dropper making it easy to give to babies. While Cry-sis is the only parenting charity dedicated to supporting parents through excessive infant crying.


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Colic is a medical condition which can affect up to 1 in every 5 babies! Infacol have also found that only 1 in 3 Mums know what Colic is. Not only is it so common that we all are likely to know someone with a baby who has Colic but it starts during a babies first few weeks of life. A time when parents are only finding their way with a new baby.


Colic itself is not harmful for babies. The signs and symptoms of Colic include;




  • Intense bouts of crying

  • Crying in the late afternoon or evening that lasts several hours

  • The baby’s face is red and flushed when they cry

  • The baby clenches their fists, draws their knees up or arches their back while crying


As you can imagine Colic can be stressful and upsetting for the parents. Although Colic itself is not harmful for babies, the effects of sleepless nights, nursing a colicky baby on parents can be huge. Sleep deprivation is a huge problem for parents of a baby with Colic. Sleep deprivation is already known to have a huge negative impact on a persons mood and concentration. In fact Infacol's research shows that 56% of Mums say that a lack of sleep has affected their relationship with their partner. While 38% said it had affected their relationship with their children! 


Which is why Infacol and Cry-sis joined together in September 2017 to launch Colic Awareness Month. They did so with the intent and purpose of  educating and supporting parents, in order to help ensure that every parent can benefit and experience that joys of parenthood to the fullest. 


If you would like to support Colic Awareness Month, you can donate to Cry-Sis


Infacol Sleep Suit


Infacol  have very kindly joined with us to give our readers the chance to win a White Company Sleep Suit. You can enter using the Gleam Widget below. 


Please read the Terms and Conditions before entering:




  • Entrants must be aged 18 years or over.

  • Competition is open to UK residents only.

  • Entry into this competition confirms your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions

  • The winners will be selected at random from all the correct entries received before the closing date and time.

  • All prizes must be accepted as offered. There can be no alternative awards, cash or otherwise.  

  • There will be one winner who will receive one of the product(s) featured in the above post

  • Infacol is the sponsor of this giveaway and is responsible for prize fulfillment.


 Win a White Company Sleep Suit with Infacol

38 comments:

  1. No, I wasn't aware of the extent that Colic can affect a whole family! Thankfully colic has not affected our family life as all four of my little one have not suffered from it.

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    1. No, I wasn't of the extent colic can affect a family, very informative especially the signs of a new baby with colic.

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    2. Sally Collingwood22 January 2018 at 15:09

      My son had colic amd it was awful , he was in pain and we were really stressed.

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    3. Our son had really bad colic and it definitely effected the whole family. I would love to win this baby suit for our baby girl.

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  2. ive been very lucky to avoid colic, but had friends that have been affected and know how hard it was for them x

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  3. I wasn't aware - we are lucky it didn't affect our family!

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  4. My son suffered from colic

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  5. My son suffered from Colic and I remeber how stressful and exhausting it really was.

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  6. Margaret Gallagher8 January 2018 at 17:29

    Glad to raise awareness of COLIC
    from the extreme cases needing hosplitalisation to milder cases causing sleepless nights
    Certainly can caus major disruptions in family life

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  7. My daughter had terrible colic and it was so stressful for both her and myself. The nights were the hardest, she was constantly crying and restless and I felt so exhausted and helpless. We were all so relieved when it passed.

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  8. my granddaughter is a suffer, we use infacol because we found it is the best for her

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  9. weve been really lucky to have 7 children and never suffer with Colic, my best friends little boy did though so i do understand how badly it can affect everyday life

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  10. My daughter had really bad colic and it was a hard time for everyone - glad those days are over for now

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  11. My eldest son had colic as a baby and its horrible as a parent not being able to soothe your baby x

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  12. I was aware but thankfully my daughter was ok. But am a nursery teacher and seen 1st hand how it can affect a family

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  13. Carrie-Anne Brown9 January 2018 at 11:29

    No Colic hasn't effected my main family thankfully but my little one's cousin does suffer from Colic

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  14. Colic is torture and was such a shock as it was my third child who had it. So stressful. Infacol helped but it is still rotten.

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  15. Colic had caused us many a sleepless night with my youngest. Thankfully it was short lived, it's horrid seeing your child distressed

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  16. oh yes, when we had our second the whole family was disturbed and up. luckily we had a car and I would take her out for a drive

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    1. My youngest suffered with colic and it definitely effects everyone in the family, it's horrid

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    2. My little girl suffered with this it wasn’t one of the best times, you need a strong family network

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    3. We were very lucky and it didn't affect us.

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  17. My girl had to have infacol when she was a small baby but luckily didnt need it for long. I cant imagine how horrible it would be to suffer from it badly!

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  18. It has been a while but, yes, colic can be distressing for the entire family. Great to read about Colic Awareness Month.

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  19. my son sufferer with colic. it was tiring for all of us

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  20. Luckily my baby boy hasn't had colic, I have heard its not very nice x

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  21. I'm lucky that my daughter didn't suffer with colic, so I've never had to think about this subject. I can see how it would though.

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  22. I was not aware of it. My family has never had it

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  23. I haven't heard much about colic but it hasn't affected my family.

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  24. We have been lucky not to be affected by colic, but have friends that have so know to some extend how it can affect a whole family.

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  25. yes my daughter had chronic colic - it was a very hard time in our house x

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  26. My daughter suffers very badly with colic! It's absolutely horrendous and we have tried every bottle and teat variant imaginable. Thankfully we found relief with Infacol!

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  27. I have known friends whose babies have been badly affected by it

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  28. Luckily my slaughterhouse suffer from colic but some of our friends had a horrible time with it.

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  29. fortunately my children never had colic but now we have our 6th grandchild and we are hoping he will be fine but now we know about infacol we have a name to trust

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  30. Yes I was aware as I have many friends whos kids have/had colic. Its nit very nice to experience

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  31. No Ive not had colic or anyone in my family haven't x

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