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Simple Ways to Calm Colic

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Updated May 29, 2014

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The Overwhelming Cries of the Colicky or Fussy Baby
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Whether you're currently living with a baby who is suffering from colic, reflux, or simply bouts of ornery fussiness, her unrelenting cries can be overwhelming. The good news is that there are many simple ways to calm colic or reduce fussiness that you can try immediately, no need to wait for a visit to the pediatrician.

Sometimes it's simply a matter of using common sense to address your baby's cries, and other times you may have to think a little outside the box. The following suggestions are methods you can use to soothe your baby during her witching hour. Always, if you sense that something more than just fussiness is wrong with your child, you should consider if you need to call a pediatrician for insights into potential problems.

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