New Book - Survivor's Guide to Colic Feb 22, 2014 2:48:10 GMT -5
Post by jenlester on Feb 22, 2014 2:48:10 GMT -5
I've only just discovered this site but I wish I’d had known about it when my son was still suffering from colic. Reading posts on here brought back really vivid memories of him screaming for hours on end and my husband and I feeling completely inadequate and that I was failing as a mum Though it is over for us (hang in there, it will end for you too) I feel like I’ve come across some kindred spirits A few people have made the comment, and I’m inclined to agree, unless you’ve had a child with colic it is really hard to understand. Dealing with our son’s colic was one of the most difficult periods in my life and this compelled me to write a book and share my knowledge in the hope that others would have a better introduction to parenthood than we did. The book is called ‘Survivor’s Guide to Colic’ and is available on all eBook platforms.
Like most of you, I was frustrated with the lack of quality and balanced information on how to deal with colic. The experts were arguing about the causes of colic, how to treat it and even what the word ‘colic’ meant. Then there were the people who said things like ‘colic is a myth’… grrrr…. confusing is an understatement. Looking for answers for our son Oliver, I did a crazy amount of research, including reading a mountain of medical papers, talking to baby whisperers, paediatricians and other parents of colicky babies. Although there’s no universal solution, I did find a range of things that have helped many babies (and quite a few things that didn’t seem to help anyone much).
The book covers the main theories about the causes of colic, powerful settling techniques that I learned from a baby whisperer with 40 years experience at dealing with colicky babies and all the available options to address the underlying causes of colic. I’ve included the pros and cons of each option and referenced the relevant medical research (in support or against), so that you can make your own informed decisions about what you want to try. The book also busts a whole lot of myths: including explaining that colic is not caused by stressed out parents and its not because you have a 'difficult baby' (there’s medical research to back up both of those points).
You can find out more about the book at www.survivorsguidetocolic.com
Having been through it too I’d like to help if I can, so I’ve written you the book that I wished I’d had when we were going through this. Let me know how you get on - you can get in touch via the website: www.survivorsguidetocolic.com or Twitter @jenlestersg. Also if you discover anything that works for you that I didn’t cover in the book, do let me know so that I can get the word out to others coming behind us.
With my love and support for what you are going through,