25% of all babies develop colic and if your baby seems to be crying for long periods of time then your baby may have joined the Colic Club.
Colic usually occurs between 2 weeks and 3 months when the digestive system is still forming outside of the womb. Your baby’s digestive system is still maturing and will go through abrupt changes in the first 6 months. During that development period, the gastrointestinal tract is not ready to fight off bacteria and other pathogens.
Although it may be distressing for parents, it will pass with no long lasting effects. The Juju Band can help. The Juju Band is a breathable colic band that is wrapped snuggly around the tummy, creating warmth and releasing the gas associated with colic.
There are differences in bands.
Homemade bands or tie style bands that are knotted are not advisable because some materials may not be breathable and the knots can be too tight around your baby’s waist. There has to be a certain “give” to the material so your baby can feel comfortable.
Elastic bands do not allow for your baby’s body to breathe through the fabric and this can cause your baby to overheat. Furthermore, elastic can be constricting for your baby. If you have ever worn a tight pair of pants with elastic for any length of time, then you know uncomfortable that feels.
Herbal packs are not really effective because they lose potency quickly. Exposure to heat, light, and moisture damage the dried botanicals. The heating methods are a gimmick and can be costly for parents without the benefits they are looking for. Additionally, introducing new foods such as herbs can have the opposite effect because your baby may have allergies to the new substance and the addition of heat may cause a rash on your baby’s sensitive skin. While some herbal pack makers recommend heating, it is always best to use caution when it comes to anything heated as it can cause rashes and burning in some instances.
A simple band that is made of a breathable material is best to help your baby’s colic.