Imagine for yourself a very sensitive experience - perhaps a finger bashed by a car door. How much more touchy were you about it getting bumped, or even cranky just from the tension.
Think of colic as tension. Babies are impacted by EVERYTHING - TV & other electronic noise, & electric visuals. ... chill, harsh or loud voices, loud or startling noises ... being bustled into the car or surrounded by lively people at home.
He has only been here 8 weeks. Often our society expects the mother to relax her careful protectiveness after 6 weeks, and the baby is exposed to physical and neurological stresses he is just too young to handle.
In addition to warmth and REAL quiet, you can offer him tiny spoonfuls of weak fennel tea (boil the water, pour into a mug over 2 - 3 fennel seeds. It's sweet on its own so no sweetening is needed)
Oh, and make sure everything he eats is warm - a little more than body temp.
Good Luck !!
at 7:11 PM on Dec. 8, 2009