“The definition of colic or what I refer to as “extreme fussiness” is long durations of irritability, fussing, or crying per day, occurring many days per week, and continuing for many weeks in an otherwise healthy infant….”A bothersome feature of colicky infants in general is extreme daytime wakefulness manifested in either brief or no sound napping…fussing is a kind of pre-cry state; a state of distress or agitation that quickly becomes more intense or extreme and moves into crying unless parents put forth effort to soothe the baby. Unfortunately, sometimes children slip into inconsolability despite their parents’ efforts.” —Weissbluth
Check. Check. Check.
2 out of 3 of our babies have had extreme fussiness/colic. That’s beyond the predicted 20% chance. Likelihood of giving ourselves another chance? Slim.