So the new term medical professionals are using for colic now is purple crying but essentially it describes the same thing- periods of intense crying, often inconsolable that gradually gets worse until it peaks and resolves at 3-4 months.
My ds2 is 7 weeks and for past 4-5 weeks has had predicable periods of the day where he screams his lungs out and I can't do anything to calm him down. At first I was thinking it was trapped wind and abdominal pain and I've always thought the idea that colicky babies are not in pain is rubbish. However I now think there may be some truth to that as ds2 is so routine with when he cries and he quickly becomes absolutely hysterical but can calm down in an instant if distracted enough before starting again a few moments later.
I'm really asking whether anyone ha been through this and how do you cope mentally? I've come to accept there is nothing I can do to prevent the episodes (have tried infants friend, changing my diet, all sorts of adjustments to breast feeding and none have helped at all) and that he will grow out of it. However it's getting really hard as the worst time for him is 5-8pm and that's when I need to spend time with ds1 who is 20 months giving him dinner etc.
Any tips for settling or calming are greatly appreciated but really I am after advice on how to cope with it. I'm at the point where I dread going home if I'm out in the afternoon as I know the crying will start as soon as we get home. If he was my only baby I would just go out for walks etc but it's hard with 2. Also it's such an ordeal as he won't go in the pushchair so I have to carry him everywhere. I don't think it's reflux or anything medical as he doesn't have all the symptoms of reflux and why would he have the episodes like clockwork at same time each day?