Reflux and Colic

How to help if your baby has reflux

Reflux is when your baby effortlessly spits up whatever they’ve swallowed. We know that it’s natural to worry that there may be something wrong when your baby is bringing up their feeds or being sick. But reflux is very common often starting in the first eight weeks and will usually pass by the time your baby is a year old.

iHV Top Tips for Parents – Reflux

NHS Choices – Reflux in babies


Colic is where a baby has excessive or frequent crying due to a pain in the tummy usually caused by wind. It’s a common problem that affects up to one in five babies. Colic tends to begin when a baby is a few weeks old. It normally stops by four months of age, or by six months at the latest. Looking after a colicky baby can be very frustrating and distressing, but the problem will eventually pass and is usually nothing to worry about.

NHS Choices – Colic

iHV Top Tips for Parents – When your baby cries during feeds or has colic

NHS Choices – Soothing a crying baby