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“You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth” Kahlil Gibran

Here is my gorgeous new baby girl looking incredibly peaceful. I’ve chosen this photo because this is exactly what I’m finding myself wishing for on a daily basis…

Initially, we wondered whether or not it was colic; now, we’re fairly certain it’s the only explanation.

Whilst writing this post I’ve been listening to my husband pacing with our daughter, desperately trying to pacify her screams. And it is hurting my heart. If you’re a parent then you will get it, but it has literally been making my chest feel tight hearing my tiny month old baby so distressed and knowing that I cannot help her.

Do you have experience with colic? Please leave your tips below, as we’re willing to try anything right now!







  1. mackenzieglanville

    July 10, 2017 at 10:10 am

    she is absolutely beautiful. My heart breaks for you as I know exactly what you mean. It is the hardest thing when you just can’t stop their crying. My tips would be get rest when you can, let others help you, say yes to offers for time out even if it is just a walk alone around the block. I used to find wearing my babies in a sling or wrap helped, and even doing squats with them (I know that sounds weird, but I was desperate). I am not sure if you are breast or bottle feeding, but if breast feeding I recently heard that if we eat meat, regardless of red or white, it can cause bacteria in us that gets passed through to baby through breast milk. Not sure if it is true, but could be worth trying to go vegetarian for a while whilst taking an iron supplement. They get through it, there is light at the end of the tunnel, but I know it is so hard when you are going through it. Good luck lovely!

    1. Kate Tunstall

      August 3, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Thanks so much for your tips! We’re finally turning a corner thankfully!

  2. Amy @ The Smallest Of Things

    July 10, 2017 at 10:38 am

    Oh I remember the days. As tough as they are remember they pass 🙂 beautiful baby girl! #LivingArrows

  3. lifeasmrsd

    July 10, 2017 at 12:50 pm

    I always feel for parents when they post about colic. Thankfully for us we never had to deal with it, so I’ve got no tips I’m afraid. I’ve heard a warm bath before bed can sometimes help? Lovely photo though #LivingArrows

  4. Nicola

    July 12, 2017 at 8:03 am

    No tips but sending lots of love and best wishes xx

  5. Donna

    July 12, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Troy went through weeks, months even of crying constantly and being sick every time I fed him. It was hell but it did pass. I don’t even know what we did to make it better. I hope yours passes more quickly x

    1. Kate Tunstall

      August 3, 2017 at 2:20 pm

      Thanks Lovely. Things are definitely looking a little brighter since I started the elimination diet. x

  6. tobygoesbananas

    July 16, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    It’s a lovely picture – I think I’m right in thinking you’ve had a dairy or cow’s milk protein allergy diagnosed since you wrote this, I hope you’ve found the answer. Both my boys have suffered with reflux and I know that feeling of wanting so desperately to help them but not knowing how. I know it doesn’t help at the moment but it will get better, I promise x #LivingArrows

    1. Kate Tunstall

      August 3, 2017 at 2:21 pm

      We have, and the elimination diet has definitely improved things. Thanks so much x

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