Off to the doctor!
Cramps, winds and colic are mostly nothing to worry about, but sometimes they can be a sign of something more serious. You should consult a doctor if your baby experiences: • Diarrhoea: Loose stools are common in babies, but could indicate an underlying problem. If there are any sudden changes in texture or frequency, have him checked out. Blood in the stools also necessitates a trip to the doctor. • Constipation. Red-faced pushing doesn’t mean your baby is constipated. Even 10 days between dirty nappies doesn’t mean he is constipated! A better indication is small, hard pellets of poo. • Emotional changes. If your happy camper suddenly starts fussing and won’t eat or sleep, have him checked out. • Fever. The younger the baby is, the sooner you should seek help for fevers.