Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child
Fathers and Colic
September 19, 2022

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If you have not already done so, please read Blog Posts 1 through 5 that describe how sleep is important and beneficial. I will post specific information for parents and children based on my book, “Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child.” Please do not be put off by my book’s length. This is a reference book. Read only the topic of interest to you.

Blog 97Fathers and Colic

In 2021, a paper “Distress in fathers of babies with infant colic” specifically looked at the effects of infant crying on fathers.  

  • Fathers, like mothers, caring for a baby with infant colic experience significantly more stress, depression, anxiety, and bonding problems compared to control families.
  • In fathers, the experienced distress and bonding problems in relation to infant colic is strongly associated with the experienced feelings of maternal distress.
  • In mothers, the experienced stress, depression, and anxiety and bonding problems, exist independent of the experienced feelings of the fathers.

Additionally, the infants in the infant colic group were reported to sleep for fewer minutes at night (470 minutes) compared to controls (560 minutes). Blog Posts 20 and 45.

All babies cry: Some babies cry a lot. (Blog Posts 18, 43, and 44)

Infant crying stresses Fathers (and Mothers). (Blog Posts 17, 18, and 45)

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