Some healthy babies cry -- a lot. It's common for babies with colic to cry for a total of 2 hours a day.
Crying is called colic when it:
- Lasts up to 3 hours a day
- Seems to have no cause
- Is hard to soothe no matter what you do
- Revs up in the evening mainly (but can happen any time)
- Has a clear start and finish
Beyond, crying, if your child has has any symptoms such as fever, vomiting, poor feeding, lethargy, poor urine output, dehydration, or any other symptom that's concerning, you need to talk to a doctor about your child immediately.