When a baby has too much gas in his stomach he feels pain and discomfort. This is the reason why a colicky baby never stops crying even during the daytime. Baby's crying is his way to communicate his pain. The gas in his stomach irritates him, he cannot get uninterrupted sleep and therefore needs mommy to ease his discomfort for him. Caring for a baby with colic can really wear down your patience what with all the loud crying and lack of sleep. As a parent, you need to understand that your child is not feeling well. In order to help ease his pain and discomfort you will first need to understand what colic is all about and how it can be alleviated. An indication that your baby is colicky is if he keeps on crying. A normal newborn baby seldom cries, if he does it is because he needs to be fed or needs his diaper changed and when those needs are met he settles down again and falls back to sleep. Colicky babies, on the other hand, will cry for more than 3 hours at a time, if not every day, then at least 3 days per week. It is difficult to soothe him, in spite of tending to all his needs he still remains fussy and sometimes will even cause uproar until there is relief to his irritation. However, a wary parent will always take into consideration that not all the crying might mean that baby has gas. Colic has a set of symptoms and there have been many cases where colic has been wrongly diagnosed. If you feel that there might be other reasons for baby's fussiness, you should never hesitate to consult with your pediatrician.