Will a baby with colic get better?

Although a bout of colic can be frightening to watch—especially for first-time parents—colic is not harmful to the baby's health. Babies with colic will eventually outgrow the condition, usually by the time they are 3 to 4 months old.

Last reviewed by a Cleveland Clinic medical professional on 11/07/2019.


  • American Academy of Family Physicians. Colic. Accessed 12/2/2019.
  • Merck Manual. Colic. Accessed 12/2/2019.

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