Thursday, April 21, 2011

Colic vs. Cowlick

In a very random discussion the other night, DT and I somehow started taking about colic and how it affects babies.  He said, "What IS colic..."  I was like,"uh, it's when babies are, uh, a pain."  AKA I don't know.

I looked it up (on Wikipedia so it's of course true):


"Colic (also known as infant colic, three month colic, and Infantile colic) is a condition in which an otherwise healthy baby cries or screams frequently and, for extended periods, without any discernible reason."

What about when someone has a crazy hairline?  Is that colic?  I have heard people say "He has A colic." 

Upon further research, I found out that is COWLICK:
"A cowlick is a section of hair that stands straight up or lies at an angle at odds with the style in which the rest of an individual's hair is worn. Cowlicks appear when the growth direction of the hair forms a spiral pattern. The term "cowlick" originates from the domestic bovine's habit of licking its young, which results in a swirling pattern in the hair. The most common site of a human cowlick is in the crown, but they can show up anywhere. They also sometimes appear in the front and back of the head.[1]"










Do you have a cowlick?  OR colic for that matter?

2 comments:

Jill Marie said...

I am just laughing about this post! I love that you had a random conversation about this! Funny!

wrestling kitties said...

HAHAHA! You are hilarious, this post made me smile!

I infact did have colic as a baby and I just hope our son does NOT have it and it is not one of those "see what you put YOUR parents through" moments. I have been told MANY times by my parents that I drove them crazy with all my crying and screaming. Yes, they still bring it up :)

I am not sure if I have a cowlick but I have this area on the back of my head towards the center right that does that circular thing, but it is only noticeable when I don't wash my hair for awhile....which is often. I call it my bald spot!