Lasting memoriesThe good news is that colic usually disappears by the time a baby is 4 months old. Many parents even look back on this period in their lives as one with some positive aspects. "Talia's colic somehow made me feel closer to my husband," says Kathleen Boutis. "Maybe it was because we spent so much time together trying to make her stop crying. Maybe it was the way he was so gentle and patient with her. But the experience made me realize what a great father he is -- and that I wanted another baby."