Should you need urgent health advice please contact your GP or call NHS 111. In an emergency please visit A&E or call 999

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust is responsible for the writing, publishing and updating of the content on this page.

You're viewing the site locally in: Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland

Statement: Windi device - extreme caution required

Newborn baby crying

If you are considering using the Windi device for your baby, speak to a health care professional.

Although the Windi device is sold by a range of well-known companies, Healthy Together wish to highlight concerns with the Windi device which currently has limited evidence based research to support the effectiveness of the product.

Concerns relate to:

  • possibility of causing inflammation/bleeding/pain to your infant during or following the insertion of the tube into the rectum
  • possibility of introducing infection into the rectum
  • mask medical conditions which mimic colic symptoms, such as Cow’s milk protein allergies, reflux, and rare bowel conditions

You can contact your Public Health Nurse (health visitor) via the contact number within your red book or ChatHealth.

Leicester City: 07520615381

Leicestershire and Rutland: 0752061382

Or contact your GP/NHS 111.

Further assessment and support can then be offered.

What is colic?

Infant colic is normal for newborn babies, it relates to periods of time when babies cry but there is no obvious cause, and usually gets better when the baby is 3-4 months old.

Coping with a colicky baby

Ask for help/support from other parents, family or friends.

Call the Cry-sis helpline on 0845 122 8669 (9am to 10pm, 7 days a week).

Contact your health visitor, call NHS 111 or see a GP.

Useful links


ChatHealth Logo

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called Chat Health. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

Page last reviewed: 30-03-2023

Next review due: 30-03-2026