Coping with infant crying
During this challenging time, stress levels at home may be increased. There is guidance for coping with crying on the ICON website.
- Infant crying is normal and it will stop! Babies start to cry more frequently from around 2 weeks of age
- Comfort methods can sometimes soothe the baby and the crying will stop. Is the baby hungry, tired or in need of a nappy change?
- It’s okay to walk away if you have checked the baby is safe and the crying is getting to you. After a few minutes when you are feeling calm, go back and check on the baby
- Never, ever shake or hurt a baby. It can cause lasting brain damage and death
Speak to someone if you need support such as your family, friends, Midwife, GP or Health Visitor.