Telephone system issue

We have problems with our telephone systems. While we resolve these issues please email the team you need to contact or call back later.
Many thanks for your patience.

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.

Also see NHS information on soothing a crying baby.

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