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ICON – Coping with a Crying Baby

Date: Thursday, 02nd Apr 2020 | Category: COVID-19, ICON

These are difficult and unusual times that we all find ourselves living in.

In families where one or both parents would normally have been out of the home for periods of time.

We now find ourselves confined to a smaller world, inside our homes.

This can lead to tensions and frustrations, that we unfortunately take out on our nearest and dearest.

Add in a small baby into this situation, and this can increase those tensions and potential risks even further.

Even in this time of reduced availability of face to face contact with professionals who could help you, there are still resources you can access.

Watch the short video created by Public Health England and ICON – ” I Am Unshakeable

I.C.O.N is a Sussex wide initiative that was launched on the 1st April, to provide advice and support on how to deal with a crying and unsettled baby. Find more detail on the advice leaflet.

I – Infant crying is normal

C – Comforting methods can sometimes soothe the baby

O – It’s OK to walk away

N – Never, ever shake a baby

More information can be found using the following links:

Icon Website



NSPCC – Coping with Crying