I – Infant crying is normal
O – It’s OK to walk away
N – Never, ever shake a baby
Speak to someone if you need support such as your family, friends, Midwife, GP or Health Visitor.
- Infant crying is normal and it will stop! Babies start to cry more frequently from around 2 weeks of age. Click on this LINK to read more about infant crying.
- Comfort methods can sometimes soothe the baby and the crying will stop. Is the baby hungry, tired or in need of a nappy change? Click on this LINK to download some comfort techniques.
- 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.
You can access further support from the ICON website.