Theme of the day: ICON - Thursday 4th June

During this challenging time stress levels at home may be increased. There is guidance for coping with crying on the ICON website.

ICON Poster http://iconcope.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/ICON-poster-6.pdf

I –Infant crying is normal and will stop.  Babies cry most from around 2 weeks of age. The crying may get more frequent and last longer. After about 8 weeks of age babies start to cry each week. For more information visit the ICON website.

C – Check, comfort and calm. Comfort methods can sometimes soothe the baby and the crying will stop. Check are they hungry, tired or in need of a nappy change? Once checks have been done use techniques like going for a walk or singing to help calm you and the baby.  For more information visit the ICON website.

O - It’s OK to walk away if your 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. For more information visit the ICON website #ICON  

N – Never shake a baby.  it can cause lasting brain damage or death. If you are worried that your baby is unwell contact your GP or call NHS 111. For more information visit the ICON website

Speak to someone if you need support such as your family, friends, Midwife, GP or Health Visitor.

Infant crying is normal

Comforting methods can help

It’s OK to walk away

Never, ever shake a baby

Speak to someone if you need support such as your family, friends, Midwife, GP or Health Visitor.

 

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