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Infant crying and how to cope

Infant crying is normal and it will stop

A baby’s cry can be upsetting and frustrating. It is designed to get your attention and you may be worried that something is wrong with your baby. Your baby may start to cry more frequently at about 2 weeks of age. The crying may get more frequent and last longer during the next few weeks, hitting a peak at about 6 to 8 weeks. Every baby is different, but after about 8 weeks, babies start to cry less and less each week.

The ICON Information Leaflet has been designed to help parents/carers who may be struggling with a crying baby.

Comfort methods can sometimes soothe the baby and the crying will stop.
Think about are they:
• hungry
• tired
• in need of a nappy change
Try simple calming techniques such as singing to the baby or going for a walk.

Please always remember it is ok to walk away from a crying baby once you have checked the baby is safe and if the crying is getting to you. After a few minutes, when you are feeling calm, go back and check on the baby. Don’t be afraid to talk to somebody about how you are feeling, you can get support from family, friends, Midwife, Health Visitor and you can always call us (0121 472 0129).