ICON (Coping with a Crying Baby)
BABIES CRY! Infant crying is normal and it will stop! You can Cope
A baby's cry can be upsetting and frustrating. Babies start to cry more frequently from around 2 weeks of age. Crying may become more frequent and peak at about 6-8 weeks. Every baby is different, but after about 8 weeks, babies start to cry less and less each week.
ICON campaign is to provide professionals with knowledge, information and skills to discuss ICON: 'Babies cry, you can cope' messages with parents/carers.
Below are resources to support professionals deliver the ICON campaign messages to support parents when coping with a crying baby:
ICON Train The Trainer Powerpoint slides (select the 'speaker' icon for audio)
ICON leaflet for parents
Sefton LSCB 7 Minute Briefing - ICON
For further information access ICON website: www.iconcope.org