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ICON – Babies Cry, You Can Cope

Date: Wednesday, 01st Apr 2020 | Category: General

During these challenging times stress levels in households may be increased, particularly for those with small babies and where support from family and friends is not easily accessible. The ICON Programme is a preventative programme, based around helping parents cope with a crying baby.  The word ‘ICON’ represents the following message:

Infant crying is normal and it will stop

Comfort methods can sometimes soothe the baby and the crying will stop

It’s OK to walk away if you have checked the baby is safe and the crying is getting to you

Never, ever shake or hurt a baby

Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), previously known as Shaken Baby Syndrome, is a devastating form of child abuse. Please see links below for further information:

ICON Factsheet for Parents

ICON website

ICON Twitter

ICON Leaflet

ICON Explained

ICON Poster 2