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All babies cry. It’s how they communicate.

Sometimes they cry even if you have tried everything to soothe them.


Tap here for tips to soothe a crying child.

When your baby cries, it’s important to keep your cool. Have a plan for what to do next:

  • Set your baby in a safe place
  • Walk away
  • Call a friend
  • Take a shower

Whatever you need to do to calm yourself. Share your plan with grandparents, babysitters and anyone else who cares for your child.

No one ever means to shake a baby. It happens when parents are tired and frustrated by inconsolable crying. And it CAN be prevented.

For more information and to create your plan, visit