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 cryingbabyplan.org