Sefton Safeguarding Children Partnership

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

7 Minute Briefing - ICON

For further information access ICON website: