ICON - Babies cry, you can cope

Research suggests that some people can lose control when a baby’s crying becomes too much and can potentially go on to shake a baby with devastating consequences.

  • The peak age for crying is 6-8 weeks of age.
  • The peak age for abusive head trauma to babies is 6-8 weeks.
  • Accumulated stressors caused by the Pandemic / family isolation are predicted to increase the risk / prevalence of this.
  • ICON is an intervention endorsed by RCGP, RCPCH and the National Children’s Major Trauma Network.

ICON’s website contains advice for both parents and professionals.

You can read more on our ICON page which also contains a 7-minute briefing on the subject.

Posted on Wednesday 16th June 2021