It is normal for babies to cry, if you would like to read further information on what to do if your baby is crying and how to cope please see the “Soothing your baby” section on the Back at home page.
For further information about caring for your baby
BabyCheck App – A free Lullaby Trust app that allows you to answer questions about your baby’s symptoms if you think your baby is unwell and helps direct you to the most appropriate care. There is also a leaflet version that you can download.
What is Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and how do I reduce the risks for my baby?
Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) – sometimes known as “cot death” – is the sudden, unexpected and unexplained death of an apparently healthy baby. Parents can reduce the risk of SIDS by always placing baby on their back when they sleep and not smoking while pregnant or after the baby is born. Breastfeeding reduces the risk of SIDS. For further information see here:
Care of Next Infant (CONI) Programme was set up by the Lullaby Trust and is run in partnership with the NHS. It provides specialist advice, information and support for those who have suffered the sudden and unexpected death of a baby. For further information please see leaflet below and speak to your midwife, health visitor or GP.