1. Newborns
  2. Behaviour

Newborn behaviour: common concerns

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    Cry Baby program

    The online Cry Baby learning program helps you understand and cope with young baby sleep and crying habits using tried and tested strategies.

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    Crying: babies and children 0-8 years

    Crying – all babies and children do it. Crying is common, but it isn’t always easy to handle. Read why babies and children cry and what to do about it.

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    Soothing a crying baby: in pictures

    To soothe a crying baby, check whether baby is hungry, tired, uncomfortable or sick. This helps you know what to do to comfort baby and stop the crying.

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    Colic: what to do

    If you think your baby has colic, start by having a GP check your baby. You can also try our settling strategies. Looking after yourself is important too.

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    Can you spoil a baby?

    Can you spoil a baby? No. Responding calmly and consistently helps baby learn that the world is safe and helps bonding – good for baby, good for you.

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    When you feel you might hurt your child

    Children have the right to be safe and protected from child abuse. If you can’t cope as a parent and feel you might hurt your child, you need to get help.

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