The Coping with Crying DVD is a resource for professionals.
Coping with Crying is a programme designed to support parents with their baby’s crying and reduce the risk on non-accidental head injuries among babies.
The programme centres around this short film, which is shown to parents by a trained professional or volunteer during the perinatal period and seeks to influence how they respond to their baby’s crying. The film provides parents with information about the dangers of shaking a baby or handling them roughly, and shows appropriate coping strategies to use when their baby is crying.
This film contains some emotive and potentially upsetting information and should not be view by parents without guidance or support from a trained professional. Before showing the film to parents, professionals should undertake the Coping with Crying online training course.
If you are a parent who is looking for help and advice on coping with crying then you can talk to your health visitor, midwife, local children's centre or GP. If you are feeling stressed and worry about the impact that can have on your baby, you can talk with an NSPCC helpline adviser on 0808 800 5000, at any time of the day or night. These helplines also offer specific support and advice about crying or if your baby's not sleeping: Family Lives: 0808 800 2222 Cry-Sis: 08451 228 669.
We have also produced this leaflet for parents, which contains very similar information, which you may find helpful: Handle with care