ICON - Raising awareness of infant crying and how to cope.


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ICON - Raising awareness of infant crying and how to cope.


About ICON

The idea for the ICON programme and the different interventions within it was conceived by Dr Suzanne Smith PhD following a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship to the USA and Canada in 2016 which included the study of effective interventions and research into the prevention of Abusive Head Trauma (AHT).  Research suggests that some lose control when a baby’s crying becomes too much.  Some go on to shake a baby with devastating consequences. 

Suzanne found that the most effective evidence-based programmes studied provide a simple message that supports parents/caregivers to cope with infant crying.  Apart from preventing AHT, most people who have ever cared for a baby appreciate some advice about comforting a crying baby and coping when it goes on for a long time.

ICON is about helping people caring for babies cope with crying.

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Speak to someone if you need support such as your family, friends, midwife, GP or health visitor.

More information and a wealth of resources are available on the ICON Cope website – www.iconcope.org



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