Keeping Babies Safe – Useful Information and ICON
Need to know guides on keeping babies safe – your guidance and information to support your work with parents
Advice and guidance for families can be found in the NSPCC Handle with care guide which covers:
- Keeping your cool
- How babies like to be held
- Copying with crying
- Where to get help
- Nappy Sacks
Did you know that parents are being warned about the dangers of babies suffocating or choking on nappy sacks? A new leaflet on nappy sack safety is also available.
Abusive Head Trauma (AHT), previously known as Shaken Baby Syndrome, is a devastating form of child abuse.
The ICON Programme is a preventative programme, based around helping parents cope with a crying baby. The word ‘ICON’ represents the following message:
I – Infant crying is normal
C – Comforting methods can sometimes soothe the baby
O – It’s OK to walk away
N – Never, ever shake a baby