The research link below highlights how stressful it can be for parents when their baby cries and the negative impact on their mental health and relationships. The research report highlights Coping with Crying, which is a short film to help new or expectant parents develop coping strategies they can use with a crying baby and prepares them for how babies normally behave. It also explains the dangers of roughly handling or shaking a baby.
The report provides those working with families with evidence about what works to help parents cope with a crying infant and reduce non-accidental injury. It is part of the NSPCC’s Impact and evidence series.