Baby is crying? Stay calm!
The arrival of a baby for a couple or a family is very often synonymous with joy. Nonetheless, this event upsets routines and can be a source of fatigue and stress for any parent, particularly due to disrupted sleep patterns.
In the weeks and months following birth, the newborn baby shows his or her needs mainly by crying which can, in some cases, continue for several hours a day.
This crying, combined with a lack of sleep, complicated personal situations or stress, can become difficult to bear for parents or carers.
If you feel overwhelmed or at the end of one's tether, it is better to give yourself a break, put your baby safely into the cot for a while or ask for help. It is better to act early to prevent frustration or a loss of control, which could lead to drastic action.
Never shake a baby! He or she risks suffering serious injuries from which he or she could die.