The first few months

Quick facts

The average baby cries for as much as 2 hours a day* and this is often related to hunger, a dirty nappy or tiredness. When a baby cries, it can be hard to cope with, but understanding some of the reasons why and sharing another parent’s advice can be helpful. The following checklist may help to soothe your baby.

*(Journal of Pedriatrics June 2017)

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Top tip

Have you considered keeping a diary to help you monitor your baby's crying and sleeping?

We offer practical advice and printable downloads.