Every baby is unique and, getting to know your baby takes time. You’ve never met your baby before, so you won’t know what they want straight away.You need to get to know your baby over time so you can understand how to keep him or her happy.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help if you’re beginning to feel anxious or stressed. Sometimes talking to someone is a great help, your family and friends will always be there for you. If you’re feeling stressed or worried about the impact this may have on your baby you can talk to your health visitor, your midwife, your GP or the NSPCC helpline advisor at any time day or night.
Simply call 0808 800 5000.
There are specific helplines that offer support and advice about crying of if your baby isn’t sleeping, these are:
Family Lives 0808 800 2222
Cry-Sis 0800 448 0737
Here is a link to a short video to help you understand your baby