Further to the Parents Tips published yesterday on managing the most common childhood illnesses, “Coping with a crying baby during the COVID-19 pandemic” is our next publication to help parents during these times.

It is hard at the best of times coping with a crying baby. However, it is much more difficult when you are confined to the house and separated from your usual activities and support from family and friends. With this in mind, we have put together a few facts on infant crying which we hope you find helpful – and, most importantly, some tips on how to get through this time and feel more in control and safe.

The new Coping with a crying baby during the COVID-19 pandemic Parent Tips includes:

  • A few facts about crying
  • When should you worry about a baby’s crying?
  • Coping with a crying baby – what can you do?
  • Things you can do to soothe your crying baby
  • Where to get help

This new Parent Tips, together with those published yesterday, can be found in our **Parenting Through Coronavirus (COVID-19)** webpage – under the section “What to do if your child is unwell”

This updated document explains screening tests offered during and after pregnancy – it sets out the antenatal and newborn screening programmes.

PHE: Screening tests for you and your baby: description in brief

It is available in English and 12 other languages:

  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • French
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Somali
  • Urdu

This booklet gives information to parents on the screening tests that are offered during pregnancy and after baby is born. It explains the different types of test and what the tests are looking for.

Easy read versions of the booklet for people with learning disabilities are also available to download.