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Coping with crying helplines


Soothing a crying baby

Help and information from the NHS.


Helpline: 08451 228 669


From its modest beginnings, Cry-sis has developed to become a well-respected and national charity. The stated aims remain 'to be efficient and effective in providing self-help and support to families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies'.  To achieve this, Cry-sis runs a national telephone helpline that is available to callers every day of the year between 9.00am and 10.00pm. Callers are referred to a trained volunteer member of Cry-sis who has had personal experience of crying or sleep problems within their own family.

The National Childbirth Trust

Helpline: 0300 330 0700


How to cope and keep calm with a crying baby

Becoming a parent is a life-enhancing experience, but it can also be challenging and sometimes stressful.  We are here to help you through this transition, offering relevant information, reassurance and mutual support.

TAMBA (Twins and Multiple Birth Association)

Twinline: 0800 138 0509


The first year

TAMBA is a charity set up by parents of twins, triplets and higher multiples and interested professionals. It is the only UK wide organisation that directly helps tens of thousands of parents of twins, triplets and more and professionals to meet the unique challenges that multiple birth families face.  Tamba wants all families with twins, triplets and more to share the same opportunities as other families, so they can enjoy their unique experiences to the full. Membership is open to all those involved in the care of twins, triplets and more.




Netmums is a unique local network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once you have registered on your local site you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go and much, much more.

The Baby Centre


7 reasons babies cry and how to soothe them

A good online resource for new and expectant parents.

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