Handle with care

Last updated: 04 Sep 2018 Topics: Safeguarding and child protection

Need-to-know: a guide to keeping your baby safe

Rough handling of babies can cause serious injuries. Handle with care: a guide to keeping your baby safe explains the dangers and gives advice on safe ways of holding and caring for a baby.

This simple guide explains why parents should never shake their baby and suggests ways they can soothe them when they cry. There are tips on how to cope when the crying doesn’t stop or seems too much to handle.

The guide is also a valuable resource for services and professionals working with new parents or in antenatal care.

Author: NSPCC
Published: 2015