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Babies cry, even at Christmas, but you can cope

Being a new parent is challenging, but there is support out there. Your health visitor is a great source of information. Dads, and dads-to-be, that means you too.

Christmas can be a very enjoyable time but Christmas can be stressful too.

If you’re looking after a young baby remember to pause at the door and check the three C’s.

Calm – Are you calm?

Careful – Can you be careful?

Caring – Will you be caring?

For more information:

Home – ICON Cope

We hope you have a great Christmas and New Year.

Your health visiting team are working thought out the Christmas period apart from bank holidays. Please contact us if you have any questions or need support.



Babies cry, even at Christmas, but you can cope.

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Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-5 years called ParentLine. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.30pm in Brighton & Hove and Monday to Friday between 9am to 4.30pm in West Sussex, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a health visitor within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens.

Should you require urgent health advice in the meantime, please contact your GP, visit an NHS walk-in centre or call NHS 111. For emergencies, dial 999 or visit A&E.

This page was last reviewed on 22-12-2023

This page will be next reviewed on 22-12-2026