Ottawa County Stop Child Abuse and Neglect Council (SCAN)
The Ottawa County Stop Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Council is a community-based effort to prevent child abuse and neglect in Ottawa County. SCAN helps to coordinate child abuse prevention efforts to ensure we are working together as a community to protect children. Our team at Arbor Circle partners with SCAN to raise awareness of child abuse and advocate for children who are at risk of abuse or neglect.
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Safe Sleep and Dealing with Crying
Below are some important tips on crying, soothing, and safe sleep for baby:
Period of Purple Crying
The Period of PURPLE Crying program helps parents and caregivers understand and cope with their baby’s normal crying patterns during the first few months of life, emphasizing that excessive crying is a normal developmental phase and providing support and strategies to manage this challenging period.
Peak of Crying
Your baby may cry more each week, the most in month 2, then less in 3-5.
Crying can come and go and you don’t know why.
Your baby may not stop crying no matter what you try.
A crying baby may look like they are in pain, even when they are not.
Crying can last as much as 5 hours a day, or more.
Your baby may cry more in the late afternoon and evening.
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