Frustration to Permanent Damage
By Beth Savinelli Class 5
Shaken Baby Syndrome
Frustration can lead to permanent damage
The biggest cause of shaken baby syndrome is frustrated parents. Having a newborn is a very stressful time and things like crying can lead to the parents getting angry at the child. This might lead them to believe that shaking the baby will make it stop.
Shaken baby syndrome can also happen by the newborn falling, however this rarely does lead to this type of syndrome.
Physical abuse can also lead to this syndrome.
A crying baby is not the end of the world
there are many symptoms that come with this syndrome. The baby's intellectual development is very affected. Their sense of alertness is highly decreased along with their vision and appetite. your babies behavior can also be affected by severely shaking it. You will notice that your baby is a lot more sensitive and will not smile as much as it used to. Things like vomiting and losing conscious can also occur due to this syndrome. These are all things you should look out for if you think your newborn has this syndrome.
Ways to prevent
Never shake your baby in general. Calm down, and breath when you are frustrated. Keep hands off the baby when angry.
If you feel overwhelmed, call a friend or relative to watch the baby while you cool down.
Do not hold your baby while you are in an argument, this can lead to you holding the baby as you are getting angry, which could cause you to accidently shake the child too much.
For more information on Shaken Baby Syndrome go to this site
Heres a video for more information
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