Never shake a baby

Dangers of shaking a baby

Infants and young children up to age five are susceptible to head/brain trauma because their neck muscles are weak and cannot always support the size of their heads. Sudden shaking motion causes trauma to a baby’s fragile brain and may cause death, paralysis, cerebral palsy, seizures, blindness, mental retardation, dyslexia, and motor dysfunction.

How to know the baby may have been shaken ??

  • Extreme irritability
  • Rigidity
  • seizures
  • Lethargy
  • Vomiting
  • Coma
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dilated pupils
  • Blood spot in eyes.

Seek proper medical care immediately if you suspect your baby has been shaken. It may save your child’s life.