A huge effort to save and protect babies is sweeping the nation. Click here to see my story on KWWL.com
Sadly, about 1,400 babies in the U.S. receive care for Shaken Baby Syndrome each year.
Of that number, about 30 percent die, and the rest deal with life-long disabilities and injuries.
Every child who is shaken is damaged – whether that is blindness, retardation, brain injury and more.
Luckily, a new movement has emerged, educating people on “The Period of Purple Crying” – which basically teaches that after changing and feeding, comforting and more, if nothing else quiets your baby’s cries, put your baby in a safe place and walk away for a few minutes.
Sometimes doctors can’t detect Shaken Baby Syndrome, because the signs aren’t always visible.
No matter how tired or frustrated you are, it is never okay to shake a baby.
Doctors, nurses and baby advocates hope the effort, which includes a free DVD, saves babies’ lives.
Here are links to resources, stories of SBS survivors, and the sweet little ones who did not survive: The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome.
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This post was written by qni_it on March 29, 2011