Baby Care Advice » Shaken Baby Syndrome http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 HOW WOULD YOU FEEL IN THE PRESENCE OF A BABY WITH SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME? http://birthpolicy.org/478/how-would-you-feel-in-the-presence-of-a-baby-with-shaken-baby-syndrome/ http://birthpolicy.org/478/how-would-you-feel-in-the-presence-of-a-baby-with-shaken-baby-syndrome/#comments Fri, 19 Nov 2010 04:34:16 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/478/how-would-you-feel-in-the-presence-of-a-baby-with-shaken-baby-syndrome/

Question by tin woman:
How would you feel in the presence of a baby with shaken baby syndrome?

I had to transport a two-month old baby that was the victim of shaken baby syndrome. It was the most pathetic thing I have ever seen. I was angry but yet had to remain professional. That was a hard thing to do
I do not feel as though I am a hero. I feel as though God has blessed me with a gift and that I need to behave as he would anticipate me to, no matter how I might “feel” Thank-you all :)
they do not always die from it. This infant was rescuscitated at a world renowned hospital in Cleveland. The child does have permanent brain damage, however.


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Answer by boltthrower63
the person that did that should be hanged!!!

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I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF A BABY CAN GET SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME FROM RIDING IN A CAR? http://birthpolicy.org/447/i-would-like-to-know-if-a-baby-can-get-shaken-baby-syndrome-from-riding-in-a-car/ http://birthpolicy.org/447/i-would-like-to-know-if-a-baby-can-get-shaken-baby-syndrome-from-riding-in-a-car/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:50:25 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/447/i-would-like-to-know-if-a-baby-can-get-shaken-baby-syndrome-from-riding-in-a-car/ Question by ya360:
I would like to know if a baby can get Shaken Baby Syndrome from riding in a car?

I would like to know if a baby get Shaken Baby Syndrome from riding in a car, if the baby was not strapped in tight enough to it’s automobile seat. The breaking motion is backwards and forwards, and I am wondering if this might propel the baby forward enough during a breaking movement, especially on hilly roads.


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Answer by The Raenizzler
No, breaking is not going to cause shaken baby syndrome, but if you were off roading and going over very bumpy roads, that might be a different story.

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CAN A 12 MONTH OLD BABY GET SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME BY BUMPING HIS HEAD A LOT? http://birthpolicy.org/382/can-a-12-month-old-baby-get-shaken-baby-syndrome-by-bumping-his-head-a-lot/ http://birthpolicy.org/382/can-a-12-month-old-baby-get-shaken-baby-syndrome-by-bumping-his-head-a-lot/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:49:07 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/382/can-a-12-month-old-baby-get-shaken-baby-syndrome-by-bumping-his-head-a-lot/ Question by hyedi:
can a 12 month old baby get shaken baby syndrome by bumping his head a lot?

My 12 month old is very energetic and is always trying to do the impossible and ends up bumping his head on the floor hard sometimes and this has happened a lot lately due to the fact that im super pregnant and cant be on my feet most of the time can this give my baby shaken baby syndrome or something else pls let me know a.s.a.p. so i can get him checked out im so concerned……


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Answer by WaterPistol
Hi, I hear it’s perfectly normal for boys especially to be doing this. Mine does, and I just saw another question about this too.

However, with regards to shaken babies, my understanding of it is, it is more to do with newborns who can’t hold their head up themselves. The shaking of a little baby can damage them because of their head and neck flopping about the place. I very much doubt it would affect a 12 month old who has perfect control of their neck and head.

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CAN A SEVEN MONTH OLD BABY GET SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME FROM A BUMPY BOAT RIDE?? http://birthpolicy.org/295/can-a-seven-month-old-baby-get-shaken-baby-syndrome-from-a-bumpy-boat-ride/ http://birthpolicy.org/295/can-a-seven-month-old-baby-get-shaken-baby-syndrome-from-a-bumpy-boat-ride/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:54:37 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/295/can-a-seven-month-old-baby-get-shaken-baby-syndrome-from-a-bumpy-boat-ride/ Question by jb53103:
Can a seven month old baby get shaken baby syndrome from a bumpy boat ride??

We took her on a boat ride this day and we hit a few rough patches of water and I just got so worried about the whole shaken baby syndrome thing. She has acted fine and her usual self since then but Im still worried about it.


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Answer by Alex C
Nah, I highly doubt it.

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DOES PICKING UP MY NEWBORN TOO FAST CAUSE SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME? http://birthpolicy.org/172/does-picking-up-my-newborn-too-fast-cause-shaken-baby-syndrome/ http://birthpolicy.org/172/does-picking-up-my-newborn-too-fast-cause-shaken-baby-syndrome/#comments Mon, 04 Oct 2010 18:36:16 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/172/does-picking-up-my-newborn-too-fast-cause-shaken-baby-syndrome/ Question by ChikinHolla:
Does picking up my newborn too fast cause shaken baby syndrome?

She didnt wake up or cry but I have feeling I laid her down too fast. Also earlier this day I let my younger sister hold her and as I laid her in my sisters arms her head fell a gap in between her arm and her neck fell through and snapped back fast. I didnt hear an actual snap or anything and she didnt cry but Im afraid that my rough handling that I did this day might have caused shaken baby syndrome…I feel like a horrible new mom…..Im trying my ideal I swear, but sometime I forget how fragile and delicate newborn baby’s are. Do you think my baby will be okay? She is 2 weeks and 3 days by the way. Also is rocking a baby to fast harmful?


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Answer by Patricia*AtL
no she is fine

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BOUNCING BABIES…JUMPING BABIES…SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME? http://birthpolicy.org/84/bouncing-babies-jumping-babies-shaken-baby-syndrome/ http://birthpolicy.org/84/bouncing-babies-jumping-babies-shaken-baby-syndrome/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:35:30 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/84/bouncing-babies-jumping-babies-shaken-baby-syndrome/ Question by ~~Daniel’s Mommy~~:
Bouncing babies…jumping babies…Shaken Baby Syndrome?

My son is 7.5 months, and he adores being bounced on our knees or having us help him jump on the couch/bed. I do not do it often(or with lots of movement) as I do still worry about the shaken baby syndrome. At what age is ok to not worry about this? (When we were in hospital our nurse warned about the knee bouncing…but she did not state for how long)
I do not know what is up with the thumbs down…I gave most of you thumbs up!


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Answer by Merry C
Under a year you need to be extra careful, a tiny knee bouncing will not cause any damage to a seven month old though. As long as his head is not moving like a bobble head he will be perfectly fine.

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HELP ME!! MICHAEL J FOX JUST GAVE MY NEWBORN SHAKEN BABY SYNDROME!!!? http://birthpolicy.org/64/help-me-michael-j-fox-just-gave-my-newborn-shaken-baby-syndrome/ http://birthpolicy.org/64/help-me-michael-j-fox-just-gave-my-newborn-shaken-baby-syndrome/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:34:30 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/64/help-me-michael-j-fox-just-gave-my-newborn-shaken-baby-syndrome/ Question by bxxxarizia:
Help me!! Michael j fox just gave my newborn shaken baby syndrome!!!?

What would you advocate I do about this?

I thought about reporting him to the humane society but I kind of have a feeling they will put him down. Any other thoughts?


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Answer by Jennifer
Lol, yeah right

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