Don’t Shake Baby


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Shaking a Baby is Extremely Dangerous

Shaking can cause permanent brain damage or even death.

If You Feel You Need Help and You Have Nobody, Then Put the Baby Down

At around six to eight weeks of age, babies are crying as much as they’re going to cry but they do not yet reliably respond to their parents. This is when they are at risk if the parent is exhausted or frustrated and has an inappropriate reaction. If you don’t have someone to hand the baby over to, putting the baby down is the best response.


Dr. Janet Werker