Soothing a Crying Baby: Learn More About Head Trauma

Shaking a baby in a moment of frustration can cause serious harm or death. When shaking an infant, the head jerks back and forth rapidly causing the brain to slam repeatedly against the skull. It is normal to feel frustrated or stressed by crying. Common triggers for shaking a child include toilet training, perceived misbehavior and crying.

> Read the Soothe Your Baby: Learn More About Head Trauma Fact Sheet (English)
> Read the Cómo calmar a un bebé: Aprenda más sobre el trauma de la cabeza Fact Sheet (Spanish)
> Listen to the Parenting Today Radio Show: Soothing a Crying Baby (mp3)

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