Helpful Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe: Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

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Pub. 5004 - Helpful Tips to Keep Your Baby Safe: Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS)

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a preventable, acquired traumatic brain injury that is caused by the brain moving back and forth inside the skull and being bumped, bruised or twisted as a result of shaking, jerking and jolting. Babies are extremely vulnerable to injuries from shaking because their neck muscles are not strong enough to control the motion of their heads. Shaken Baby Syndrome can cause brain damage, blindness, paralysis, seizures, and fractures.

Shaken Baby Syndrome can result in the death of your child.

These tips have been developed to help prevent the occurrence of SBS.

Pub. 5004 (01/05)