Shaken Baby Syndrome is a condition that happens when a baby is shaken violently. Shaking a baby can cause brain damage, life-long disabilities, or death.
If you feel like you might lose control, put the baby in a safe place and walk away or ask someone for help.
Never shake a baby.
Listening to a baby cry for long periods of time can be very frustrating and upsetting for parents and caregivers, and is the most common trigger for shaking a baby.
It's normal for a baby to cry more often and for longer periods of time at certain points in their life.
Here's what you and anyone caring for your baby should know about infant crying.
In the first 5-6 months, it is normal for a baby's crying to increase in intensity, and the baby may not be consolable.
Sometimes there is no reason to explain why the baby is crying, and there is often nothing you can do.
Call the Parent Talk Line to a Public Health Nurse about your baby