Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is a form of child abuse by shaking a baby that will result in brain and head injury. It may strike inside skull leading to bleeding and bruising that cause subdural haemorrhage. The syndrome can occur even less than 5 second shaking. Most injury effect to children age below 2 years and many cases victims are boys.
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Parents not aware that they abuse their baby because they think shaking baby is to keep baby happy. There are no sign of injury of this syndrome and need to use X-Ray to diagnose it. It is not good for a baby to get X-Ray in early ages.
Other’s than normal shaking, they are stressed parent make abuse by shake their children to quiet crying.
Sign and symptoms Shaken Baby Syndrome
• Fussy or irritated
• Can’t move much
• Too much sleep and hard to awake.
• Blood in the eyes
• Can’t breathing well
• Not eating well
• Pale or bluish skin
• Head is turned to one side
Parents and baby sitter must aware of the dangers of shaking .Shaken baby syndrome can result in permanent disabilities and it can even cause partial or complete paralysis. Remember, never shake your baby. It can cause a fatal damage and you will regret later.