Did you know Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a leading cause of child abuse deaths in the United States?
Statistically speaking, infants who are victims of Shaken Baby Syndrome are most likely to be:
Research shows that parents and their partners are most often the ones who shake a baby, and men are much more likely to do so than women. Parents or caregivers are more likely to shake an infant when they:
The Period of PURPLE Crying® is a phrase used to describe the time in a baby's life when they cry more than any other time. It was developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. During this phase of a baby's life, he or she can cry for hours and still be healthy and normal.
Pediatricians have learned that all babies go through this period —some babies can cry a lot and some far less, but they all go through it. When babies are going through this period they seem to resist soothing. Nothing helps. Soothing methods that have helped before don't comfort them. Parents often think there must be something wrong or they would not be crying like this.