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You Have To Know Shaken Baby Syndrome!

Have you heard of Shaken Baby Syndrome? It is a severe brain injury caused when an adult/parent/care giver vigorously/violently/forcibly shakes a newborn baby or a toddler.
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Shaken baby syndrome destroys a child's brain cells and prevents his or her brain from getting enough oxygen. Shaken baby syndrome is a form of child abuse that can result in permanent brain damage or death. .
Shaken baby syndrome is preventable. Parents should educate other caregivers about the dangers of shaken baby syndrome. (Mayo Clinic).
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Knowing all the above, why do mums, aunts. Etc insist on throwing babies up and turning them upside down three times after bathing them? While I can’t say for certain that this may cause Shaken Baby Syndrome, all newborn babies have very weak muscles and almost no control over their necks and heads. During one of these throws, it would be very easy for the baby to sustain such an injury.
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Dear mums and dads, do not allow anyone to throw your newborn baby and toddler.

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