Every single parent wants what is best for his/her baby, so in this article we will present you certain things which are not safe for your baby’s health and life as well. as you all know, babies are extremely delicate little creatures, so we should be very careful when taking care of them. For instance, we should never ever throw them in the air since it can be dangerous and even deadly.
What’s more, remember to never shake your baby since this can cause serious brain damage and in the worst cases it can even be lethal. Moreover, it can also cause permanent infant disabilities.
The reason why you must never shake your baby is because the baby’s brain is very fragile and the neck muscles are not strong. This means that when you make those extremely abrupt movements that you can’t control, it can cause the brain hit the walls of the baby’s skull which furthermore causes tearing of blood vessels and blood to pool inside the head. As a result, this causes damage which is irreversible and in the worst cases it can be lethal.
The name of this syndrome is shaken baby syndrome and it usually affects children under the age of 5. Here are the following conditions which can be caused by this attack:
- Learning and behavioral disabilities
- Brain injury
- Cerebral paralysis
Make sure to be extremely careful when you chose a nanny because sometimes people make huge mistakes when they want to calm down or silence the baby’s crying. It is then when they tend to shake the baby, but as we mentioned above, it can cause serious complications. Unfortunately, nowadays, there are so many reported cases of child abuse in day care and babysitters.
You have probably also seen parents who throw their babies up and hold them down when they fall as a part of a game, which on first sight is quite innocent, but this game can have fatal consequences.
Signs and symptoms that may arise if the baby has been shaken
Parents should definitely pay close attention to the signs of abuse in the little body of their baby, especially if it has been shaken, so here are some of the signs and symptoms that appear as a consequence of shaking:
- Decreased appetite
- Dilated pupils
- Nourishment problems
- Excessive irritability,
- Low muscle tone
- Difficulty in breathing
- Blood spots in the eyes
In the event you notice some of the abovementioned symptoms in your baby, make sure to consult your doctor immediately. Proper and fast medical attention can safe your baby’s life, and you should definitely report after that what happened in order to help other people as well.