shaken baby syndrome

Mama Drama: Preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome

Dear Mama Drama: I am pregnant with my first child and due in a few weeks. I am very anxious about being a good mother and especially how to help my baby when she is crying. I will only be able to take six weeks off of work, so I am also worried about finding a caregiver I can trust. I have heard of situations where a frustrated babysitter has shaken a baby and caused a lot of harm. ~Scared of Shaking (photo credit) Dear Scared: Most new moms are anxious about how they will handle being a parent as well as the care their baby will receive when they are not with them. Planning ahead for providing the best care possible for your baby is a great start to alleviating some of those worries. Crying is the way babies communicate. They cry to tell us they are tired, hungry, wet, agitated, and more...