Babies are very delicate and we must be very careful when we take care of them or when we play with them and we should never throw them in the air, because it can be dangerous or even deadly.
Nor for any reason you should shake the baby, as this can cause serious brain damage, which sometimes can be fatal. This can also cause permanent infant disabilities.
The brain of a baby is very fragile, and the neck muscles are not strong, so to make those very abrupt head movements you can not control, and it causes the brain from hitting the walls of his skull which causes tearing of blood vessels and blood to pool inside the head, causing damage that is irreversible and in the worst cases can even cause death.
This injury has a name, called shaken baby syndrome and can occur in children under 5 years of age. This attack can cause the following conditions in the child:
Learning and behavioral disabilities
We must be careful with caregivers or nannies, because when the adults are responsible for any control lost of the situation when they shake the baby to silence it, they can cause severe consequences to the infant. There have been many reported cases of child abuse in day care and babysitters.
There are parents who also tend to throw their babies up and hold them down when they fall, as a game, this seems to be quite innocent, but that could have fatal consequences.
Signs and symptoms that may arise if the baby has been shaken
We must be vigilant for signs of abuse in the little body of our baby, but especially if it was shaken, it may have the following signs and symptoms:
Difficulty in breathing
Blood spots in the eyes
Low muscle tone
If you suspect your baby has been shaken or have any of these symptoms, look for an appropriate immediate medical help. Prompt medical attention may save the life of your child, and afterwards report what happened.
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