Shaken Baby Syndrome

Being a parent or a caregiver can be a tough job. You may find yourself getting frustrated at your baby for crying too much. If you've done everything you can to soothe and calm your baby but your baby keeps crying and you're getting more frustrated, put your baby down in a safe place, like a crib, and walk away.

Never shake your baby. Your baby can be severely injured or even die from being shaken. If you feel frustrated and angry, put your baby down in a safe place and walk away. Take some deep breaths or call a family member or friend for help.

Resources for Parents & Caregivers

Call for Help

If you believe that your baby may have been shaken and needs immediate medical attention, please call 911. To report abuse, call our Abuse Hotline at 1-800-252-5400. The hotline is toll-free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.