July 21, 2019 / Head Trauma Prevention

Learn about abusive head trauma

A flash of frustration can be deadly for your baby. Abusive head trauma, or shaken baby syndrome, can happen when stress levels rise and an infant or young child is shaken by a parent or caregiver from stress. It’s a leading cause of death for young children in the Tampa Bay area. 

Parents and caregivers must understand that crying is normal and babies may cry because they’re hungry, need a diaper change, are teething, are over-tired or are simply too hot or cold. If you feel yourself becoming frustrated, know that it’s ok to leave the child safely on their back in the crib and step out of the room to regroup. 

Learn more about how to keep children safe during the summer in an article in Tampa Bay Moms Blog