Jenny Horner shows Bridges members the dangers of shaking a baby.
Because babies' brains are heavy and their necks are not fully developed, they are
more susceptible to injuries and could even die from being shaken.
Because shaking causes the brain to swell, a shaken baby can develop irreversible
brain damage, spinal cord injuries, blindness, cerebral palsy, loss of hearing,
seizures, learning disabilities and even death.
Caregivers may get upset by a child's crying and shake a baby or child out of frustration.
After enough shaking, a baby will stop, either because the child is unconscious
or because the brain has swelled and the baby is unable to cry.
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