Forceful shaking can permanently disable or kill a child. The injury associated with baby shaking - Shaken Baby Syndrome - is a preventable tragedy. Sadly, some parents and caregivers react to their frustration with a baby’s crying by shaking the object of their frustration - the baby. This need not happen.
The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa has produced a video, Never shake a baby! What parents and caregivers need to know. It helps parents and those to whom parents entrust their child’s care cope effectively with the stress of a child’s crying. The video is also increasing public awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome, and supporting the development of local prevention initiatives across Canada.
The production of this video in both English and French was undertaken by the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa and its partners,