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Can u kill a baby whos almost 2 for shaking them

i think u can, but what if its just quick shake to get their attention, nothing long lasting. the baby was fine, but just for future reference thanks

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Asked by lizzybee44 at 9:30 AM on Nov. 10, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • Yes, a 2 year old can die from "shaken baby syndrome". It doesn't take much to harm their little brains.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:32 AM on Nov. 10, 2011

  • Never, never shake a child of any age. It is not acceptable to shake them to get their attention or anything else. Get help and take some parenting classes, please.

    Answer by mrsgino at 9:33 AM on Nov. 10, 2011

  • You should try something other than shaking. Clapping, maybe, flashing the lights on and off...engaging in physically aggressive behaviors makes it much easier to lose control.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 9:35 AM on Nov. 10, 2011

  • It swells the brain and does a lot of damage. Even if it didn't kill the child it could cause life long brain damage. A rule of thumb, if a person gets angry enough to harm a child they need to learn to walk away. If they can call someone to come watch the child for a few minutes, that's even better so they can have time to calm down.

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:36 AM on Nov. 10, 2011

  • I would like to direct your attention to the story of Madison Cundiff. She was a sweet, beautiful, loving almost 2 year old.  had the pleasure of teaching this beautiful baby in the first years of her life. Her father's ex girlfriend shook her to death. I can't imagine how anyone could do this to such a beautiful baby, or any child for that matter. Please don't ever shake a child of any age. Even a quick shake can cause damage.


    Answer by Eviesmommy at 9:41 AM on Nov. 10, 2011

  • Yes it is possible.

    Answer by MrsMWF at 10:02 AM on Nov. 10, 2011

  • Shaking your child because you are angry that he or she won't stop crying is heartbreaking! Makes me so mad to know that someone would do that to their child!

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 10:43 AM on Nov. 10, 2011

  • yes. even if you dont damamge their brains, you can do damamge to their neck muscles or spines are their heads flop around. Never shake a child of any age. If you need their attention, get direct eye contact. Move your face to them, not their face to you. Change your tone of voice, make a funny noise that captures their attention, clap your hands, or establish a routine that when you need their attention you will__________ (ring a bell, blow a whistle, flash a red light, say their enitre name, etc).

    Answer by Nimue930 at 11:08 AM on Nov. 10, 2011

  • wow are you rally telling us you shook your baby.....? I mean there is no excuse for that! That is really scary and I have a cousin who dieed of SBS at 4! Also did you know the child could appear to be fine and come down with suptoms as far as 2-4 days later? YUP... so maybe you should take that baby to the hospital and tell them what you did so they can make sure s(he) is okay! That is just plain disgusting...

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 3:52 PM on Nov. 10, 2011

  • You can shake a 4 year old and still hurt their brains! If they're crying and you can't get them to stop....walk away. Never, ever, ever shake them!!

    Answer by newmommy87 at 5:35 PM on Nov. 10, 2011

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