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Shaken baby syndrome happens when someone shakes, hits, or throws a baby. This often causes irreparable brain damage. Most often, this happens when adults violently shake an infant that is crying and the adult is stressed. The best way to avoid hurting your baby is to handle your frustration in healthy ways and always be sure that those watching your baby do the same. Signs of shaken baby syndrome include vomiting, feeling sluggish, trouble hearing, bleeding, seizures, and unconsciousness. If you feel you cannot handle your baby's crying, ask for help. Shaken baby syndrome can be deadly. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how shaken baby syndrome is caused as well as signs, treatments, and prevention tips.

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Do you worry too much? Here's how stress in parents can cause stress and worry in baby. Learn how to calm yourself and help your baby stay calm, too.

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