NEVER shake a baby!!!!!


Today is a very very sad day. Too many babies are being shaken, some die, many have profound disabilities and some come out with minor disabilities. Why is today extra sad? I just learned that my friend, whom I met through a Shaken Baby Syndrome Support Group, lost her son today. When he was a newborn he was shaken so severely that he was left severely disabled. Today he was a 7th grader. He never learned to walk, talk, and was blind. His basic life was stolen from him as a baby and today, he is gone for good.

This is a strong reminder.. NEVER under any circumstance SHAKE A BABY!!!! Just walk away.
I am in a VERY bad mood right now. I am pissed off at another injustice in this world. He didn't deserve this, his mother didn't deserve this and NO BABY deserves this. His death hits very close to home, we never physically met but over the last 4 years I was able to call his mother friend and I thought of TJ quite often. What should be a joyous time in their lives is now tragedy.

A bloody travesty.


  1. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend's son. What a tragic thing to have happen. My thoughts are with you and them.

  2. Mary D

    Oh God, that is just horrible!! I am so sorry that you have had to go through this through your friend :(

    Years ago, when I was in the hospital and gave birth to my 1st child, my hospital roomie was having her second one. I remember she told me that she had to shake her first infant to get it to sleep. I don't think back then people knew too much about shaken baby syndrome. I was horrified that she had to shake her baby, and am assuming she meant gently (though even gently is a huge NO NO). Had I known then what I know NOW, I would have reported her to the hospital head nurse or other authority.

    Some people are cruel, but too many are just plain ignorant :(

    Bummer ....

  3. there is a way to calm them all... what in the world could it be?

    the answer is...

    a bleder!

    (maybe only a few of the readers will catch this joke :D)

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  5. Deoxys, I have no idea what a bleder is but would you care to explain? I am not sure what it is, but regardless, a child has passed away from being shaken as a baby and my daughter has lifelong disabilities due to being shaken.

    Guess maybe I am not in a joking sort of mood....

  6. I am so very sorry. Losing a loved one is never easy, and to lose a child, I cannot imagine. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend.

  7. im sorry, it was a typing error, i meant a bleNder :)

  8. I am so sorry for you and your friend. These tragedies never make sense.

  9. That is heartbreaking. :-( I am so sorry.

  10. How sad, Jaime. I am so sorry for your friend's loss.
    Kudos to you for being an advocate to NOT shake a baby.

    OT, but I love what you've done with your site. Beautiful - - great job!


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