Common Signs of Shaken Baby Syndrome
The Shaken Baby Alliance is a non-profit charity on a mission to increase public awareness of Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS). The following are possible indications that your child may be suffering from Shaken Baby Syndrome:
- Extreme irritability, often misdiagnosed as colic
- Decreased appetite or feeding problems
- Inability to suck or swallow
- Lethargy or poor muscle tone
- Inability to follow movements with eyes
- No smiling or vocalization (cooing, gurgling, etc.)
- Seizures or convulsions, rolling eyes or eyes upward into head
- Pale or blueish skin
- Loss of consciousness or coma
- Difficulty breathing
- Dilated pupils
- Blood spots/pooling of blood in eyes
- Bruises on shoulders, neck, ribs (front and back), upper arms, arms, wrists Keep in mind that in many SBS cases, there are no outward signs of physical abuse.
All content provided and shared on this platform (including any information provided by users) is intended only for informational, entertainment, and communication purposes on matters of public interest and concern and is not intended to replace or substitute for professional medical, financial, legal, or other advice. None of the content should be considered mental health or medical advice or an endorsement, representation or warranty that any particular treatment is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. If you have specific concerns or a situation in which you require professional or medical advice, you should consult with an appropriately trained and qualified specialist.