Shaking a baby may cause bleeding in the brain, which in turn may lead to a number of complications and even death.
While there has been a common belief that a baby must be rocked and shaken to make it healthy, but this is not exactly the case. Extreme care must be taken while a child is raised.
To soothe a crying baby,
You need to hug it, embrace it and even hum a lullaby. Surely, you must be doing these, but perseverance here will bring you success. You can also turn off the lights and turn on soft music or swoosh in its ears, this will surely soothe it.
In such a case, you need to lay the baby and caress it, to calm it down. There are also some kids who are soothed by repeated motion. In such a case, walking a baby in a stroller or rocking in a rhythmic motion helps. Also, many-a-times a car ride works all the magic.
Babies also get pacified by sucking.
This helps them calm and relax. It can be done by allowing the baby to breastfeed or by offering a pacifier. These things, help a lot.
What happens when you shake a baby?
Gradually, bleeding may start, as the nerves and blood vessels get damaged due to shaking.