• Dadwagon on Facebook
  • Dadwagon on Twitter
  • Dadwagon RSS feed

Will The Real Theodore Please Stand Up?

November 5th, 2010  |  by  |  Published in Uncategorized  |  1 Comment

My good friend Matt wondered if perhaps, judging by my post from earlier today, I had gone all squishy on the readers of DadWagon. Rest assured I have not.

Fact: one of the requirements of discharge from the mother and child ward at the NYU Langone Medical Center (which I literally have nothing bad to say about; from top to bottom, they’ve been wonderful to us; may you all have your babies here) includes watching a short video (on the Maternity Channel) on inherent risks in shaking your baby. The name of the video: “Don’t Shake Your Baby.” Shaking your baby, it seems, can cause Shaken Baby Syndrome, which is bad.

Consider: we live in a country which finds it necessary to remind parents not to shake their baby until she is massively injured. God bless the American Bar Association. Below I’ve attached a video I found on youtube entitled “Don’t Shake Your Baby,” which, on my one quick view, seems more to do with making babies than caring for them.



  1. Dennis P says:

    November 6th, 2010at 1:00 am(#)

    I just don’t understand how anyone in their right mind could think that shaking a baby is okay. I’ve been upset and frustrated before, but the thought of shaking either of my kids has never entered my mind. I have however thought about shaking myself a nice cocktail to relax from the stress of parenting!LOL.

Leave a Response


Recent Comments

  • Dee: As one of the impressed moms there last night, and also because my kid ate 3 bowls of that bolognese, thanks for...
  • Drew Wallner via Facebook: I’m totally making this when we get back from holiday travel, I even just got a...
  • Matt: Whoops! Just put that back in. The recipe editor has been fired.
  • Ed Lilly: Looks great – thanks for posting! One question – you did not specify putting the meat back into...
  • Maks: I’m against baby yoga for sure, but want to say something regarding that author is a little wild about...

DadWagon Reads!



The Right Way to Swear in Front of Your Kids


Context, context, context.

Sep 19th 2:33pm • No Comments

I don't care. EAT IT ANYWAY, KID!

‘Five Second Rule’ for Food on Floor Is Untrue, Study Finds


Researchers concluded that no matter how fast you pick up food that falls on the floor, you will pick up bacteria with it.

Sep 19th 11:38am • No Comments


Why Danish Parents Like to Talk About Death


It's because it makes for happier kids, says new book.

Aug 11th 8:19am • No Comments

Not sure whether to be proud or pissed we didn't make this list.

The Awl

The definitive ranking of dads.

Aug 3rd 5:39pm • No Comments