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.