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.

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