Kohl's Shaken Baby Syndrome campaign partners
Print copies of these tips on calming a crying baby and put them in locations around your home where you and the baby spend a lot of time. Put one on the kitchen refrigerator, in the baby's bedroom and in the family room.
Every time you leave your baby in the care of a spouse, boyfriend, relative, friend or babysitter share these tips with whomever is in charge. These handy tips outline when to feed the baby, when to put the baby down for a nap, and advice for the baby's caretaker to prevent SBS.
Don't leave your baby in the care of other people without telling them that it is NEVER okay to shake the baby. Make sure that everyone who cares for your child knows about the dangers of shaking. Tell them that allowing a baby to cry is okay if the baby's needs have been met. Let them know that it is okay to call for help if they get frustrated.
Parents often need a break. Reach out to stressed parents by helping them with babysitting and household chores. Please help if you are asked to look after a crying baby. Know when you have reached your limit of frustration and get help if you need it. You can also help by being there to listen to their problems.