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Shaken baby syndrome (SBS) is the group of signs and symptoms that results in traumatic head injury from violently shaking an infant.
SBS can happen with or without an impact to the head. Some parents or caregivers may shake their babies out of frustration, stress, or anger due to inconsolable crying. Other caregivers may simply not know that shaking a baby can be so dangerous.
Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome BC has delivered the Period of PURPLE Crying®, an injury prevention parent education program, since 2009. This province-wide program provides education on increased infant crying, soothing techniques, coping skills, and the dangers of shaking infants.