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has your baby ever cried so much you wanted to shake it so it would stop?
March 4, 2013 at 10:08 PM

if this saved even one life, would you share this video?
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  1. 47% - Yes
  2. 44% - No
  3. 8% - I just did


  • Anonymous 6
    by Anonymous 6
    March 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM
    It has never once occured to me to shake my babies. I get frustrated as all hell, but I direct the anger more at myself. I don't think "stop crying, I want to shake you!" I think "stop crying before I smother *myself* with a pillow!"
  • paganmommy4
    March 4, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    i can understand that split second but they do stop crying. I couldn't shake a baby

  • Anonymous 7
    by Anonymous 7
    March 4, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    No I have never want to shake either of my kids when they were babies.

  • Anonymous 8
    by Anonymous 8
    March 4, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    I have thought about it. I never did it though. I couldnt bear to do it and I knew it would screw my kid up. I have been so frustrated I have thought about getting up and walking away from my kids for a few months. Would I ever do these things no.

  • laranadtony
    March 4, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    Quoting lovemyhoney19:

    I don't want to watch the video but I am curious to know what it's about. Is that guy shaking a baby on camera? :(

    Noooooo, he is instructing you to spend one dollar on earplugs and shows you (using eggs) what shaking can do to them.

  • Anonymous 9
    by Anonymous 9
    March 4, 2013 at 10:47 PM
    What a wonderfully amazing daddy. I want to go hug him.
    No, I have never wanted to shake my baby BUT I did understand how people reach that point. I never understood why someone ACTUALLY did it. But Iived with a child who could easy make you reach that point. They same child is now the most amazing 5 year old kiddo I know. It is such a heartbreaking subject and a HUGE problem. My heart goes out to him and his family. What a very useful video.
  • laranadtony
    March 4, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    I have felt like it but I put them in the crib and ran in the bathroom and shut the door.

    I am taking shit now from some of my kids because my ex is telling them I would do that...

  • Anonymous 10
    by Anonymous 10
    March 4, 2013 at 10:48 PM

    this. I don't know a single mother who HASN"T gotten to the point where they have bee on the edge od exhaustion.. BUT like she said, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THEM, has set the baby, gently, down and walked away. taken a few minutes to recompose and then been able to comfort the baby.

    Quoting BeAmour:

    I've wanted to but the maternal side and my medical knowledge stopped me. There was one night that I had gotten so frustrated bc DS was crying all day, all night. I hadn't slept in about 2 days, I finally got him to calm down and sleep. My head was pounding, I was exhausted. As it always would happen, the minute I laid my head on the pillow and got comfortable, DS started screaming again. I could have shook him but I hit the wall instead.

    I always told myself when I got to that point, it wasn't his fault so don't take it out on him. I never did. No matter how frazzled I was, after I hit the wall or said some profanities before going into his room, I always calmed down and went in with my soothing mommy voice and most of the time, a smiling face.

    There was a couple times where I had to put DS in his crib and go outside and just sit for a bit. We lived in an apartment and the steps I sat on was outside his room so I could hear him but it didn't effect me like it did when I was inside. I calmed down, called my mom and went back in.

    I do understand how it can happen though. :( it's tragic.

  • mom2ljh
    by mom2ljh
    March 4, 2013 at 10:49 PM
    Noooooo. His five year old daughter is the victim of SBS. He's simulating what happens when you shake a baby and offering an inexpensive alternative, $1 ear plugs. You can still hear and attend to baby but they'll help enough that you won't shake the baby. It's worth the watch

    Quoting lovemyhoney19:

    I don't want to watch the video but I am curious to know what it's about. Is that guy shaking a baby on camera? :(

  • Anonymous 11
    by Anonymous 11
    March 4, 2013 at 10:53 PM

    DD had screaming, purple in the face colic for over three months. Every waking moment that she wasn't attached to the boob she was screaming, all day and all night. I got less than an hour or two of sleep every night for months and I was beside and beyond myself but I put my hand through the wall instead. I wanted to slap her or shake her (I understand the urge) to make her stop but I know not to. It's OK to be that angry and frustrated but it's not OK to take it out on the baby.

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