My daughter is 4 months old, and she likes it when I hold her and quickly spin her around in a circle, when I sway back and forth--she just likes big movements in general.
I didn't really think anything of it until my mother told me I was being too rough with her and I could give her SBS by doing that.
What's the verdict on this? I always support her head when I swing her around, and I read that SBS is caused by the head whipping back and forth violently and uncontrollably.
She likes the big exaggerated movements like playing airplane and spinning around in a circle. Do you think I should stop doing that?
:( Now I'm scared I've given my baby brain damage.
I'm pretty sure she'll let you know if you're doing it too rough.
You have to really shake them to get baby shaken sydrome. Kind of like whiplash. If she likes it and your not really shaking her than your all good.
You're the mother. Use your natural instincts..
I wouldn't spin her that fast though.
Honestly I don't think that will give her SBS. Would I do that to my 4 mo old. No, but if she likes it and its not hurting her then go ahead.
My youngest kid, when she was wee would love when i bounced her with force, and literally like smacked her butt at the same time. Like a pat and rock, roughly. hah.
Don't spin her like, carrie fast but a bit of this and that ain't gonna do a damn thing.
Thank you guys. This is my first child so I'm a little scared and nervous being a new mom. I don't want to mess up!
Yeah I figured if she's smiling while I'm doing it she's okay.
But at the same time I'd rather be safe than sorry.
spinning and bouncing with some force was the only way i could get my daughter to not scream when she was a newb. Baby will let you know if you're doing something wrong.
Quoting Puff the Magic Dragon!:" ha, no. My youngest kid, when she was wee would love when i bounced her with force, and literally like ... [snip!] ... Like a pat and rock, roughly. hah. Don't spin her like, carrie fast but a bit of this and that ain't gonna do a damn thing."
This is my DD! She loves to be spanked lol.
Quoting HybridMoon:" This is my DD! She loves to be spanked lol."
lol, only way i would get mine to sleep for the first 7 mos!!
If she's actually enjoying it and isn't crying, if she isn't acting strangely afterward, etc. then she's fine. You're her mom and you more than likely know how to handle your own child, know what I mean? That said, there is actually information out there about this. You're not the only parent who has had someone tell them they're going to hurt their baby by playing with them.
"Additionally the National Association of Medical Examiners Ad Hoc Committee on Shaken Baby Syndrome states:
...experts in many scientific fields have investigated whether such apparently innocent practices as tossing a baby into the air and other playful maneuvers might cause brain damage by a similar shaking mechanism. Currently, it is generally accepted that such playful practices do not result in injuries to the young child's brain. The type of shaking that is thought to result in significant brain injury involves holding the child by the thorax or an extremity and violently shaking the child back and forth, causing the head to forcefully whiplash forward and backward with repeated accelerations and decelerations in each direction. (Case et al., 2001)"
she will let you know if your being to rough with her. You have to really shake a baby to get shaken baby syndrome. My 3 month old loves to go upside down so i just hold his head really good and tilt him down some he thinks its hysterical.