Babies Cry

“Babies cry. Some cry a lot. Crying is part of normal child development. Try to find out why your baby is crying (wet diaper, hungry, needs to cuddle), but if nothing works, it’s OK to let your baby cry.”


~Dr. Ron Barr

Never Shake a Baby (English with subtitles)

Nunca sacuda a un bebé (Español con subtitulos)


A majority of parents can agree that calming a baby can be quite a task. Click here for some time-tested baby calmers to help you and your baby.


Parenting can be stressful.  To help your baby and yourself weather the storms, first take care of yourself. Read more for some helpful tips.


Caregivers, just like parents, can use some helpful tips on how to deal with a crying child. Make sure they know to never shake your baby.

No child, at any age, should ever be shaken.

Taking care of a fussy baby, or a baby who cries and cannot be consoled, is very, very stressful. Sometimes, usually out of frustration, a caregiver will shake the baby forcefully, in an attempt to make him stop crying.
Never shake a baby because his tiny, fragile brain may be damaged. It takes only a few seconds of shaking to cause irreversible brain damage in an infant. Further damage can occur if the shaking ends with the baby hitting something, like a wall or mattress. When a baby is shaken to the point where his brain is damaged, it is called Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) or Shaken Impact Syndrome.




Every hour, one child in Arizona is abused or neglected. 24 hours a day.

Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) is a severe form of child maltreatment. One third of young children who are shaken violently will die. Shaken Baby Syndrome is 100% preventable!

Never Shake a Baby Arizona (NSBAz) is an evidence-based program that is aimed at providing parents information and skills to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome. Our goal is to eliminate Shaken Baby Syndrome. To achieve this goal, NSBAz is working to be available throughout the state to all parents who have just given birth.