What happens if an infant’s head flops back?
It can lead to permanent brain damage and, in the most severe cases, even death. Babies under a year old are at the greatest risk for shaken baby syndrome, especially between 2 and 4 months, a stage when babies tend to cry a lot. Despite the name, shaken baby syndrome can occur in toddlers as well.
How long do you have to be careful with babies neck?
Your baby will probably be able to lift her head when she’s about a month old, and hold it up when placed in a sitting position at around 4 months. Her neck muscles and head control should be strong and steady by 6 months.
Can a child break their neck?
A broken neck can range from a small, hairline crack, to a bone or bones breaking into two or more pieces. Treatment for a broken neck depends on how bad the break is and which bones are involved. Your child will likely be sent home with a neck brace or collar. You can help your child’s neck heal with care at home.
What is infant shudder syndrome?
Shuddering attacks (SA) are an uncommon benign disorder of infants and young children, with movements resembling shivering and straining, without impaired consciousness or epileptiform EEG, and showing resolution or improvement by 2 or 3 years of age.