Baby shakes head causes brain damage?

Who Shakes Head? The baby can't shake his head enough to cause damage. But if the baby is shaken by someone else there can be severe and fatal brain injury. Babies must not be shaken!

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Can brain damage occur if a young child (6 - 7) shakes their head furiously around for ~30 seconds?

Unlikely to happen. The fit behaviors of a child, including head banging, head shaking and similar displays are unlikely to produce any injury.Their bigger risk is falling or bumping into a fixed structure while they fit, adding a real trauma to their self directed display. Monitoring the event out of your peripheral vision and only responding if they stop can sabotage the immediate gain they get by spooking you. Read more...

I'm 35w pregnant and my 21m old fell on what I think is my babies head. Could he harm her in there and cause any brain damage to her?

Not likely . There is plenty of cushioning around the baby. Use it as an opportunity to discuss how we should be gentle around people but I am sure it was an accident and don't worry about it. Read more...
Unlikely. Think of a watermelon in a pool. It bounces around in the water & any direct hit would push it out of the way. Same thing happens in your womb. Babies head is surrounded by water & flexible tissues. Car crash=bad injury but kid bumping yo=not so much. Read more...

How much do you have to shake your head to get brain damage?

Shaken or shake self. Probably almost impossible if you shake your own head. Very vigorous shaking, if shaken as an abult. Very little shaking can cause significant brain damage to a baby, toddler or person with an unknown or known brain aneurism or blood vessel abnormality. Read more...

I'm 20 and for a few times I head banged hard to music. I mostly shake my head slowly. I put it away now. Is it possible for permanent brain damage?

No... "Head Banging" or shaking your head to loud rock music is not going to cause brain damage. You brain is very protected in your skull - avoid "head banging" your head into hard surfaces (which would likely only break your skin) and you should be fine. Enjoy your music, have fun, and protect your hearing by avoiding excessively loud music. Read more...