- Don't jog or jump with your baby on your back or shoulders.
- Don't throw your baby into the air.
- Don't spin your baby around.
- Don't swing your baby around by a leg and arm or by the ankles.
Explain this danger to anyone who cares for your baby. Older children, neighbors, grandparents, and others need to follow this rule. If you get angry at your baby, stop what you're doing. Put your baby in a safe place. Take 10 deep breaths. Call a friend. Write down you feelings. When you feel calm again, go back to your baby. Whisper soothing words. Gentle stroke your baby's back. Pick up your baby and walk. Rock in a rocking chair.