Doll Simmulates Shaken Baby Syndrome

A Wisconsin company has developed a doll that will hopefully save lives and teach parents about the dangers of shaking young children.

The shaken baby syndrome simulator is able to track a baby's injuries when the infant is shaken.

The Eau Claire company, Reality Works, provides this and similar products that give plastic dolls real life features to help future parents and caregivers.

The products are sold to social services, schools, hospitals and jails.

Rebecca Dienger from reality works says the most important aspect for people is to realize the effects of shaking a baby.

"Knowing that up to 10,000 infants are shaken gave us great motivation to get this product into the hands of educators to help prevent injury or even death," says Rebecca Dienger of Reality Works.

Dienger says parents and caregivers need to be willing to ask for help when they encounter inconsolable crying.


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