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    Default am i been silly???

    Hi, I am new here. I posted a couple of days ago, but don't know of I posted in the right section or not.

    Firstly, I must say I suffer from bad anxiety which is now in process of been treated by the Dr. I make habit of picking a certain situation and focusing on that event and worrying constantly.
    Well for the past two weeks I have been thinking back to when my little girl was five months old, she wouldn't settle one night. So I slept downstairs with her , she was in her Moses basket style pram. Through lack of sleep etc, I shook her pram hard, side to side for two seconds. It's the only time ever I had done that.
    Now I'm worrying .. Could this cause shaken baby syndrome?? Or is it caused by different movement? I got told shaken baby syndrome is where their head goes back and forth really fast.
    Could head going side to side cause this too? She was laid flat inside her pram.

    The thing is, she is now three years old, happy and healthy. I don't know why I am focusing on this right now.

    Comments will be appreciated.

    No bashing please, as I already stated I suffer anxiety. I know it is prob something silly I am worrying about.

    Thank you

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    I read (and postedi think) in your other thread - I am sure you are worried about nothing.

    If your baby really was suffering from shaken baby syndrome she would have shown lots of signs straight away. Not 3 years later.

    being a parent is so hard - we worry about so much .. especially if you have anxiety issues anyway. Try not to be so hard on yourself


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    May I suggest you get a piece of paper and write up a table with two columns. One listing the signs of baby shaken syndrome (non responsive, sleepy, etc) and the other-side of the column listing the signs of not having shaken baby syndrome (healthy, active etc). When you feel anxious, look at the list and reassure yourself that she doesn't have baby shaken syndrome because she doesn't display the signs and is happy, healthy and learning fine.
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    Thank you to the both of you for your replies. Anxiety is a horrible thing to go through, if I aren't worrying about one thing, I am worrying about something else. She is a happy, healthy clever three year old now 😊

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    I think I read your other thread but didn't reply. The easy answer to your question is "yes, you're being silly" BUT anxiety doesn't work in a rational way like that. Even if logically, you say "well that's unlikely", it doesn't stop you from worrying obsessively about it. I really like the idea of writing down the signs and having something logical to look at when the worrying gets too much. Anxiety is bad enough but mummy guilt makes it a hundred times worse but there are incredibly good odds that your daughter is fine.

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