To help reduce the risk of shaken baby or shaken impact syndrome, experts offer several suggestions:
* Consider alternatives to in-home child care for infants. "From an abuse viewpoint, it's safest [for a child] to be in group-run child care," says Dr. Jan Bays, chairwoman of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect. "They will get more colds, but there are checks and balances." For instance, if one child-care worker is losing control, another can step in.