On a more serious note for foo, I am concerned my cousin's baby (err, my second cousin) may be in danger- my cousin is a bit of a dim bulb. Took her 8-week old off road riding in a Jeep. I'm concerned it could be quite dangerous for an infant-- I've mentioned my opinion to her, not sure if there's any further action to be taken, considering the response received from the dontshake.org people.
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 17:17:17 +0100
To: dontshake.org people
Subject: Question about shaken baby syndrome
> My 20 yr old cousin lives in Denver, Colorado. She gave birth to a baby
> boy on June 25, 2009 and took the baby trail riding (off road) in a Jeep
> Wrangler last weekend. The pictures she provided revealed a rough
> terrain, muddy and steep in some areas.
> My concern: impact on the child's development - especially the brain
> and neck?
> I want to support her by providing proper information and protect my
> second cousin.
> Thank you for your time.
From: general mailbox
Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:02 PM
Subject: Re: Question about shaken baby syndrome
SBS is caused by a very violent whiplash-type motion of the head. This would simply not occur if the child is restrained in a safety seat.
Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.