Shaken baby doll

Enloe presented with Shaken Baby Syndrome simulation doll

Enloe Medical Center’s Mother & Baby Education Center was presented with a simulation doll to aid in Shaken Baby Syndrome education by the Rotary Club of Chico.

When shaken, the RealCare Shaken Baby (pictured) cries and measures the force on the “brain,” illustrating damage done to specific areas with LED lights, according to an Enloe press release.

Shaken Baby Syndrome is the result of intentional child abuse in which the baby is shaken, often as a result of a parent’s frustration and irritation, which can lead to blindness, brain damage, spinal damage, delayed development and even death. It is estimated that of the 1,200 to 1,400 babies or children in California treated for such abuse each year, 25 percent to 30 percent die from their injuries.