Children's Hospital Colorado

Make Your Plan

In this moment, I will make a plan

Think ahead about how you can manage the inevitable frustrations of caring for a crying baby. We have a plan for many things in our lives; we need to have a plan for what we will do when a baby will not stop crying. Parents, babysitters and caregivers need to plan how they will—and won't—deal with a crying child. Parents should share the dangers of shaking with everyone who cares for their baby.

Saying "don't shake a baby" is not enough. You need to make a plan.

Make a plan now (.pdf)

Infographic with the steps: 1. Make Your Plan; 2. Print and Hang Your Plan; 3. Discuss Your Plan.