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Wisconsin "Shaken Baby" Video Law Proposed

After a spate of toddler deaths, a state senator is sponsoring a bill that would force new parents to learn about shaken baby syndrome before leaving a hospital.

Democratic Senator Julie Lassa of Stevens Point has sponsored a bill that would require new parents to watch an educational video on the subject just after giving birth.

Lassa says that as a mother herself, she knows how hard it can be to listening to a child that is crying inconsolably.

She says parents have to understand they need to put the child down in a safe place and take a time out or call someone for help.

Her bill would also seek to educate school children and child care providers about the dangers of shaking a small child.


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