Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
This baby represents the features that are associated with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. It represents only some of alcohol’s many devastating effects on a developing fetus, including: small head circumference, narrow eye openings, flat mid-face, flat nose bridge, and ear abnormalities.
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome
This baby shows the devasting effects of substance use by a pregnant woman including: the baby’s painful facial expression, tiny limbs, and small size for its gestational age. The baby also demonstrates the heartbreaking cries and withdrawal tremors of a real drug-affected infant.
This baby is equipped with accelerometers that measure the force on the brain when shaken. The baby’s see-through head reveals LED lights that indicate the damaged areas of the brain in real time. The infant’s cries stop abruptly as shaking continues and permanent brain damage occurs.