The Drug Affected Baby dramatically shows the devastating effects of substance use by a pregnant woman.
- A lifelike, anatomically correct female
- Bears a painful facial expression
- Tiny limbs
- Small for its gestational age
- Heartbreaking cries of a real drug-affected infant
- Withdrawal tremors
The DAB is an educational tool that many people find quite upsetting, because its cry is piercing and the intermittent trembling is very realistic.
Many midwives we work with comment how realistic the Baby is, talking about how difficult it is to comfort a baby that is withdrawing.
Young people tell us they are surprised to see what can happen to a baby when a mum has taken drugs during her pregnancy and find using the Baby as part of drug education really helps emphasis the message of why you should not take drugs when you are pregnant.
This Baby is a great support in drug and alcohol education.