Knit a purple infant cap or booties and drop it off at the Loyal Public Library to increase awareness and prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Hats and booties are distributed to hospitals, maternity centers, etc. who deliver the Period of PURPLE Crying program to families of new babies.
The goal of the CLICK for Babies campaign is to increase awareness through education!
Period of PURPLE Crying
Frustration with infant crying is the the number one thing that triggers a person to shake or harm a baby, so it is important for parents and caregivers to know what to expect from newborns. That way they can be prepared to handle this incredibly stressful and frustrating time.
All babies go through a normal period of increased crying in the first few months of life. This increased crying typically begins at about two weeks of age, peaks in the second month of life, and becomes less in the third or fourth month. Some infants cry more than others, and in some infants you may not even notice the increased amount of crying, but ALL infants do cry more during this period.
Learn more about normal infant crying Click Here.
What is Shaken Baby Syndrome?
Shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma (SBS/AHT) is a term used to describe the collection of signs and symptoms resulting from violent shaking or shaking and impacting of the head of an infant or small child. In the United States, it is the leading cause of death in child abuse cases, and has been stated as a public health issue by the CDC.
Most often, shaking occurs when a parent becomes overwhelmed with frustration about inconsolable crying.
To learn more about SBS click here.