Click for Babies: Knit Baby Hats for Shaken Baby Syndrome + Period of P.U.R.P.L.E. Crying

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Babies Cry.

We’ve figured out that much so far. Sometimes they seem to cry for no reason, as if  something is bothering them, but you can’t figure out what.  Now I’ll be honest and say that I’ve been blessed with babies who don’t cry for long periods of time for seemingly no reason. When the first baby was easy, I figured the second HAD to be colicky. When the second was a bit more cranky but still not colicky, I thought for sure the third would have to be. When the third wasn’t colicky either, boy was I surprised!

If you are expecting a child or just had a little one, you may have heard of The Period of P.U.R.P.L.E. Crying. If not, you might want to pay attention. I first heard of it in the hospital after having my third. They had us watch the video in hospital and I took a copy home. Let me show you:

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If you are concerned by the amount of your babies crying, are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted or are concerned your yet to be born child may be “colicky”, you should check this out. You can find out more about crying babies at Period of P.U.R.P.L.E. Crying.

Attention Knitters! 

Click for Babies is helping to raise awareness for The Period of Purple Crying and Shaken Baby Syndrome by collecting knitted purple hats for newborns across North America to be distributed in November with information on a newborn’s crying phase. The aim is to have a hat for every baby born in November at participating hospitals.

How to Join in Ontario
 Knit or crochet from 5 to 50 purple baby caps using soft baby friendly yarn and send them by mid-October to:

Southwest Ontario
Denise Polgar
Injury Prevention Specialist Trauma Program
London Health Sciences Centre/Children’s Hospital
800 Commissioners Road East
Room E1-129
London, Ontario N6A 5W9

Click for Babies is a North American campaign with sites in BC, Utah, Kansas, Iowa and more. Hospital addresses are listed at (URL fixed 08/12/11)

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