CLICK for Babies (originally called PURPLE Caps) is a grassroots public education campaign organized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) in partnership with hospitals, public health and child abuse prevention groups to create awareness of the leading trigger for infant abuse, frustration with infant crying.
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.
There are many ways you can help! If you can knit or crochet, you can knit a PURPLE infant cap using any newborn baby’s cap pattern. Caps should be made using any shade of soft, baby-friendly purple yarn, be at least 50% purple in color, and free of straps, strings or other potential choking and strangling hazards. For baby boys, please remember to include blues, browns, grays and other “boy friendly” colors in your cap designs.
You can also organize and host a “KNIT IN” or “CROCHET PARTY” …which really is just our fancy way of saying get a group together and make some hats. You can do this with your ladies’ group, knitting club, and more! These make for fantastic service projects in an array of settings: school, club, community, church, family, Scouts, etc.
Please drop off or send hat donations to the NCSBS at 1433 N 1075 W Suite 110, Farmington, UT, 84025 or see our website (www.clickforbabies.org) for donation sites closest to you.
For further information and your closest donation site see www.clickforbabies.org.
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To contact the NCSBS please call 801-447-9360 or email email@example.com .
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