Many thanks to those who have volunteered their time and talent to knit or crochet the infant caps!
Click HERE for a partial list of the people who have started making the infant caps and a few pictures of the completed caps.
Please send your completed caps to:
National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
1433 N 1075 W
Farmington, UT 84025
Supporting new parents and keeping infants safe from harm can seem like too big a task for any one person to take on. The CLICK for Babies campaign offers a small but significant way for knitters and crocheters to do both those things.
Every year, thousands of infants are shaken and abused at the hands of a frustrated parent or caregiver. Frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants. In an effort to educate parents and caregivers about normal infant crying and reduce frustration, the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) is partnering with knitters and crocheters throughout North America to make purple-colored baby caps.
CLICK for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps, invites knitters and crocheters across North America to make purple colored baby caps which will be delivered to families in November and December with the Period of PURPLE Crying®, an evidence based program that educates parents about normal infant crying, ways to cope with the crying and the dangers of reacting in frustration by shaking or abusing an infant. PURPLE is an acronym that describes the characteristics of a developmental stage of increased crying.
“There is a common misconception in society that an infant who cries excessively must have something wrong with them,” says Ryan Steinbeigle, Co-Director of the national CLICK for Babies campaign.
“However, all babies go through a period of increased crying in the first few months of life. Some infants cry more than others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean something is wrong.”
CLICK for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps is organized in 13 States, 4 Canadian Provinces and 1 U.S. Military Installation with the intent of collecting tens of thousands of knitted or crocheted purple colored baby caps.
Knitters and crocheters are invited to become ambassadors of the Period of PURPLE Crying program. A key element of the program is that families, friends, neighbors and all to whom new parents turn, will be aware of this developmental stage of increased crying and provide the support that can be crucial to getting through it.
Please click here to view the cap patterns and guidelines.
Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or comments.