Each and every day infants across North America are shaken and abused because the person caring for them became frustrated with their crying. Many times the abuse could have been prevented had the person caring for the infant only known that early infant crying may be normal.
CLICK for Babies is a North America initiative to help educate caregivers about normal infant crying, how to cope with crying and the dangers of reacting to crying in frustration by shaking or harming an infant.
Action Step 1 - KNIT
Knit or crochet a soft to the touch purple colored cap! Send your completed caps to your local jurisdiction by October 1, 2016. Caps will be distributed to families in November and December alongside the Period of PURPLE Crying program.
Action Step 2 - TELL
Spread the word about CLICK for Babies, the Period of PURPLE Crying and Shaken Baby Syndrome verbally, through social media and/or by hanging up flyers around the community. Visit your local organizations's social media page for local information to share.
Action Step 3 - GIVE
Monetary donations will be used to help prevent shaken baby syndrome and improve the overall care of infants. Give a local crafter soft-to-the touch washable yarn. Or give your time and volunteer!