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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.

Step 1

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Find a newborn size baby cap pattern or use one that we have found. Please refrain from including "pom poms" that hang from strings or any type of strap to secure caps to baby's heads. These pose a potential choking and/or strangling hazard to babies. Find a Pattern

Step 2

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Purchase any shade of soft baby friendly purple yarn from your local yarn shop or craft store. Other colors of yarn can also be used in your cap, but be sure that the cap is at least 50% purple in color.

Step 3

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Start knitting or crocheting as many caps as you would like. Infant heads come in a variety of sizes. As a general rule, caps should have a circumference between 7.5-13.5in (19.0-34.0cm) and a height of 3.5-6in (9.0-15.0cm)

Step 4

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Send your completed caps to organizers in your area by October 1, 2014. Caps will be distributed to babies in November with the Period of PURPLE Crying program.