PRMC Participates in "Click for Babies" Project
The joy of a newborn baby comes with the sound of crying.
Unfortunately, frustration with infant crying is the number one trigger when a person shakes or harms a baby. “Click for Babies” is a nationwide campaign to increase awareness of shaken baby syndrome through education.
According to PRMC Childbirth/Newborn Educator Marianne Harvey, babies can reach a period of PURPLE crying. Purple is an acronym that stands for:
A grassroots campaign that invites knitters and those who crochet across North America to make purple colored baby caps which will be delivered to families in November and December alongside the Period of PURPLE Crying program.
The name comes from the well-known “clicking” sound that knitters and crafters make with their needles as they create their works of art. Also, much of the campaign’s excitement and awareness is generated through social media when people “click” the keys on their computers to gain and share information.
The goal of the CLICK for Babies campaign is to increase awareness and educate others about the Period of PURPLE Crying that all infants go through, how to respond to prolonged crying, and the importance of never shaking your child – all in an effort to prevent the shaking and abuse of infants.