CLICK for Babies

This CLICK for Babies campaign offers a small but significant way for knitters and crocheters to support new parents and keep infants safe from harm.

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. 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 hats. The purple hats represent an acronym for the Period of PURPLE Crying, a clinically proven stage of increased crying in infants. (see graph)

IN 2017:

There are many ways to get involved, during our busy season and year-round! Learn more about the campaign and opportunities below. Educate yourself, your family, and your community about the Period of PURPLE Crying and pass along the message! We can't do it alone.

CLICK for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps 2017 campaign has begun! Join us as we spread the word about infant crying and the importance of being prepared for the frustration it can cause.

Ways to Participate:

Knit 1: Knit or crochet a purple cap that will be given to a newborn when his or her parents learn about the Period of PURPLE Crying at one of the 18 NH birthing hospitals that share this important information with parents.

Tell 2: We want families, friends and neighbors to support the parents of new babies so that they all get through the Period of PURPLE Crying happy and healthy! Help spread the word about the developmental stage of increased crying by sharing information - Knitters are challenged to share information with 2 people for each cap they create! 

Give 3: Want to participate but not a crafter? Consider providing 3 skeins of yarn to a local knitters group, sharing posters or flyers with a parents group or distributing them in your community, or donating $3 (or more) to NH Children’s Trust to help us continue to lead the effort to get Period of PURPLE Crying information to every new parent in New Hampshire.

Volunteers needed later in campaign to launder and tag caps - contact us to learn more about that opportunity.