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:

After a 2-year hiatus (because our volunteers rock), we will again be collecting hats!

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.