Sunday, June 22, 2014

Knit Hats for Babies to Raise Awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome

A fellow knitter posted this information: "Click for Babies is a national organization represented, in Maine, through the Maine Children's Trust and the Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention Councils. Knitters are asked to create baby hats to be distributed by local hospitals to new parents, with information about shaken baby syndrome and how to prevent it. The hats should be soft and comfortable and at least 50% purple to symbolize "PURPLE," the mnemonic referring to early childhood crying: Peak of crying Unexpected Resists soothing Pained face (though there may be no pain) Long-lasting and Evening The program was developed by the National Center for Shaken Baby Syndrome to raise awareness about this serious issue. There is lots more information, including links to some cute hat patterns, at Collection time is September. Broadreach in Belfast is a collecting agency."