Now is a great time to spread the word and educate everyone about the Period of PURPLE Crying and to help prevent infant abuse.
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.
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How you can get started and help:
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. Click Here to Find a Pattern
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. Starting in August and until the end of October, Get Stitchin’ is offering 15% off any yarn that is at least 50% purple in color.
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 14 in (13 in-15 in) and a height of 4 in-6 in. You are more than welcome to stop in our shop to knit/crochet a cap or two. We will have the shop open late on the following Thursdays evenings: September 28th, October 28th, and November 26th. Come in and compare patterns and lets knit/crochet some caps!
Bring or send your completed caps to Get Stitchin’ by October 31, 2017. For every 10 caps made with yarn from Get Stitchin’ or 20 caps from other yarns you turn in we will give you a $5 gift card. Caps will be distributed to babies in August through November with the Period of PURPLE Crying program.