Thursday, August 18, 2011
Click for Babies - PURPLE Crying
My daughter is 8 weeks old and yesterday evening she was crying for no reason and couldn't be calmed down. This reminded me of the PURPLE crying information they sent home with me from the hospital so I took a break from her and read some of the info. My son wasn't a crier so this is all fairly new to me. I learned that everything she was doing is normal and all babies go through this crying period but some just cry a lot less than others. Thankfully I also learned that is usually peaks at 8 weeks then decreases from here. It's frustrating when your child is screaming and you can't do anything to calm them down but it's nice to know you're not alone and it's completely normal and won't hurt them in the long run.
Click for Babies is an initiative for knitters and crocheters across North America to make purple caps for babies. It's an effort to prevent infant child abuse mostly shaken baby syndrome and educate people about PURPLE crying. Knitters are getting together right now and making purple caps to be distributed to babies across North America in the month of November.
Everyday across North America babies are shaken because their caregivers get frustrated with the crying. I would NEVER even think of doing that no matter how bad it gets. I put her down somewhere safe and walk away for 5 minutes or get someone else to take over. Please Click for Babies and help spread the word.