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Period of PURPLE Crying--Click for Babies!

Posted by on May. 21, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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Are you familiar with the "Period of PURPLE Crying" educational campaign? This is an educational program put together by the National Center for Shaken Baby Syndrome. After careful research, the NCSBS put together a video training that is now offered directly to parents (in participating hospitals) when their babies are born. It comes in the form of a DVD they can take home with them--to view multiple times, & to have others in their "support" circle view as well.  This video explains how crying that cannot be soothed is common & normal during the first 3-6 months after a baby is born. Then it explains that it is okay to put your baby down (in a safe location) & leave for a moment or two, so that you can regain your composure, & that having friends & family "on call" for these times can be very helpful--anything that will help prevent a child being shaken or in any other way abused because the caregiver has reached the "the end of their rope."

We, here in Oregon (& in Washington, North Carolina, B.C. & some other places), are now trying to increase public awareness of this problem, this education & the need to support parents during these times, by sponsoring a "Click for Babies" campaign to knit & crochet purple caps to go with these DVDs during the month of November.

I am the Project Leader for a 5-hospital system here in Oregon (1 hosp in Vanc., Washington) & I am coming to the CafeMom groups I am a part of to see if any of you would be interested in participating by knitting or crocheting baby hats. If you are, please send me a message here or to my email - sue.may52@gmail.com - to let me know & I will get the information to you that you will need on how to get them to us after you are done "clicking." I will share information about the program with everyone when our distribution period is over to let you know how it went.

Thank you all.

suemayonlinelove you sign

by on May. 21, 2011 at 9:46 PM
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firemouse23
by Platinum sister on May. 21, 2011 at 10:29 PM

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by Gold sister on May. 21, 2011 at 10:52 PM
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RoseWall
by RoseWall on May. 21, 2011 at 10:55 PM

i havent heard of this campaign. sounds very interesting.

i want to know more!

heres a

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bjfreeman1
by Miller Time,R.I.P. on May. 22, 2011 at 10:33 AM

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doodlepuss
by Sheri on May. 22, 2011 at 10:42 AM

 I agree.

Quoting RoseWall:

i havent heard of this campaign. sounds very interesting.

i want to know more!

heres a

bump

 

suemayonline
by Sister on May. 22, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Its an acronym:

       Peak of Crying - The baby may cry more each week, peaking at two months, and then less at three to five months.

U         Unexpected - The crying can come and go, with no explanation.

       Resists soothing - The baby might not stop crying no matter what.

P         Pain-like face - It may look like the baby is in pain, even when they are not.  

       Long Lasting - The baby might cry 5 hours per day or more.

       Evening - The baby might cry more in the afternoon or evening, just when parents are getting home from work and tired from a long day.  So, just as people get home from a long day at work & are tired, or, in the case of SAHMs, they are tired at the end of a long day of mothering & taking care of the home, etc.--it happens when folks are tired & may not be best able to cope w/ it, especially if they don't understand PURPLE Crying.

This is just the type of thing I was hoping for--a way to spread the word!

Thanks!


suemayonline
by Sister on May. 22, 2011 at 9:29 PM

See my explanation to her question, for all.

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