Click for babies

Castlegar public health nurses seeking help creating baby caps to be given to newborns to help prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome.

Castlegar Public Health Nurses have put out a call for volunteer knitters and crocheters as part of a campaign to prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome.

The Click for Babies campaign is a program that supports the “Period of Purple Crying” message and seeks to increase awareness and education on how to respond to prolonged crying, and the importance of never shaking your child.

Volunteer knitters and crocheters across the province “click” their needles together to create purple baby caps that will be delivered to families with newborns. Denise Talarico, PHN at the Castlegar Health Centre explained, “As public health nurses we give those out when we do the new baby visits. It is a way of promoting the whole knowledge piece around prevention of Shaken Baby Syndrome; increasing awareness for parents to know that a certain amount of crying can be quite normal and how to deal with it.”

The program provides educational information about normal infant crying using the word “purple” as an acronym. Inconsolable infant crying is the number one cause of infant shaking and abuse.

Volunteers are asked to create caps using any newborn cap pattern in a shade of soft, baby friendly purple yarn. The caps can be delivered to the Public Health Nursing office on the second floor of the Castlegar Health Centre. If you are interested in creating some caps, but have questions, you can call 250-365-4310.

 

 

 

The acronym Purple stands for:

P for Peak of Crying — Crying peaks at around two months, then decreases at around three to five months;

U for Unexpected — Crying can come and go and you don’t know why;

R for Resists Soothing — Your baby may not stop crying, no matter what you try;

P for Pain-like Face — A crying baby may look like they are in pain, even when they are not;

L for Long Lasting — Crying can last as long as two to five hours a day, or more;

E for Evening — Your baby may cry more in the late afternoon and evening.

 

 

 

 

Just Posted

Born 1 pound, 11 ounces, Winlaw premature baby comes home

Indra Greaves was born at the Nelson hospital after just 24 weeks of gestation

Rebels beef up blueline as trade deadline closes

Tyson Soobotin, 18, was playing for the Nelson Leafs, and Elijah Havers, 17, joins the team from the Coyotes in Osooyoos

Scammers using Castlegar home for rental fraud

Local realtors say the problem is happening more frequently with their properties

Updated: Outbreak prompts advisory for visitors to extended care wing in Trail hospital

A respiratory infection has been active in Poplar Ridge Pavilion since Monday, advises IH

Trail area homicide investigation continues

Jan. 14 marked one year since Jordan Workman was discovered in the trunk of a burnt car

Keep focus on helping Canadians at home, Trudeau tells MPs at start of meeting

Trudeau said the Liberals will offer Canadians hope amid issue like climate change and global tensions

Pettersson returns to lead Canucks to 3-2 win over Red Wings

Vancouver’s super rookie has 2 points in first game back after knee injury

Skaters stranded in Saint John, NB, amid storm on last day of championships

More than half of the flights out of the city’s airport were cancelled due to the weather

Call for tighter bail rules after Saudi sex-crime suspect vanishes

Mohammed Zuraibi Alzoabi was facing charges related to alleged sexual assault, criminal harassment, assault and forcible confinement of a woman

12 poisoned eagles found on Vancouver Island

Improper disposal of euthanized animal suspected

Olympic softball qualifier to be held in B.C.

Tournament is to be held Aug. 25 to Sept. 1

B.C. resident creates global sport training program

The 20 hour course teaches the science and application of interval training at the university level

B.C. VIEWS: Fact-checking the NDP’s speculation tax on empty homes

Negative-option billing is still legal for governments

May plans next move in Brexit fight as chances rise of delay

Some say a lack of action could trigger a ‘public tsunami’

Most Read