The Castlegar Public Health Nurse’s “Click for Babies” campaign has been a huge success. Volunteer knitters and crocheters “click” their needles together to create purple baby caps that will be delivered to families with newborns.
Increased awareness of the campaign, thanks in part to a Castlegar News article resulted in the donation of far more hats than expected. Public Health Nurse administrative assistant Mignon Lundmark said, “Thanks to your article, we’ve had an over whelming response from a variety of women and we have received over 150 hats so far. I’m so impressed, this an enormous amount of their time plus resources.”
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.
“We just wish to thank all of the people who participated in knitting these beautiful hats,” said Denise Talarico, PHN at the Castlegar Health Centre. “Their efforts are greatly appreciated. We realize that it is their own materials and time, and it is much appreciated.”