Purple caps aim to educate on, prevent infant violence
People tend to associate newborns with the colors pink and blue. But for a local support group, purple is the hue they want kept in mind.
Common Threads, a grief support group through Skiff Hospice, pledged itself this fall to knit and crochet enough purple baby hats to give to every child born at Skiff in the month of November. The caps were designed to prevent cases of shaken baby violence by raising awareness among parents and guardians about intense bouts of crying experienced by many infants in the initial months after birth.
“It’s a normal but frustrating period for parents,” said Ann Polking, Skiff’s OB director. “Inconsolable infant crying is the No. 1 trigger that precedes a shaking event.”
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