Wednesday, September 12, 2012

In Kansas, Parkside people organize to stop shaken baby syndrome | Shaken Baby Syndrome

In an effort to spread awareness about normal infant crying, some Marion County residents are participating in a nationwide campaign by knitting or crocheting purple baby caps that will be distributed to parents of newborns.
“Click for Babies: Period of Purple Crying Caps,” is a grassroots effort to remind parents about the dangers of shaken baby syndrome, a form of child abuse affecting infants younger than 1 year old, according to Anne Auld, Kansas Children’s Service League, Wichita.
Penni Funk, Parkside Homes life enrichment coordinator, and Betty Norman, a Parkside resident, organized the effort.
Norman said she cannot knit or crochet, but she thought she could be helpful by talking about her experiences. Her granddaughter, Kali Hamilton, works at the KCSL and told her about the purple-cap project.
When the campaign started in 2011, Norman said the KCSL was asking for 3,000 caps and got more than 6,000 for every hospital in Kansas that has a delivery room. With each cap, the new mother receives a DVD about infant care.

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