FAQ

  Can caps be crocheted instead of knitted?
Absolutely! Whether you knit or crochet, we need your help to make PURPLE baby caps and help prevent infant abuse.
  Why isn’t there a CLICK for Babies campaign in my area?
CLICK for Babies is a public education initiative organized by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) in partnership with invited jurisdictions who have implemented the Period of PURPLE Crying prevention program. A state, province or community is invited to participate if (a) the Period of PURPLE Crying program has been broadly implemented and is being delivered to families with a new baby at birthing hospitals, public health offices and/or through home visiting programs, (b) there is an established leadership team of vested stakeholders willing to organize and support the campaign at a state or local level, and (c) have agreed to adhere to the guidelines that have been developed for the campaign and have provided a signed letter of agreement to the NCSBS.

As the Period of PURPLE Crying program expands, new jurisdictions will be invited to participate and organize local campaigns. However, you can still participate in the CLICK for Babies campaign even if a campaign is not currently being organized in your area.

1. Send your knitted or crocheted caps to a collection site in a participating jurisdiction listed on the map.

2. Send your knitted or crocheted caps to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. Caps will be distributed to jurisdictions in need of additional caps.

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
C/O Chelsea Naughton
1433 North 1075 West, Ste 110
Farmington, UT 84025

3. Contact the NCSBS and discuss how you can help encourage the implementation of the Period of PURPLE Crying program in your area.
  Can I send my caps directly to the hospital(s) in my area since I don't have a local campaign?
Click for Babies is grassroots public awareness campaign to create awareness of the Period of PURPLE Crying, a program which works to prevent infant abuse by providing life-saving education to parents and caregivers about normal infant crying and the dangers of shaking. Click for Babies is a campaign of the Period of PURPLE Crying program, thus caps are only being distributed by partnering organizations to hospitals that are providing the Period of PURPLE Crying to families.
  There's not a Click for Babies Campaign organized in my area. Can I still knit or crochet caps?
Definitely! Even though there may not be a campaign in your state/province/region currently, you can still knit or crochet PURPLEcaps and send them to the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome. The caps will be distributed to jurisdictions where a campaign has been organized. Continue to check back on the official Click for Babies website, www.clickforbabies.org, to see if a campaign has been organized in your area.
  Are there specific dimensions, designs and patterns for caps?
Caps should be made using any shade of PURPLE colored yarn and made to fit a new infant's head. Dimensions of infant heads will vary. As a guide, caps should have a circumference between 7.5-13.5in and a height of 3.5-6in. Please refrain from including "pom poms" or any type of strap to secure caps to baby's heads. These pose a potential choking and/or strangling hazard to babies.
  Designs and patterns for caps are completely up to the person making the caps.
However, we have provided a few links to some patterns available online and some that have been shared with us by others. Visit the "Stitchers Club" page of the Click for Babies website
  Where do I send my caps?
Check the Click for Babies website under the Get Involved section to see if there is a campaign in your state/province/region. If so, send the caps to the partnering organization/person in your area. If there is not a campaign in your area, that's okay. Send your caps to:

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome
C/O Click for Babies: Period of PURPLE Crying Caps
1433 N 1075 W, Ste 110
Farmington, UT 84025