Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Clicks for Babies!

I remember almost nothing from the prenatal class that we took before Ethan's birth. But there is one lesson that they taught in class, one that was very important for us all to hear. It was about the period of PURPLE crying.  If you haven't heard this term before, here's the scoop:

The Period of PURPLE Crying  http://www.purplecrying.info  - a normal yet difficult developmental stage when infants between two weeks and four months can cry inconsolably for up to five hours a day.  The program helps educate parents and caregivers across North America on how to cope with crying and the dangers of reacting to crying in frustration by shaking or harming an infant.

And I remember experiencing it for myself after the kids were born.  Thankfully the lessons that we were taught were fresh in my mind, and I was able to deal with it in the proper way, by getting Daniel to hold the baby for a minute, taking a break, regrouping and breathing deeply.  It really did help. I know that we all think we wont ever be annoyed by our kids, but the incessant crying along with hormones, sleep-deprivation and post-childbirth exhaustion all can be a dangerous combination if you're not prepared.

This is where Clicks for Babies comes in.  And here's the information about this program:
Clicks for Babies http://clickforbabies.org the organization’s grassroots knitting campaign, which is recruiting knitters and crocheters across North America to make purple baby caps. These hand-made caps will be distributed to parents of babies born during the month of November, along with information on The Period of PURPLE Crying.

Do you knit or crochet? If so, think about getting involved with cause. If not, please help spread the word!

Disclosure: I received no product and no compensation for this post. Just passing on some information that I received.

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