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CAMC Asking Community To Make Caps For Newborns
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Aug. 23, 2012 4:40 PM EDT
Charleston , Kanawha County , West Virginia
Charleston Area Medical Center Women and Children’s Hospital is asking people to put on their thinking caps and actually make some caps.
The hospital is looking for community partners to knit, crochet or loom purple newborn caps that would be distributed to newborns in the nursery in November, according to a hospital news release. The goal is 750 caps.
CAMC is trying to educate people about the prevention of child abuse. The hospital said crying is the No. 1 trigger for shaking a baby and causing harm, so it is trying to educate families about The Period of PURPLE Crying. PURPLE is an acronym for that normal, but frustrating period of increased crying that infants experience in the first few weeks and months of life. Families view and receive a DVD and booklet on PURPLE.
Participants are encouraged to make as many caps as they would like and to deliver them to Women and Children’s Hospital from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 6 during the hospital’s annual Teddy Bear Fair.
Questions about the project can be directed to Kelly at 304-388-2545.
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