Babies to receive purple hats

BABIES BORN from now on will receive a purple hat knitted for them for the purple crying campaign at the hospital.

Penny Henderson

BABIES BORN at the hospital will receive a purple hat knitted for them for the purple crying campaign at the hospital.

About 80 of the hats were made by office staff at the Ministry of Children and Family Development – so many that many will be given to Kitimat and Prince Rupert hospitals to give out as well.

Some office staff knitted, some donated yarn, to help out.

Purple crying is a time when a baby will cry non-stop for hours, seemingly for no reason, and the parent or caregiver can’t soothe the child.

The baby may look like he or she is in pain even though he or she isn’t and may cry more in the late afternoon and evening.

Purple crying is considered normal, even if the baby cries up to five hours a day.

Purple hats will be given out until they run out.