Healthy Kids donated 100 hand knit baby hats to LincolnHealth Miles maternity to be given to newborns in an effort to educate new parents on what’s known as “The Period of Purple Crying.”
The hats were knit by community members and every baby born at Miles hospital will receive one. Their parents will also receive information on the nature of babies and crying in the first five months of life and how to best handle it. Shaken Baby Syndrome, a result of adults shaking a baby usually because they are crying, causes life-long issues for the child or death.
Healthy Kids also teaches students in all four Lincoln County high schools about Shaken Baby Syndrome in an effort to educate current babysitters and future parents about this issue.
Healthy Kids is Lincoln County’s parent resource center and has many programs for parents and professionals that help to support the healthy development and well-being of our children. For more information on the Period of Purple Crying or other Healthy Kids programs, call 563-1818 or log on to their website www.healthykidsmaine.org.