The ladies at the Keremeos Senior’s Centre, along with a few friends in the community, knitted and crocheted 212 purple baby hats this year. The hats were taken to a yarn shop in Kelowna (the nearest drop-off) where they were picked up for delivery to B.C.’s Childrens Hospital for the annual campaign to educate and prevent shaken baby syndrome. The campaign is held in November. For more information about shaken baby syndrome, and for some good advice on how to deal with a crying baby, go to :
The campaign is called “Period of Purple Crying”. The word “period” means that the crying has a beginning and an end, and the word “purple” is an acronym to help parents and caregivers recognize and remember the characteristics of normal infant crying.