Period of PURPLE Crying®: A New Way To Understand Your Baby's Crying

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Period of PURPLE Crying®: A New Way To Understand Your Baby's Crying

Description

The Period of PURPLE Crying ® is the phrase used to describe the point when babies cry more than any other time in their life. This Web site was developed by the National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome (NCSBS) to educate parents about the normalcy of infant crying and the dangers of shaking an infant.

The Web site contains an online handbook and includes information and articles for parents on the following topics:

  • Crying
  • Sleeping
  • Soothing
  • Protecting your infant
  • Information for dads

The NCSBS also offers program materials (DVD and booklet) for health professionals to deliver the program and answer parents’ questions. The PURPLE program has been translated into 10 languages and includes closed captioning for the hearing impaired.

Developer:

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

Funding Sources:

National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome

History

Original Summary: August 2011
Last Updated: 02/15/12

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