- P - Peak of crying
- U - Unexpected
- R - Resists Soothing
- P - Pain-like face
- L - Long lasting
- E - Evening
At the same time, the department of health has found that this is the time that babies are at risk for Shaken Baby Syndrome.
According to dontshake.org, there are about 1,300 cases of Shaken Baby Syndrome every year in the United States. Most victims are less than 6 months old and it is the leading cause of child abuse deaths in the U.S.
To spread awareness, the state will distribute 4,300 purple knit caps to every baby born in 41 hospitals in Oklahoma in November and December, Good Housekeeping reported.
The hats should be made of any shade of purple soft, baby yarn. There could be other colors involved but at least 50 percent of the hat should be purple. There should be no strings or straps or other choking hazards. And while hats can be received throughout the year, the ones intended for the November and December distribution must be received by Oct. 1, Good Housekeeping reported.
Mail hats to:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
ATTN: Maternal and Child Health
1000 NE 10 St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73117-1299.
Click here for the patterns and guidelines.