Woman’s Club is Calling all Knitters and Those Who Crochet

Club members with some of the purple infant caps and educational material gathered for the Click for Babies campaign. WCPTH President, Marilyn Marion, Co-Chairman of the Click for Babies campaign, Terry Gerber, club member Diana Freidinger, Co-Chairman Terri Wohld and club member Vicki Golden. Photo Courtesy of Lora Rios-McBride

PARSIPPANY  – “Click” your knitting needles together and help prevent infant abuse. The Woman’s Club of Parsippany Troy Hills (WCPTH) is helping to promote the goal of preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome  by creating public awareness of the leading trigger for infant abuse which is the frustration with infant crying.

If parents and caregivers know what to expect from newborns, they can be better prepared to handle this Period of Purple Crying.  Under the Click for Babies Campaign purple knitted or crocheted infant caps serve as a visual reminder, when caregivers see the purple cap; they remember what they learned about normal early, increased crying. The caps also help to remind caregivers to look at the educational materials they were given in the hospital.

Since the start of the 2016-2017 club year in September, club members have been busy making purple infant caps. To date, the club has made or collected over 100 purple infant caps.  If you would like to donate knitted or crocheted caps, please email womansclubofpth@gmail.com. Or for patterns and additional information on the Period of Purple Crying, click here.

Organized in 1954, the Woman’s Club of Parsippany-Troy Hills is an active member of the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs (NJSFWC), the largest volunteer women’s service organization in the state, providing opportunities for education, leadership training, and community service.  NJSFWC is a member of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC), an international women’s organization dedicated to community improvement by enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.   For more information call Cathy at (973) 984-0758, e-mail the club at womansclubofpth@gmail.com, or click here to visit their website.