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Turning Purple With Frustration?

November 14, 2016

Frustration with infant crying is the No. 1 thing that triggers a person to shake or harm a baby.

The National Center of Shaken Baby Syndrome has identified the Period of PURPLE Crying in an infant's life to draw parents' attention to this normal time of a baby's life - ages 2 weeks to 4 months - when inconsolable crying is most common.

The letters in PURPLE stand for:

P Peak of crying. The baby may cry more each week, the most in month 2, then less in months 3-4.

U Unexpected. Crying can come and go, and the parents won't know why.

R Resists soothing. The baby may not stop crying no matter what the parents try.

P Pain-like face. Crying babies may look like they're in pain even when they're not.

L Long lasting. Crying can last as many as five hours a day or more.

E Evening. The baby may cry more in the late afternoon and evening.



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