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Infant Hats Donated to Raise Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness

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The Benton Franklin Safe Kids Coalition is teaming up with inmates from Coyote Ridge to raise awareness about shaken baby syndrome. The Benton Franklin Safe Kids Coalition is teaming up with inmates from Coyote Ridge to raise awareness about shaken baby syndrome.

RICHLAND, WA - The Benton Franklin Safe Kids Coalition is teaming up with inmates from Coyote Ridge to raise awareness about shaken baby syndrome.

They donated more than 500 purple hats for infants to Kadlec Regional Medical Center. Kadlec will give the hats to new parents along with education material to inform them about shaken baby syndrome.

It's part of an effort to teach parents how to cope in a child's early months when babies cry the most.

"You have to know where you're at emotionally as the parent or the caregiver. At any given time if you're feeling that you're getting stressed out you need to be able to set the baby down and go collect your thoughts," said Kadlec nurse, Kristen Faught.

Faught has a 21-year-old son who was shaken as a baby by his father. He now lives with several health complications. Faught hopes that educating people will prevent shaken baby syndrome and the potential loss of life.

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