Danny’s StoryKID was founded by the parents of Danny Keysar who was killed in a recalled portable crib in 1998. Read Danny's Story.
Follow KID on Facebook
Category Archives: AAP
Maryland is the first state in the nation to propose, and put into effect, a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads. This new regulation was adopted last November by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), and came into effect on June 21, 2013. The decision to make it illegal to sell crib bumper pads came after an 18-month long, extensive investigation into the safety of bumper pads. Results of this scientific, technical and public ... Read more
In their efforts to create safe sleeping environments for infants, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued a statement today updating their advice for parents, including opposition to the use of crib bumper pads. In their policy statement, “SIDS and Other Sleep-Related Infant Deaths: Expansion of Recommendations for a Safe Infant Sleeping Environment,” The AAP details the risks of placing bumper pads in cribs. They stress that all ... Read more
In the April 2011 issue of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) advised parents to keep their children in rear-facing car seats until age 2 or until the child reaches maximum height and weight limit for the seat. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released new child seat safety guidelines shortly after AAP's publication was released.Both AAP and NHTSA suggested parents check the maximum height and weight limit ... Read more
A study in the March issue of Pediatrics shows that as many as 26 infants and toddlers are rushed to emergency rooms each day for injuries involving cribs, play yards or bassinets. Most of the injuries (83%) are crib related. One of the lead authors on the study was Dr. Gary Smith, KID's Best Friend Award Honoree in 2010. Much attention (rightly) has been focused on suffocation and strangulation deaths in poorly designed cribs or those with hardware ... Read more