Category Archives: crib safety

Understanding KID’s position on safe sleep

Last week, KID shared the following statement online via our Facebook and Twitter sites: "2 out of 3 babies who died while sleeping were sharing an adult bed, couch, or chair. Put baby alone in the crib" The response to the post was overwhelmingly positive. However, we can’t ignore the critical reactions to the information we shared. Most people who responded focused on sleeping in a bed with a baby, but it’s important to note the statistic ... Read more
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KID and product safety by the numbers:

1998: The year KID started after our founder’s son Danny was killed when his portable crib collapsed around his neck in his daycare facility.19: The number of children we know have died in cribs with the same design as Danny’s.2-3: The number of children’s products recalled weekly.10%: The amount of recalled products that are ever returned or repaired - leaving about 90% of dangerous products in our homes or child care facilities or for sale ... Read more
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Happy Grandparents Day

Today is the day we celebrate the ones that help raise us, care for us, and give us an extra hand when we need it.Fun fact - the flower for Grandparents Day is the ‘Forget-Me-Not.’ So this Grandparents Day we are sharing some important safety tips to not forget when taking care of young children.  Here are a few things to not forget this Grandparent’s Day:Remember to register your grandchild’s product. It is the only way manufacturers will ... Read more
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Abigail, Danny L, Jamie, Liam (Over 12 Million Cribs Recalled since 2007)

More infants die every year in cribs than from any other nursery product. There are many reasons why a child can die or be injured by a crib– today we are highlighting the stories of four.Abigail’s crib rails came loose in a corner, causing her hand to pinch and get caught in the gap. The bolt had been drilled in too close to the edge and broken out. Thankfully, Abigail did not sustain any major injuries and is alive and well today. (Read her ... Read more
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Did you know?

Parents and caregivers have a wealth of knowledge from experience about how to raise a child with love and care. However, there are many things relating to safety that may surprise you.Did you know there were no requirements for testing or mandatory standards for most children’s products before 2008?The Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act, part of which was named after Danny Keysar, “...makes consumer products safer by requiring that toys ... Read more
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Illinois Bumper Pad Ban Moves to Senate: Your Help Needed

On April 22, 2015 HB 3761 (McAsey) passed the Illinois House. This bill bans the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois (already banned in Chicago). An amazing coalition of organizations came together to make this possible. Virtually every health and safety group in the state supported the bill. You can read a list of supporters and more about the bill here.This life-saving bill now moves on to the Illinois Senate where it is sponsored by Senator Julie ... Read more
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Lessons learned: Cribs for Kids conference

By KID ED Nancy CowlesEvery two years, the organization Cribs for Kids gathers the nation’s experts on safe sleep along with all of us who attempt to improve infant sleeping environments in Pittsburgh for a three day conference.  It is a great opportunity to learn and share programs and approaches that are working to keep children safe. The mission of Cribs for Kids is to prevent infant deaths by educating parents and caregivers on the importance ... Read more
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The 5 products you’ll buy for baby and safety tips for each

What you’ll buy for baby:Being a parent or caregiver isn’t just a lot of work; it’s also a large investment. As you’re preparing your home for a new baby, you’ll need a crib, play yard, stroller, high chair, and toys. These products can be expensive. They can also pose risks to your child. At KID, we know that parents have a lot of responsibility, and it can be hard to keep track of the most recent safety standards and recalls. We’re here ... Read more
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