Category Archives: crib safety

KID Honors Infant Mortality Month with Safe Sleep Tips

September is Infant Mortality Month. According to the CDC, infant mortality rates hit a record low in 2014, when there were only 6 infant deaths per 1,000 babies born. However, there are still racial and geographic differences in who is affected by infant mortality. As Infant Mortality Month winds down, KID wants to leave you with an overview of some of the most important safety issues affecting infants and their caregivers. Two of the leading ... Read more
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2016 Election: What’s at Stake for Children’s Product Safety?

These days, it often feels like we just can’t escape discussion of the upcoming election. Even when we feel weary of the political chatter, we can’t lose sight of how this election will impact children’s future health and wellness. From a children’s product safety standpoint, we need to consider how the new president, and his or her administration, will work to enforce and develop product safety standards and keep children safe. Earlier ... Read more
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New Research on Child Safety This Summer

In addition to the extensive research KID has done on furniture safety, two important new studies related to child safety have released findings to the public. Let’s take a look: Safe Sleep Environments As a parent or caretaker, it is tempting to fill your baby’s crib with toys, blankets, and soft, cuddly items. The appearance of these extra items in commercials adds appeal to a practice that is not only dangerous, but life-threatening. ... Read more
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Make a Deal to Be Safe this Spring Season

Spring and yard sales just go together. However, we here at KID want to remind you not to bargain with product safety and keep an eye out for dangerous, recalled products. Use our handy Yard Sale Safety Checklist as you prepare to buy or sell, and help keep kids safe from unsafe secondhand products. Here’s a some second hand safety tips: Some children’s products, such as bath rings, baby walkers, crib bumper pads, and sleep positioners are ... Read more
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#FamilyVoicesFriday: Tyler’s Story

On December 12, 1997, 10 month-old Tyler Jonathan lost his life to a faulty drop-side crib. On the morning of December 12th, Tyler’s mother found him with his neck caught between the side rail and headboard of his drop-side crib. Tyler’s mother assumed the 10 month-old was safe in his crib because it was bought new from a high-end retailer and met CPSC standards at the time. Tyler would have been 19 years-old today. This post is in memory of ... Read more
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KID, Dr. Oz urge parents and caregivers to #saynotobumpers

Just finished watching myself on the Dr. Oz show – never an experience I expected to have – but I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share information on the dangers of crib bumper pads. New research  about the increasing dangers of crib bumper pads put this issue in the public spotlight.  We all want to know the answer to the question Dr. Oz posed: Why are crib bumper pads still for sale? I went to New York last month to tape ... Read more
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Xfinity Agrees to Remove Ad Depicting Unsafe Sleep from Broadcast

  After a Change.org petition and a direct appeal from KID, Xfinity has agreed to remove an ad depicting unsafe sleep from broadcast. In a letter to KID, Xfinity stated, “We wish to express our appreciation to your organization for the very important work it undertakes… We certainly did not intend to portray a dangerous sleeping space within the crib depicted in the Xfinity commercial.” Xfinity’s commercial spotlighted a baby in ... Read more
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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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