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Happy National Volunteer Appreciation Week!

Today, we are celebrating our wonderful volunteers during National Volunteer Appreciation Week. While we thank our volunteers, this week also serves as a reminder of the power of working together to better our communities. KID is a small organization, and we owe so much of our success to the strength and dedication of our volunteers. Meet a few of the fantastic volunteers who have worked with KID in the past year: Javier Poderos: I’m Javier, ... Read more
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KID Guidelines for a Safe Spring

Spring Cleaning Spring cleaning is a great way to start fresh in the new season. As a part of your 2017 spring cleaning, KID recommends the following: Get rid of clutter in cribs. Excess bedding such as bumper pads, sleep positioners, pillows, blankets, comforters, and stuffed toys can pose strangulation and suffocation hazards. When it comes to sleep spaces – #BareIsBest. Anchor your furniture. Injuries and deaths due to furniture and ... Read more
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Quick Tips for Window Safety Week

This year, April 2-8 is National Window Safety Week. We’ve covered a few aspects on window safety on the KID blog in the past, but this week serves as a yearly reminder to raise awareness about window safety and injury prevention. According to a Safe Kids Worldwide Report from 2015, about 8 children die every year in window falls, and another 3,300 visit hospital emergency rooms due to injuries from window falls. However, falls aren’t the only ... Read more
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New Study Shows Increasing Injuries from Nursery Products

As consumers, parents and caregivers expect nursery products such as cribs, strollers, and high chairs to be safe. Unfortunately, we at KID have seen time and time again how many nursery products pose serious hazards to children.  A new study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital has looked at 21 years of data to investigate trends in nursery product-related injuries. They found that in the U.S., a child ... Read more
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New Research: Which Factors Influence Parents’ Decisions About Safe Sleep?

A recent study from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee College of Nursing looked into how parents around the world make decisions about where their infants sleep each night. The researchers wondered: what factors go into parents’ decisions about their infants’ sleep environments? They found that safety was a primary concern for parents, but other factors, such as comfort for baby and parents, ease of access to baby, and ease of breastfeeding, also ... Read more
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CPSC Approves New Sling Standard to Take Effect Next Year

This month, the CPSC approved a national safety standard for infant carrier slings. Infant slings like the one pictured here are one option for parents and caregivers who want to keep their babies close but their hands free. However, slings can also pose suffocation hazards to infants by holding them in positions where their breathing or their airways are blocked. This new mandatory sling standard is designed to address those hazards, and will go ... Read more
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KID Looks Ahead to 2017

Throughout the year, KID highlights major events, successes, and product safety updates in our blog. Looking back at posts from 2016 shows how far we’ve come this year. KID’s Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, visited the Dr. Oz show to discuss the danger of crib bumper pads. We hosted our most successful Best Friends Award Night to date, honoring longtime KID supporter Lisa Turano. We reported on the latest safety information, including updated ... Read more
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The Dangers of Bath Seats

Infant bath seats made headlines back in 2010, when the CPSC created a mandatory standard  to address the injuries and fatalities these products were causing. To prevent drowning deaths, the standard is very strict – no bath seats currently meet that standard. This post will outline the hazards posed by bath seats and remind you why we recommend against using them. Research shows that bath seats create a false sense of security. Parents and ... Read more
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