Category: Family Health & Safety

Top 5 Organizing Tips You Need Now

While it may not be a formal medical diagnosis, it is a well-accepted fact that there is a direct correlation between organization and our mental well-being.  How much effect does clutter have on our lives? The answer is, “a profound effect!”  Clutter significantly affects our mental, physical and spiritual health.  Not to mention; low energy levels, bad moods, poor decision making, pessimism & fatigue among other symptoms.  And excessive disor...

Posted on November 07, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Pooja Gugnani

Hidden Hazards in the Home

Some things are obviously hazardous to our children, but others aren’t so clear. Listed below are 3 potential but hidden hazards to children as well as solutions for how to keep your kids safe from these hazards. 

Hidden hazard: Magnets

Doctors are seeing a rise in high powered, rare earth magnet ingestion, which can be very serious and even life threatening and often require surgical removal. These magnets can attach to each other within the body, across tissues, and ca...

Posted on October 03, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

#ChevySafe: 5-Point Checklist for Car Seats

Courtesy of Safe Kids Worldwide

One in four parents and caregivers responding to a Safe Kids Worldwide survey said they have driven without making sure their children are safely secured in vehicles. The report, funded as part of a $2 million grant from the General Motors Foundation, is based on a national online survey of more than 1,000 parents and caregivers of children ages 10 and under. As part of National Child Passenger Safety Week, we want to share a car seat check list so you c...

Posted on September 20, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Bethany Weis

Hip Hip Hooray for the CPSIA!

Chances are you celebrated something recently but it probably wasn’t the anniversary of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA). But that’s exactly what we were celebrating over at Kids In Danger! August 14 marked the 5 year anniversary of this landmark safety legislation that, whether you know it or not, works every day to keep your kids safer.

One of the most important results of the CPSIA is the SaferProducts.gov website. This site allows consumers to re...

Posted on September 13, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

Backpack Basics for Healthier Kids

As experts in scoliosis – and other orthopedic and spine conditions – we at Shriners Hospitals for Children are passionate about backpack safety which promotes good spine health. As your kiddos head back to school, please follow these important tips to ensure safe backpack wear.

Facts About Backpacks

Used correctly, backpacks can be a good way to carry all the books, supplies and personal items needed for a typical school day. Backpacks are designed to distribute

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Posted on September 09, 2013 at 9:44 AM by Jennifer Joy-Rhomberg

Help with identifying food intolerances

Food is supposed to help children grow up healthy and strong. But for a growing number of kids, something as innocuous as a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, scrambled eggs, or a glass of milk can cause problems -- and this can be a major source of anxiety for parents, not to mention much discomfort for the child.

While a growing number of children are diagnosed with food allergies, a 2010 study in the Journal of the American Medical Association revealed the prevalence of food allergy ...

Posted on August 30, 2013 at 7:34 AM by Dr Sarah Weber

Safety First: Questions for your childcare provider


There are so many factors that are important when choosing the right child care provider, but above all else we want our children cared for in a safe environment.Kids In Danger has pulled together a list of safety questions to ask your provider to make sure your child is in a safe space.

2-3 children’s products are recalled a week for safety hazards, how do you keep up with children’s products recalls?

The provider should tell you they are signed up to receive r...

Posted on August 16, 2013 at 7:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

Safer Home with a Smartphone: 4 Apps That Can Help Create a More Secure Family Environment

If you're like a lot of new parents today, you probably feel as though you couldn't have survived those first few months without a smartphone for late night time checks and frantic questions. Once you're past the first stage of getting used to your new family member, however, your smartphone comes in handy on a whole new level. Smartphone apps are now available that can monitor and in some cases even control several aspects of your home such as:


Lighting levels

Te...

Posted on August 08, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Rheney Williams

Safe Summer Fun

No matter where you spend your sunny summer days, KID wants to make sure that they are safe summer days. That’s why we created our Summer Safety flyer which can provide families great summer product safety tips. Below are some highlights from that flyer. Feel free to contact Laura if you would like to order copies of the Summer Safety flyer or go ahead and download this document or others from our educational materials page.

Don’t forget to keep checking for recalls during ...

Posted on July 10, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

Going Gluten Free - One Parent's Perspective

Earlier this year, my preschooler was diagnosed with sensitivities to just about every food you can possibly imagine – gluten, corn, soy, milk, nuts – the list goes on and on. Feeling guilty and overwhelmed but not discouraged, we immediately started overhauling our fridge and pantry, scrambling to identify and stock up on foods our child actually COULD eat.

Naturally we turned to the Neighborhood Parents Network (NPN) for help. Our go-to resource for every parenting c...

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 6:00 AM by Melanie Schlachter