Category: Family Health & Safety
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
Everyone is busy, especially parents who have children that participate in sports. It is rare to find parents who have the amount of time to prepare every meal, every day. Parents are running back and forth, from place to place, transporting their young athletes to practices or games. There are easy ways to ensure that your child gets the vital nutrition he/she needs before their game or practice. Let’s take a look at three quick and easy fueling tips:
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Did you know that more than 73% of car seats are not used or installed correctly? In an effort to reduce misuse and confusion, Kids in Danger (KID) has compiled some of the most common questions we get about car seat use and installation and asked Jess Choi, Coalition Coordinator for Safe Kids Chicago for an expert’s answers.
Question: How do I know if my car seat is safe to use with my child?
Answer: The first step in using a car seat safely is to make sure it has not been r...Posted on June 19, 2013 at 6:00 AM
I think every parent understands that gut-wrenching feeling of being near a body of water and knowing that your children are not capable of swimming. A few summers ago, my husband and I spent many sleepless nights worrying about that very thing when we planned a vacation with a nearby pool - our children were not strong swimmers. It was an experience that I truly believe led me to open a swim school in the city. As the owner of Goldfish Swim School, in Roscoe Village, and a mother mys...Posted on May 28, 2013 at 7:00 AM
Over the years, KID has answered hundreds of product safety related questions. Below are some of the most common questions that we get asked- maybe one of them is yours!
Don’t bumper pads make cribs safer by preventing babies from hitting their head against the crib rails or getting their arms and legs caught?
Originally, when crib slats were far apart, bumpers were added to keep babies from falling through the slats and getting injured. But the standar...Posted on May 24, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Like most parents, I struggled with picky eaters. I believe that we are what we eat, and I want my kids to be healthy. My quest to raise good eaters and help other parents do the same is what led me to found The Kids’ Table almost six years ago.
In the 13+ years of feeding my own children, I tried most of the tricks in the book to get my pickier son to eat. I coaxed, cajoled, bribed and threatened. Sometimes I would get the short-term result I wanted, but usually at a...Posted on May 17, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Spring is here and you know what that means; warmer weather, spring cleaning, and… yard sales! Generally speaking, garage sales are a great place to get a good deal, but they are also a likely place to find dangerous, recalled products. That’s why Kids in Danger (KID) has developed a handy Yard Sale Safety Checklist that you can bring with you as you shop. The checklist is full of great advice, but here are our 3 favorite tips from the flyer:
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We get it. Life is busy and you fall behind on checking all those products laying around the house for recalls. That’s OK, KID understands. Not only is it hard to check the items you already have, but it’s really difficult to keep up with the almost two children’s product recalls that are happening every week.
That’s why we put all the recalls from 2012 together in an easy to read chart as part of our annual recall report Safe Sleep, Safe Play: Children’s ...Posted on March 21, 2013 at 6:00 AM
As a parent you know that healthy, active, well-nourished students are better prepared to learn. But how do you transform that knowledge into action in your child’s everyday school environment? A growing body of evidence suggests that a healthy and physically active student is more likely to be academically motivated, alert, and successful.
A new study published in the Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness shows how academic performance relates to all aspects of ph...Posted on March 06, 2013 at 6:00 AM
With this recent blast of icy cold weather, it’s hard to think of anything else besides staying warm! However, Kids in Danger (KID) is here to give you some simple tips to help keep your child both warm AND safe this winter season.
Keep checking the CPSC.gov website for product recalls. The agency just did a roundup of recent cold weather product recalls, and while no children’s products were included, that doesn’t mean they won&rsqu...