Category: Health & Safety

5 Tips For Making Healthy Choices

Yes, it’s winter in Chicago and it’s freezing. I don’t know why it always seems like such a surprise to me...I’ve only lived her for 13 years. But if there is anything that my time here has taught me, it’s that the Chicago summer can make you forget almost anything. So everyone close your eyes for a moment and visualize that Lakefront Trail and beautiful Skyline with a blue sky behind it. Feel it- that sunshine, hitting your face and soaking through to your bones. Take a deep breath and br...

Posted on February 21, 2015 at 7:02 PM by Jackie Dorris

How to Safely Remove Little Fingerprints from Phones and Tablets

Ever look at your smartphone or tablet and wonder how those little fingerprints go on the screen? Worst yet, you break out your iPhone and the screen is all sticky? If you have babies and toddlers, then here's the best way to safely remove fingerprints from your phone or tablet.

Dirty Fingerprints - How Did They Get there

If you're a parent, chances are that you're no stranger to this scenario: you're in a crowded restaurant when your toddler begins fussing. Your attempts to reason...

Posted on January 08, 2015 at 8:00 AM by Sarah Kellner

Top 4 Holiday Safety Tips from Chicago CPR!

The holidays bring friends and family together in a magical way.  But the holidays also come with increased safety hazards, such as poisoning and choking. A little extra attention can go a long way in preventing emergencies.  Chicago CPR offers 4 simple steps to keep kids safe this holiday season: 

 

1.  Choose your holiday decorations wisely. Small ornaments and tinsel are choking hazards for young children and pets. Anything that you can fit through the opening of a standard toil...

Posted on December 08, 2014 at 8:00 AM by kim wilschek

9 Social Media Rules for First Time Parents

I’ve been seeing a lot of weird stuff on social media lately and I thought it was time to say it aloud.

Dear FTP (or First Time Parent),

As much as you try to filter yourself, you’re annoying. And I mean that in the best way possible. You love your kids and you want to share them with the world.  They are indeed, ridiculously cute. Well, most of them are.

I get it. There isn’t etiquette per se on how to manage your social media feeds once your first baby arrives, so I thought I...

Posted on September 29, 2014 at 7:55 AM by Christa Reed

Give Yourself Time to Get Back in Shape

Lately there seems to be a growing trend of moms getting down on themselves for not fitting in to their pre-baby jeans a few weeks after having a baby.  I have seen it posted on message boards, asked about in class and all of the magazine covers out there certainly don’t help.  Your body goes through more changes during the 9 months of pregnancy, than a man’s will his entire life.  It’s important to respect that- you just grew a human being! Your body has changed, and it will take time to ...

Posted on August 28, 2014 at 9:26 AM by Jackie Dorris

Summer is here – are you and your kids ready and safe?

With warmer days and summer upon us, it's the perfect time to think about getting your kids back outdoors, lots of fun in the sun and making sure they're ready to be safe and independent swimmers.

It seems like every time you read an article on water safety the same tips come up: vigilance, protective pool fences, alarms on doors…. We all read them and agree that these are, indeed, very wise pieces of advice but often think "it’ll never happen to me" when it comes to our own children’s...

Posted on July 01, 2014 at 6:00 AM by Antony White

Your car seat safety questions- answered!

Did you know that more than 73% of car seats are not used or installed correctly? In an effort to reduce misuse and confusion as the travel season heats up, 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 expert 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...

Posted on June 03, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

Make a Deal to Be Safe this Spring Season

As the season turns towards warmer weather, families will traditionally store away their winter gear and re-organize with some old-fashioned spring cleaning. These clean-ups typically mean spring is also yard sale season, an excellent time to find great prices on interesting items. 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 he...

Posted on April 17, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

From infants to school children; injury prevention tips for every age

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the possibilities of potential injury to your children but don’t have to feel this way. To help alleviate anxiety, we have listed some common sources of injury to children by age below and follow with simple steps you can take to help prevent the injury from happening.

Infants
At this age, it’s really important to create a safe sleep environment for baby and this starts with making sure your child has a safe product to sleep in. The Consumer Product S...

Posted on March 19, 2014 at 8:00 AM by Laura Nikolovska

Spring into Fitness with 7 Upcoming Fit and Healthy Events!

Spring is around the corner and ok, admit it....those New Year's resolutions froze with Lake Michigan weeks ago. After 3 polar vortexes and just as many boxes of Thin Mints, we probably all need to break out of the house and get moving.  NOT TO WORRY! NPN has some GREAT Fit and Healthy Before and After Baby Classes that will not only bust you out of that cave you've been hiding in but get you moving enough to thaw those muscles. Here are the next five classes in the lineup:

Mom and Bab...

Posted on February 28, 2014 at 9:37 AM by Christa Reed