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
Travel is hectic, tedious and frustrating for the most seasoned jet setter so now try mixing in 1 (or more) small children and you start to fear and want to plan for the worst. Thanks to NPN parents, we have their list of secret weapons! Here is an arsenal of ideas for your airplane bag.
Etch-a-sketch or a Magna Doodle
Books and stickers
Paper and crayons
Playing cards – sort, stack, and pass them around!
Arts & cra...
As a Pilates expert working with a vast population of women, I have found that regardless of age, fitness ability or level of body awareness, all women are intrigued by information about the topic of the pelvic floor (PF). Without an owner’s manual, influencing this important and empowering area of the body can feel confusing and elusive. Below are five easy ways to gain awareness and control over the PF that can be practiced before, during and after pregnancy.
*If yo...Posted on May 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM
I was too superstitious to register for my baby, so I can’t speak from personal experience. But, if registering for a baby is anything like registering for a wedding, I’m an expert. When you register, it’s so easy to imagine the life you want to have – the kind where you make waffles from scratch for breakfast and bake your own bread. It’s the same with a baby – you’re going to make your own baby food all the time, your baby will love that cute bla...Posted on May 21, 2013 at 6:00 AM
As “grown ups,” we think of play as something that kids do for fun. But it turns out that play (yes, play!) can be a powerful tool in helping our little ones work through some of life’s challenges.
What exactly is play therapy? As adults who are familiar with ‘talk therapy’, play therapy may be a difficult thing to understand and appreciate.
I am not going to lie, it took me a while to buy into it. I remember sitting in my first play therapy class thin...Posted on May 20, 2013 at 8:00 AM
Wondering what to do this week in Chicago with and w/out your kids? Our NPN calendar is chock full of FREE and DISCOUNTED events for kids and parents needing a mental break or extra fun.
FREE & Open to the Public:
- Sun., May 19, Parents of Preemies Family Picnic @ Wrightwood Park
- Mon., May 20, Picnic in the Park @ PFC Milton Olive Park
- Tues., May 21, Developmental Differences Support Group @ Bellybum Bo...
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
There isn’t a better time to start exercising with your children than spring. A healthier family results in happier children and parents. The warm weather provides endless (and cheap!) opportunities to get creative in your activities, especially in our park-friendly city.
Exercising with your children has the obvious benefits of improving your family’s cardiovascular, bone, joint, and overall health. However, it’s the lesser known benefits of exercis...Posted on May 16, 2013 at 6:00 AM
Warm weather is here! Street festivals are starting to pop up everywhere. BUT the best in festivals for kids is this weekend's 7th annual Chicago Kids Day. You and your little ones do not want to miss this day dedicated to children's health & wellness - with huge amounts of fun thrown in for just $10 a family.
EVENT DETAILS: CHICAGO MAYFEST (ASHLAND @ BARRY), MAY 18, 2013 - 10AM-2PM
SCHOOL FUNDRAISER NEWS!!! Moolagram wi...Posted on May 15, 2013 at 2:00 PM
While ADHD and Sensory Modulation Disorder (SMD) share many overlapping symptoms, there are some symptoms that are more pronounced in each disorder. A recent article published in the Research in Developmental Disabilities Journal* compared the behavior and physiology of children with ADHD, SMD, and dual diagnoses. They found that all these groups had greater levels of sensory, attention, activity, impulsivity, and emotional challenges than typical peers, but some symptoms were ...Posted on May 13, 2013 at 6:00 AM