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KID Honors Infant Mortality Month with Safe Sleep Tips

September is Infant Mortality Month. According to the CDC, infant mortality rates hit a record low in 2014, when there were only 6 infant deaths per 1,000 babies born. However, there are still racial and geographic differences in who is affected by infant mortality. As Infant Mortality Month winds down, KID wants to leave you with an overview of some of the most important safety issues affecting infants and their caregivers. Two of the leading ... Read more
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2016 Election: What’s at Stake for Children’s Product Safety?

These days, it often feels like we just can’t escape discussion of the upcoming election. Even when we feel weary of the political chatter, we can’t lose sight of how this election will impact children’s future health and wellness. From a children’s product safety standpoint, we need to consider how the new president, and his or her administration, will work to enforce and develop product safety standards and keep children safe. Earlier ... Read more
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The “Safety Talk” – Get the Whole Family on the Same Page

Hopefully, your family is still feeling a little bit of extra warmth and gratitude towards your grandparents after Grandparents Day last Sunday! Grandparents are often an invaluable resource to new parents – they can be the first people we turn to for advice, babysitting, or extra support. That’s why it’s especially important for parents and grandparents to be on the same page when it comes to safety issues and potential hazards that may affect ... Read more
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Trade-In Your Used Car Seats for Savings at Toys“R”Us

It’s that time of year again – the Toys“R”Us Great Trade In: Car Seat Event is upon us. This event is always a favorite, and for good reason! As we all know, car seats are a must-have safety item for all young children. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to know if the car seat you’re buying is the right one for your child’s age and size, and they can be expensive. This trade-in event allows you ensure your child is riding in the ... Read more
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KID’s Newest Staff Member

My name is Carson Gaffney and I recently joined Kids In Danger as their Program Associate.  I grew up in a small town in South Carolina and moved to Chicago four years ago to attend the University of Chicago. After graduating in June with majors in Sociology and Gender & Sexuality Studies, I was looking forward to beginning my career in the non-profit industry and am so grateful for the opportunity to do so with KID. Throughout my time as ... Read more
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Back To School Safety

It’s that time of the year again, when we send our children off to school for another year of learning, socializing, and a great deal of fun. In tandem with the CPSC’s “Safety is the New Cool” message, KID is here to highlight a few aspects to child safety. Backpacks The staple of back-to-school supplies can also cause back pain or injuries if worn incorrectly for prolonged periods of time. Backpacks should be worn so they sit about ... Read more
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Meet KID’s Summer Team!

KID was fortunate enough to work with bright, dedicated interns and volunteers this summer. Get to know our team! Maya Baumann Maya is entering into her third year at the University of Chicago and is majoring in German and Music. This summer, she spent most of her time working on the furniture report. Of the press conference for the furniture report, she says, “It was great to see so many reporters interested in covering the story and know ... Read more
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New Research on Child Safety This Summer

In addition to the extensive research KID has done on furniture safety, two important new studies related to child safety have released findings to the public. Let’s take a look: Safe Sleep Environments As a parent or caretaker, it is tempting to fill your baby’s crib with toys, blankets, and soft, cuddly items. The appearance of these extra items in commercials adds appeal to a practice that is not only dangerous, but life-threatening. ... Read more
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