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  • Safe Sleep Tips for Infant Mortality Month

    Posted on September 22, 2017

    Each September marks National Infant Mortality Awareness Month. At KID, we take this opportunity to spread awareness about common hazards that contribute to the infant mortality in the U.S. The CDC defines infant mortality as the death of an infant before… Read More

  • Illinois Bumper Pad Ban Moves to Senate: Your Help Needed

    Posted on April 22, 2015

    On April 22, 2015 HB 3761 (McAsey) passed the Illinois House. This bill bans the sale of crib bumper pads in Illinois (already banned in Chicago). An amazing coalition of organizations came together to make this possible. Virtually every health… Read More

  • Lessons learned: Cribs for Kids conference

    Posted on April 20, 2015

    By KID ED Nancy Cowles Every two years, the organization Cribs for Kids gathers the nation’s experts on safe sleep along with all of us who attempt to improve infant sleeping environments in Pittsburgh for a three day conference.  It… Read More

  • Bill to prevent infant deaths progresses, take action now

    Posted on September 15, 2014

    Researchers and advocates looking for information on how to reduce Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) as well as SIDS and stillbirths may soon have new tools for data collection, reporting and support services.  The full House recently passed H.R. 669,… Read More

  • Babies in Boxes? Finland’s method for combating infant mortality

    Posted on July 22, 2014

    Cribs are possibly the most important investment a parent can make in their child’s safety. Cribs are the only product that a parent is meant to leave their child in alone and unsupervised. In America, there is a huge market… Read More

  • Illinois Senate to address crib bumper pad ban

    Posted on May 19, 2014

    This week a statewide ban on crib bumper pads will head to the Illinois Senate floor. HB 5348, the Illinois crib bumper pad ban, would ban the sale of crib bumpers. The effective date is January 2016, giving manufacturers and… Read More

  • How to help: what to say after the loss of a child

    Posted on March 31, 2014

    KID was founded by parents who lost their sixteen month old son when he was strangled in the top rails of a dangerous portable crib.  Danny’s parents channeled their grief into social action that has contributed greatly to the safety… Read More

  • Support the Illinois Crib Bumper Pad Ban

    Posted on March 14, 2014

    Update: HR 5348(McAsey-Pihos) passed the Illinois House Consumer Protection Committee on 3/25 by a vote of 9-5.  Illinois residents can call their House of Representatives member and urge support.   Representative McAsey proposed a bill, HB5348, to ban bumper pads… Read More

  • A check-up on Chicago’s ban on crib bumpers

    Posted on January 7, 2013

    Last April, Chicago became the first municipality (or any governmental unit for that matter) to ban the sale of crib bumper pads.  The ordinance’s sponsors (Aldermen Balcer and Cardenas) and those who voted for it listened to the testimony of… Read More

  • Maryland to join Chicago in banning crib bumper pads

    Posted on September 28, 2011

    First the Chicago City Council voted to stop the sale of crib bumper pads in the city starting in January 2012. Now, Maryland has announced a proposed ban on bumper pads. Maryland will post their proposal next week and give… Read More

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