Safety

Top 4 Safety tips when Buying Toys

Top 4 Safety tips when buying toys for tots Toys play a pivotal role in the lives of young children. While fun is always a consideration when buying toys for kids, toys can do more than entertain. The National Association for the Education of Young Children... Read More

Shopping Cart Safety Tips

Every year, approximately 23,000 children go to the emergency room with injuries from shopping carts; most of which are caused by falls from the cart or by the cart tipping over. These incidents are caused by broken safety belts, unstable cart design, and often when children... Read More

Talking to Your Pediatrician: Product Safety

We recognize one of the most important relationships for a family with young children is their relationship with their child’s pediatrician. Caregivers should feel comfortable openly discussing their concerns with their child’s pediatrician – from health questions to issues of safe sleep and product safety. Although... Read More

What You Need to Know About Children’s Product Recalls

Oaklee’s guest post by Carson Gaffney, Program Associate for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety.  Recall FAQ: Everything you need to know about children’s product recalls Product recalls are one public safety tool used to get and keep dangerous products out of consumers’... Read More

5 Tips to Keep Kids Safe While Traveling

Oaklee’s guest post by Nancy Cowles, Executive Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. Check their website for safety information and the latest product recalls.  Whatever the holiday season has in store for your family, if you will be traveling... Read More

Top 6 Cars for Infant Car Seats

Child Passenger Safety Week starts on Sept. 18 in 2016. The goal is to educate parents and caretakers about the importance of car seat safety for infants and young children. The team at Cars.com has done some investigating and identified the best cars for car seat... Read More

Ditch that, get this—Spring Cleaning

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. Spring means warmer weather, flowers begin to bloom, and spring cleaning! The spring season is a great time to take a look at what you have... Read More

Non-Toxic Spring Cleaning Solutions

Spring is the time to clean and refresh. Here are two of our favorite go-to non-toxic pantry items that keep the house smelling clean and springtime fresh. All Purpose Cleaner This easy-to-mix, all-purpose cleaner works on most surfaces. It’s great on kitchen countertops and floors to remove... Read More

Five of The Biggest Product Recalls in 2015

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. Between work, the kids’ activities, running errands, and everything else parents have going on, it is easy to miss even the most important safety alert. Fortunately,... Read More

Keep Your Family Safe

3 Ways to Keep Your Family Safe This Winter With the change in seasons, snow, ice, and low temperatures can cause risks to your family’s health, well-being, and safety. All these risks can be easily averted with just a little forethought on how to best prepare... Read More

Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating

Oaklee’s guest post from Sue Kirchner, local mom and owner of Chocolate Cake Moments, a website dedicated to helping parents relax, smile and enjoy their family and maybe even indulge themselves. Find Sue at www.chocolatecakemoments.com.    Halloween night can’t come soon enough for my kids. They... Read More

October is Safe Sleep Awareness Month!

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety.   Do you know what “safe sleep” means for an infant? Well, it’s changed a lot over the years. Back in 10,000 B.C. the perfect night’s... Read More

The Dangers of Drawstrings

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety.   Drawstrings on children’s clothing aren’t safe. Here’s why and what you can do if your child’s clothing has them. 13-year-old Brandi Browder died when the... Read More

Check your Child Care for Safe Products

Guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids in Danger (KID), a Chicago-based non-profit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. How safe is your state’s child care product safety rules? Most states have recently worked to change the rules on background checks for child care workers or immunization requirements for... Read More

Playground Safety

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety.    Your playground safety questions- answered! In an effort to reduce injury and spread awareness, KID has compiled some of the most common questions we get... Read More

Top 5 Safety Rules for Grandparents

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety.   Pass this on to grandma- the top 5 safety rules that all grandparents need to know about baby safety Grandparents play a vital role in... Read More

What is a Recall Anyway?

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety.   We talk about them a lot at Kids In Danger, but we don’t often take time to talk about what exactly it means when... Read More

Safety before savings- Yard Sale Checklist

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety. 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... Read More

Safety minded websites to bookmark today

Do you know what to do if your child swallows a household cleaner? Fortunately, there are resources, like the Illinois Poison Control, that can help. This Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, lists a number of valuable resources and websites to help... Read More

Product Safety Trends for 2015

Oaklee’s guest post by Laura Nikolovska, Program Director for Kids In Danger, a Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to improving children’s product safety.   The New Year has arrived, and KID’s resolution is to continue protecting children from dangerous products. We are excited for all of the possibilities that... Read More

KID Featured on 20/20 Special: #Recall Roulette

Recently, Kids in Danger’s founder, Linda Ginzel, and Executive Director, Nancy Cowles, were featured in an ABC 20/20 news special entitled Recall Roulette. In this piece of investigative journalism, 20/20 reporters examined the lack of oversight on children’s product safety and the limited steps being taken... Read More

Manage Your Child’s Online Privacy

Oaklee’s Guest Post by Amy Williams, former social worker specializing in teen behavioral health and parent of two teenagers.  At what age should you start considering setting digital boundaries for your child? While it may not seem necessary until the teenage years, you should be planning just... Read More