Awareness Days Category
This weekend one of our Kolcraft parents will be participating in the Chicago Walk Now for Autism Speaks with his son, Alex. It isn’t Autism Awareness Day, week or even month, but it got us thinking about how for parents with autistic children like Alex and his dad it’s Autism Awareness Day every day.Read More
This week is National Screen Free Week which we think is a fabulous idea. For many of us, media time has become part of our daily family living whether it’s computers, smartphones, DVDs, the Cloud or whatever is at our virtual fingertips.Read More
Bullying – a parent and child’s worst nightmare that all too often becomes a reality. The reality of bullying cost the life of 12 year old Bailey O’Neill. It is not enough to read this news report and feel sad or disgusted. As parents we have to DO something. It is up to us to stop bullying – each and every parent has to take responsibility and say, “NO MORE.”Read More
It is only a month since the deadly shootings of Sandy Hook, but the children who survived are already giving back through music. A group of students joined together to raise money for United Way of Western Connecticut and the Newtown Youth Academy by recording their version of Over The Rainbow.Read More
I have started this blog post about 25 times. I write and erase. Why? Because the terror of Friday still grips my heart. There is a lot of speculation, a lot of questions, a lot of opinions as to why everything happened. Do we need better programs to help those struggling with mental illness? Do we need better gun control? Do we need better school security? Do we need better programs to handle bullying at school? Do we need to regulate violence in the media and gaming world? We have so many questions. We want answers because somehow we need to make some sense of this all.Read More
October is SIDS awareness month. As advocates of safe sleeping we have been posting tips on reducing SIDS because we feel the topic is very important. Besides the tips we have given in the past on reducing SIDS, one other important aspect of safe sleeping is to give your baby a clean sleep area.
Kolcraft and Sealy baby are very proud that all our crib mattresses are GreenGuard certified and our Crypton waterproofing and allergen barrier technology on Sealy and Stearns & Foster crib mattress is also GreenGuard certified!
What is Crypton Super Fabric? It’s:
- Stain Resistant
- GREENGUARD Certified
- Integrated, Impenetrable Moisture Barrier
- Odor Resistant
- Microbial Resistance
We love how clean Crypton Super Fabric is and moms love that it makes middle-of-the-night clean ups super easy!
This week is social media week and a good time to remember some safety social media tips for our kids.
- No online site is truly secure or private. Be sure your child knows not to share personal information.
- Make sure privacy controls are set to private to limit strangers following your child online.
- Help your child understand that he shouldn’t post anything online that he wouldn’t “tell the world” since nothing online is truly private.
- Let your child know that she shouldn’t talk to anyone online that she doesn’t know.
- Tell your child not to enter free giveaways and contests since these require personal information. If a friend forwards anything like this, they should delete it immediately.
While social media has many positive aspects, be sure it doesn’t consume your children – there are some social skills kids can only learn from face to face communication and play.
September is Baby Safety Month and the JPMA is making sure parents and caregivers are educated on the importance of safety especially when it comes to our most precious gifts – our children.
One place that baby spends a lot of her time is in bed. These 5 safe sleeping tips can help give baby a safe sleeping environment.
Be sure that baby’s crib mattress properly fits the crib. You can read about correct crib measurements here.
- Keep baby’s crib free of blankets, toys and bumpers.
- Make sure your baby’s crib mattress is firm.
- Keep baby away from cigarette smoke. There are many devastating effects of smoke for baby including SIDS.
- Make sure baby is not wearing too many clothes or sleeping in a hot room which will cause baby to overheat.
Double check your baby’s sleeping space to make sure she is safe and secure so both you and baby can have peaceful sleep.
September is Baby Safety Month. How do you ensure a safe sleeping environment for your baby? A firm crib mattress is a great start. Did you know our Sealy Ortho Rest crib mattress with 150 durable coils is GREENGUARD certified?Read More