New System Needed to Improve how SIDS Statistics are Recorded

Posted: June 17, 2014 at 8:01 am

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Sudden unexpected infant deaths (SUID) accounted for 1 in 3 post-neonatal deaths in 2010. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and accidental sleep-related suffocation are among the most frequently reported types…

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Help First Candle Make More Fathers Days Happen this Year

Posted: June 11, 2014 at 4:08 pm

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This Sunday is Fathers Day.  I challenge you…does he really need another tie? Baseball hat? T-shirt? Instead, as Fathers Day approaches, begin thinking about what your dad has done for you…

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phil&teds Recalls Infant Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard

Posted: June 5, 2014 at 9:19 am

Recall Date: June 4, 2014 Recall Number: 14-198   phil&teds Recalls Infant Car Seat Adaptors for Strollers Due to Fall Hazard   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this…

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The Mystery of Stillbirth: Still Seeking Explanations

Posted: May 30, 2014 at 11:44 am

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As major campaigns to prevent sudden infant death syndrome and premature births [1] make headway—and headlines—stillbirth has largely been overlooked, according to a World Health Organization report. There were 25,655…

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Children’s Pajamas Recalled by Empress Arts Due to Violation of Federal Flammability

Posted: May 28, 2014 at 11:50 am

Recall Date: May 27, 2014 Recall Number: 14-192 Children’s Pajamas Recalled by Empress Arts Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standards WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product…

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Nap Nanny Recliner – Now Responsible for at Least Six Infant Deaths

Posted: May 27, 2014 at 12:51 pm

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission – OnSafety Blog Post Another Death Reported in a Nap Nanny Infant Recliner We’ve received a tragic sixth report of a baby dying in a…

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Warm Weather is Here – Beware of Overheating Your Baby

Posted: May 15, 2014 at 12:42 pm

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Now that the weather’s getting warmer, it’s a good time to talk (again!) about the dangers of overheating your baby. Babies are sensitive to extremes in temperature and cannot regulate…

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Stillbirth Summit 2014

Posted: May 12, 2014 at 7:08 pm

The Star Legacy Stillbirth Summit, sponsored in part by First Candle, provides several options for you to participate. First, we would love to have you join us June 19-20! But if…

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Smoking and Environmental Smoke Exposure Lethal for Pregnant Women and Babies

Posted: April 16, 2014 at 1:25 pm

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First Candle Pregnancy Tip – Do not smoke during your pregnancy and do not allow your baby to be exposed to secondhand smoke after birth. In addition, research now warns…

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Stillbirth Summit 2014 – An Essay Contest for Stillbirth Parents, Caregivers and Advocates

Posted: April 9, 2014 at 5:05 pm

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As a silver sponsor of Stillbirth Summit 2014, First Candle is pleased to announce a great opportunity for stillbirth families, caregivers and advocates. In an effort to explore issues surrounding…

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