Researchers took 14 popular sleep machines that play white noise and other sounds known to promote sleep and positioned them within various distances of a crib to determine what effect…Show More Detail
TIP FOR MOMS AND DADS: Take care when using a “sound machine” to soothe your baby to sleep, a recent study warns.
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Increased Risk of Miscarriage, Stillbirth
Breathing in someone else’s tobacco fumes might raise a woman’s odds for miscarriage, stillbirth or other complications, a new study suggests. For many years First Candle has warned against the…Show More Detail
The Most Dangerous 24 Hours of a Person’s Life
The first 24 hours of a child’s life are the most dangerous, with more than one million babies dying worldwide each year on their first and only day of life,…Show More Detail
Are You Making These Baby-Sleep Safety Mistakes?
If there’s one thing we know you crave as a new parent, it’s sleep. Of course, for you to get some rest, you need your baby to safely drift off….Show More Detail
What to Say to a Friend who has Miscarried – A Guide for Helping
Not too long ago, someone very close to me shared some great news. She was pregnant. It was still early in the pregnancy and she didn’t want to start telling…Show More Detail
Enter our Valentine’s Day Contest!
This Valentine’s Day First Candle is all about Sharing the Love! The love we have for YOU, our wonderful advocates and supporters; the BABIES that are so near and dear…Show More Detail
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reminds pregnant women to get their flu shots
Flu is more likely to cause severe illness in pregnant women than in women who are not pregnant. Changes in the immune system, heart, and lungs during pregnancy make pregnant…Show More Detail
Toys“R”Us “Great Trade-In” Event Reaches One Million Mark!
One million and counting! We are excited to share that the Toys“R”Us “Great Trade-In” event has resulted in the removal of more than one million pieces of used and potentially…Show More Detail
A Heartwarming Story of Courage and Determination
New Jersey stillbirth mom Debbie Haine Vijayvergiya proposes and gets important legislation passed by Governor Chris Christie in just one year! New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signs important stillbirth legislation…Show More Detail
CPSC Issues New Standards for Bedside Cribs
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/feds-issue-new-safety-standard-for-bedside-cribs-012014.html The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a new safety standard for bedside cribs, devices that are similar to bassinets attached to an adult bed. They’re used in cramped…Show More Detail