Positions for Sleeping During Pregnancy

Posted: January 25, 2015 at 7:08 pm

Sleep on Your Left Side

First Candle thinks you should be empowered to make the right decisions during your pregnancy. You will spend 1/3 of your pregnancy asleep (hopefully). This knowledge will help you make…

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The Second Annual Still Singing Benefit Concert

Posted: January 20, 2015 at 4:17 pm

The Second Annual Still Singing concert in honor of Talon Nicholas Meyer was held on Saturday January 3, 2015 in Kensington, MD. Parents, Greg and Leah Meyer, said “We both love music…

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Six Thing You Can Do To Keep Your Baby Safe Tonight

Posted: January 18, 2015 at 11:01 pm

Know the Dangers of Bed-Sharing

Pediatricians and public health officials have long warned that sharing a bed with an infant is unsafe. Despite all the warnings, this sleeping arrangement continues to be common. It’s natural to…

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IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses Due to Risk of Entrapment

Posted: January 15, 2015 at 2:14 pm

Recall Date: January 13, 2015 Recall Number: 15-059   IKEA Recalls Crib Mattresses Due to Risk of Entrapment   Recall Summary   Name of Product: VYSSA crib mattress   Hazard:…

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The First Annual Stephen Smith Family Fun Run

Posted: January 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

The First Annual Stephen Smith Family Fun Run was held on April 26, 2014 in Tinley Park, IL. Stephen’s mother said “My husband Frank & I lost our son Stephen on April…

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AAP Recommends Against Crib Bumpers for Baby Safety

Posted: January 12, 2015 at 11:49 pm

Crib Bumpers

Crib bumpers or bumper pads should never be used in infants’ cribs, according to American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines. This recommendation has been in place for years and is part of…

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Children’s Pajamas Recalled by Star Ride Kids Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard

Posted: January 12, 2015 at 2:40 pm

Recall Date: January 8, 2015 Recall Number: 15-057   Children’s Pajamas Recalled by Star Ride Kids Due to Violation of Federal Flammability Standard   Recall Summary   Name of Product:…

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A Condolence Card that contained a Message of Hope

Posted: December 30, 2014 at 2:22 pm

This year at the First Candle Gala, many of our friends wanted to help families memorialize the little ones who were lost this year. Thirteen donors each bought one leaf…

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December 30 is “Donate Stocks to First Candle” Day

Posted: December 29, 2014 at 11:20 pm

2014 Year-End Donations

  Most people think of cash when they consider a charitable contribution, but it may be a wiser choice to donate stocks to First Candle instead. When you donate stocks through First…

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Hey Grandparents. Would you flunk the baby safety quiz?

Posted: December 27, 2014 at 11:38 am

Grandparents and Baby Safety

When Nicole Worsick’s son was born in March, the advice from her mother and mother-in-law started flowing  — and hasn’t stopped. And while their recommendations were well-intentioned, they were not…

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