Category: Infants

Not All Babies Are Forgotten

Not All Babies Are Forgotten

Infant and toddler hot car deaths which we have, in the past, called “Forgotten Baby Syndrome,” is a topic that isn’t going away anytime soon. We’ve tried to raise awareness of these tragedies here at Kars4Kids with postings (here, here, here, here, and here) on […]

Choking Hazards for Toddlers

Choking Hazards for Toddlers

Choking is the fourth leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of 5. Choking occurs when children swallow something large enough to block their airways. When a child’s airways are blocked, the child will either find it difficult or impossible to breathe. […]

Youngest. Donor. Ever. Teaching Kids Kindness

Youngest. Donor. Ever. Teaching Kids Kindness

Modeling kindness to others may be a great way to teach kids empathy and how to do good deeds. But there’s modeling and modeling. Five year-old Anikan just got the lesson of his young life on going out of your way to do a kindness. […]

Separation Anxiety: How to Cope

Separation Anxiety: How to Cope

Separation anxiety describes the feelings and behavior of babies when parents leave them with caregivers. The baby experiencing separation anxiety may scream and cry as the parent tries to leave. This is normal behavior for babies around the age of one year. Even though the […]

Pacifier Pros and Cons From a Mother of 12

Pacifier Pros and Cons From a Mother of 12

Pacifiers may be a good or bad thing, depending on what expert is weighing in at the moment. Which is the problem with a lot of parenting advice. But as a mother of 12 babies who cried more often than not, I can tell you […]

Forgotten Baby Syndrome Statistics 2016

Forgotten Baby Syndrome Statistics 2016

The year 2016 is coming to a close and we’re no closer to solving the problem of Forgotten Baby Syndrome (FBS). We know this because as the year comes to a close we find that the total number of U.S. heatstroke deaths of children left […]

ReadBoston: Getting Kids Access to the World of Words

ReadBoston: Getting Kids Access to the World of Words

ReadBoston knows that one of the main obstacles to academic success is arriving at that first day in school without the necessary pre-reading skills.  So does Kars4Kids. Which is why ReadBoston is one of Kars4Kids’ newest small grant recipients. A nonprofit organization, ReadBoston is dedicated […]

How to Stop Thumb Sucking In Older Children

How to Stop Thumb Sucking In Older Children

Thumb sucking is a problem in the older child. Parents know that their children need to stop once they get to a certain age. But parents may not know an effective way to make help their children break the habit. After all, it isn’t easy […]

Sensory Play: It’s Summer!

Sensory Play: It’s Summer!

Sensory play is about playing games that stimulate the senses. Children use their senses to understand the world they live in. Sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste offer different ways for children to experience their surroundings. Sensory play is also important for developing the senses […]

Gary Comer Youth Center: Providing Neighborhood Youth with Opportunities

Gary Comer Youth Center: Providing Neighborhood Youth with Opportunities

The Gary Comer Youth Center is, at first glance, a tangle of contradictions. It’s a state of the art building—an architectural thing of beauty—smack dab in the middle of a neighborhood known for its poverty and crime. It’s a center for inner youth founded by […]