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#KIDBFA17: Great chefs, raffle prizes, and more
KID loves our volunteers!
Ohio crib bumper ban goes into effect
TEST students address baby monitor hazards
raffle#KIDBFA17: Great chefs, raffle prizes, and more
KID's Best Friend Award Night is now less than a month away, and we have lined up an evening to remember!  Sample small plates from some  of Chicago's favorite restaurants: Beatrix, Eddie V's, 312 Chicago, Mercadito, Seven Bar and Restaur ant, the  Dearborn, and Smoque.  Enter the Dream Vacation Raffle  drawing for a chance to visit the Dominican Republic, New Orleans, or Sonoma Wine Country. 

If you want to stay closer to home, we'll  be raffling off restaurant gift cards, theater and  sports tickets, in -home wine tastings,  and more!  We're also so excited  to  welcome NBC5 Consumer Investigative Re porter Lisa Parker as our emcee for the evening. You don't want to miss out on this event -- click here to get your ticke ts and raffle tickets today! 
loveKID loves our volunteers!
From April 23-29, KID celebrated National Volunteer Appreciation Week. We are so thankful for all of the time and energy that KID volunteers have shared with us in support of our mission. Visit the KID blog to meet some of our wonderful volunteers. If you are looking for spring or summer volunteer opportunities -- look no further than KID! We are currently seeking volunteers and interns to join our summer team and for volunteer assistance during our annual Best Friend Award Night. Click here for more information about joining the KID family.
ohioOhio crib bumper ban goes into effect 
On April 6, 2017, the state of Ohio took a big step toward safe sleep by banning crib bumper pads. This ban was recommended based on research and updated safe sleep guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Ohio also reported 27 deaths due to suffocation or strangulation from crib bumper pads between 1985-2005. At KID, we know that #BareIsBest, and we hope that other states will follow Ohio and Maryland's lead in banning bumpers to prevent tragic deaths. For more information on this ban, visit the Ohio Department of Public Health and the KID website.
blogFrom the KID blog: Spring safety tips
With the warmer spring weather comes spring cleaning, more time outdoors, and maybe a few yard sales. On the KID blog, we shared a few spring safety tips for making the most out of this season and keeping children safe. If you are taking on a spring cleaning project, we recommend decluttering your crib of excess bedding and anchoring furniture to the wall. Make window safety a priority by using window guards and cordless window coverings. Check out KID's yard sale safety checklist before buying or donating secondhand items. For more information and resources on keeping kids safe this season, visit the KID blog.
motherCelebrate Mother's Day with KID
Are you searching for the perfect Mother's Day gift to celebrate the moms in your family? This Mother's Day, celebrate with KID by supporting our mission as you shop and search. You can help KID support mothers and families by searching and shopping online with GoodSearch or Amazon Smile -- a portion of proceeds will be donated to KID. If you'd like to make a direct donation to KID in honor or in memory of one of the wonderful mothers in your life, click here
monitorTEST students address baby monitor hazards
Four TEST students at the University of Michigan modified an existing baby monitor unit to protect babies from strangulation, choking, and other safety hazards. Six babies have died since 2007 as a result of becoming entangled in their baby monitor's cord. Bethany Daniel, Madeline Gilleran, Dhruv Madaan, and Ezinwo Weli identified a solution: a retractable cord, inspired by the wire reel on a vacuum cleaner, attached to a motion sensor. When the baby gets near, the sensor sends a signal to the motor to reel the cord until it's taut, thus eliminating any entanglement or strangulation hazards. Manufacturers of baby monitors can use the design to address safety issues and ultimately create better productsFor more pictures of the team, click here. For more information about KID's TEST program, click here.