By Dorothy York, President and CEO of North American Precis Syndicate (NAPS)
How can we keep our babies protected during a global pandemic? According to the Mayo Clinic, although rare, infants are at risk of severe illness with COVID 19, probably due to their immune systems and smaller airways. According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, children can have Pneumonia with or without obvious symptoms. The CDC advises that the symptoms of COVID 19 are similar in kids as in adults, including mild cold-like symptoms. Harvard University has published guidelines on whether newborns should be separated from a COVID 19 infected mother.
Thousands of editors nationwide have been sharing feature news stories about advice for keeping babies and kids healthy, which is particularly timely as we prepare to honor parents for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. If you have a way to help babies to stay healthy, tell your story.
To help our clients choose formats that are getting the best results, North American Precis Syndicate ranks the top feature news stories of the year by the highest number of placements in media outlets nationwide. We have compiled the results to show the top feature news stories of the decade, those that have performed brilliantly, way above and beyond what is typically expected.
The most successful stories included attractive color photos or infographics, helpful advice from experts, celebrity spokespeople, the latest statistics, results from surveys, trends, time-saving tips, money saving ideas and other helpful information. The stories targeted people across various demographic groups and related to safe, enjoyable and prosperous experiences, protecting the health, and assets, of the readers, their friends and family members.
We are passionate about working on the kinds of stories that help millions of people nationwide with the news that is potentially life saving or can improve the quality of their lives.
To name a few, here are examples of the top baby stories of the decade, with adorable baby photos. These are from some of the best and brightest communications professionals for some of the most demanding management teams at leading organizations:
1- Flow Period Tracker: “Pregnancy Planning — An App For That
2- NICHD/ Safe To Sleep Campaign:
3- March of Dimes: “Coping With An Ill Or Premature Newborn”
4- Little Remedies: “Baby Basics: Caring For Infants In Cough And Cold Season”
5- March of Dimes/Johnson & Johnson: “For Parents-To-Be/ A Program To Prevent Preterm Birth”
6- American Cleaning Institute /Juvenile Product Manufacturers Association: “Baby Safety Month: Home Safety Tips For The Laundry Room”
7- By Your Side Sleeper: “Nine Tips To Help Baby Sleep And Co-Sleep”
8- March of Dimes/ Sanofi Pasteur: “Vaccines Can Help To Keep Diseases From Returning”
9- Little Remedies: “Ease Your Child’s Upset Stomach Or Stuffy Nose With These Gentle Remedies”
10- Consumer Product Safety Commission: “Keeping Your Baby Safe During Sleep”
11- SwaddleMe WrapSack: “Sleeping Like A Baby: Safe And Secure”
12- D-Link: “New Device Let’s You Keep An Eye On Your Infant From Your Smartphone”
13- Walmart’s Parent’s Choice Infant Formula: “Avoiding Mommy Guilt When Returning To Work”
14- Born Free Bottles: “Coping With Colic”
15- Graco: “Tips For Soothing A Fussy Baby”
16- Target’s Up & Up: “Baby Budget Cuts You Don’t Want To Make”
17- CDC: “Facts On Fighting The Flu”
18- Nutricia/ Neocate: “Food Allergies And Genetically Modified Organisms”
19- LeapFrog: “Choosing The Right Books And Toys For The Children This Holiday”
20- AANA: “Anesthesia And The New Mom”
21- Hyland’s: “Natural Medicine”
22- Baby Products Mom: “Smart Savings Guide For Parents”
23- CerviLenz: “Advances In Prenatal Care Help Prevent Premature Birth”
24- Baby Einstein: “Stories Help Your Little One Discover The Big World”
25- Target: “Nursery Trend Update: Think Outside The Crib”
26- UnitedHealthcare: “Preparing For A Healthy Delivery”
27- AOA: “Free Eye Assessment For Infants”
28- AOA: “Vision Is Key To Infant Development”
29- NIH/ National Eye Institute: “Advances In Preventing Blindness In Babies”
30- CDC: “Protecting Children From The Dangers Of Pertussis”
31- Baby Orajel: “Taking Care Of Teeting”
32- Seventh Generation: “How To Detox Your Home”
33- Merck: “Winter Is Here: Help Protect Your Baby From Rotavirus”
34- Mayo Clinic: “Five Ways To Better Manage Your Baby’s Health”
35- Huggies: “Bringing Up Baby On A Budget”
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