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How Important Are Baby Teeth?

Parents frequently ask me how important baby teeth are. After all, they just fall out and are replaced with another set. I often respond with a one-word answer: vital. Baby › Continue Reading

girl listening to earbuds in car.

How to Listen to Earphones Safely

No matter where you go these days, people are using earphones.  They use them for communicating, listening to music, and blocking background noise.  They come in a variety of shapes › Continue Reading

Safe Sleep: How to Reduce The Risk of Sleep-Related Infant Deaths

The rate of sleep-related infant deaths has declined more than 50 percent since the 1994 Back-to-Sleep campaign was launched, encouraging parents to place infants to sleep on their backs. Unfortunately, › Continue Reading

Babies Born with a Heart Defect: Resources for Families

Hearing the news that your baby has a congenital heart defect (CHD) can bring a wave of emotions, ranging from sadness to anger to guilt. Understandably, you’ve gone from having › Continue Reading

Mom and son on video visit with a pediatric expert.

Video Visits: A New Way to Connect With a Pediatric Expert

Families in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana can now have a video visit with a pediatric expert if a child has a minor illness or injury. CincyKids Health Connect gives parents › Continue Reading

alana's diagnoses required a lot of faith

A Lot of Faith Needed: Tetralogy of Fallot, Chromosomal Disorder Diagnoses

We named our daughter Alana Faith, because it sounds like “a lot of faith.” It felt appropriate given how greatly we needed to lean on it from the very beginning › Continue Reading

Giving the Gift of Life Twice: Living-Related Donor Transplant

My daughter, Katherine, was born on June 13, 2011, along with her twin brother, Kevin. We brought them home to an already full household. At the time her “older” brothers › Continue Reading

Preparing for a Baby with a Complex Fetal Diagnosis

Finding out that you are expecting is usually a time of celebration and anticipation. But when you learn that your baby has a complex fetal diagnosis, that experience changes quickly. › Continue Reading

Pulmonary Hypertension, HHT & New Year’s Resolutions

You may remember my daughter, Riley. I wrote about her a couple of years ago in a previous blog post. She was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension when she was four › Continue Reading

How to Properly Clean a Dirty Car Seat

While throwing a car seat cover and straps in the washer and dryer seems like a convenient and sensible way to go about cleaning a dirty car seat, this is › Continue Reading