How to Talk to Kids About Racism
It is never too early to start talking about racial diversity and racism with kids. Although the conversation may look different depending on a child’s age and unique family make-up, the important thing is that the conversation be honest, meaningful, and ongoing.
COVID-19: What We Know About Antibody Tests
As we continue to learn more about COVID-19, many families are wondering if they’ve been exposed to it or have had the disease previously. Read what we know about antibody tests and what the results may mean.
COVID-19: Tips to Help Kids Wear Face Masks
Most of the time a new behavior needs to be developed at home before kids can do it successfully outside of the home. We can help kids get used to wearing face masks with preparation, repetition, and positive experiences. Read a child psychologist's suggestions for making that happen.
COVID-19: Kids Should Wear Face Masks, Too
As more shelter-in-place orders are relaxing, the CDC recommends that all people, including children, wear face masks outside of the home when it’s not possible to maintain six feet of distance from others. It may take a few tries to find the right fit for kids. Read some guidelines for the proper fit and wear.
COVID-19: What to Know About Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children and Kawasaki Disease
The majority of kids who have been infected with COVID-19 have fully recovered and their symptoms tend to be more mild than what we’ve seen in adults. Unfortunately, a new illness called Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children, could be linked to COVID-19 and has parents very concerned.
COVID-19: I Took My Daughter to A Doctor’s Appointment
It's important to keep routine doctor's appointments, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. A mother explains her experience attending one with her daughter and the precautions that were taken to keep everyone safe.
The Importance of Well-Child Visits During COVID-19
We encourage families to schedule over-due and upcoming visits right away. Well-child visits are very important for ALL kids, especially those 24 months and younger, and our best advice is to keep those appointments.
How Our Family Is Keeping Busy During COVID-19
Looking for new ways to entertain your family while staying home? Read one family's ideas for keeping busy during COVID-19.
COVID-19 Ask the Expert: Dr. Robert Frenck
As people around the country deal with longer and longer periods of isolation due to COVID-19, we asked Dr. Robert Frenck, medical director of the division of infectious diseases at Cincinnati Children’s, to answer some common questions from families living in this uncertain time.
Simple Activity Ideas for Kids During COVID-19
Play is incredibly important for kids – especially in times of crisis – but their activities don’t need to be elaborate or Pinterest worthy! Sometimes simple is best. Read a child life specialist's simple activity ideas for kids.
Ways to Keep Kids Exercising During COVID-19
Despite many of their activities and sports being cancelled, kids still need to be physically active! A sports medicine physician explains why and how she's keeping her kids exercising during COVID-19.
How to Listen to Earphones Safely
More and more children are showing the initial stages of hearing loss due to “noise exposure," and earphones are a large part of this equation. Once the receptor cells of kids' inner ears are damaged, it is permanent. Read an audiologist's explanation on safe use.
How to Properly Clean a Dirty Car Seat
Car seats are made of many different materials by many different manufacturers. No two models are exactly alike. For this reason, it’s important to understand that some materials, cleaning methods and chemicals don’t mix, and could make the seat less safe in the event of a crash.
Amoxicillin Allergy & Amoxicillin Rash Are Often Mislabeled
Many people who think they are allergic to amoxicillin are not actually allergic to it. In fact, only about 1% of the population truly has an amoxicillin allergy. An allergist explains why this is an individual and public health issue, and what parents can do about it.
Maintaining a Healthy Lifestyle Through the Holidays: DOs and DON’Ts
Tis the season for holiday parties, food-related treats, and off-kilter schedules. Read a dietitians tips to help families enjoy themselves while still maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
Bronchiolitis: A New Parent’s Guide to One of the Most Common Winter Illnesses
One of the most common respiratory illnesses new parents encounter is bronchiolitis, which 90 percent of kids under the age of two will get at least once.
5 Things to Consider When Kids Break or Fracture A Bone
When a kid breaks or fractures a bone, parents want him to feel better and heal as soon as possible. The good news is that when this happens, kids’ bones are great at healing and remodeling. Surgery isn’t always needed. Read how treatment should be tailored, as every child, situation and break is different.
Family Health History: How to Begin Tracking
Your family tree is important to your health. How long has your mom had high blood pressure? What was the heart surgery your older brother had as a baby? These are details that you should know and keep in a family health history for you and your children.
Family Health History: Why Track It?
Family health history is one of the most important tools you and a genetic counselor have to identify genetic risk for you and your children. It is worth your time to track it in as much detail as possible.