Home for the Holidays? Maybe Not During COVID-19
COVID-19 numbers are increasing at record numbers in much of the country and my fear is the infection rate will only get worse if people do not take proper precautions this holiday season.
Halloween During COVID-19: Advice from the Expert
As you’re thinking through your comfort level and making plans for Halloween, here are some of the most common question I’m getting and my answers.
Talking With Kids About Mental Illness
An estimated one in five adults in the United States is diagnosed with a mental illness. And nearly half of all teens have a mental disorder.* That means chances are
All About Periods
It might not excite you to talk about periods, but they’re important to discuss. If you’re reading this, you likely have a child or know someone special in your life
What To Do When Encountering Racism with Children
Conversations about racism can be difficult. Confronting racism when we encounter it can be even more challenging. These tips and guidance for parents will help them be prepared to stand up if needed and help kids process what has happened.
Tips for Choosing Masks for Kids
As a parent, you might be wondering what to look for in a mask, where to look for it, and how the different masks compare.
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.