Safety and Prevention
Parents: talk to your kids about the Benadryl challenge
The Benadryl challenge is the newest social media game which can be quite dangerous, and potentially fatal. What is it? The Benadryl challenge is something many kids first saw on
11 Tips for Pool Safety
It is important to educate your kids on swimming safety. Get started by reading these 11 pool safety tips from Cincinnati Children's.
Is Caffeine Safe for Young Kids?
Parents often ask if caffeine is safe for young kids. The reality is that there is limited information about the long-term use and safety. Read about the top concerns with young kids consuming caffeine.
What Parents Need to Know About Hand Sanitizers in 2020
With new hand sanitizer products hitting the market in 2020, new concerns have arisen as well. Read what parents need to know about them.
5 Things Parents Need to Know About Melatonin Use in Kids
It’s estimated that around 25% of healthy children and teens have difficulty sleeping. As a result, parents may explore the use of melatonin to help them sleep. Read the top five things parents should know about it:
Top 5 Summer Safety Tips for Families
Even though this summer may look a little different than originally planned, we have to imagine that it will still include a lot of outdoor time! In addition to COVID-19 precautions, keep these summer safety tips in mind when venturing out.
What Parents Can Do When They’re Stressed During COVID-19
Even the most calm and collected parent can be feeling overwhelmed right now! Read a child psychologist's coping tools for parents who may be feeling stressed during COVID-19.
COVID-19 UPDATE: Location Closures and Screening at Burnet Campus
Updates for patients and families about measures Cincinnati Children's is taking to keep patients, families and staff safe during the COVID-19 outbreak.
How to Safely Disinfect for COVID-19
Correcting misinformation: drinking bleach will not prevent COVID-19, and could cause a serious injury. Read how to safely disinfect for COVID-19, along with other disease-causing germs.
Steps To Help Ease Kids’ Fears and Anxieties About COVID-19
As the news is changing rapidly about COVID-19, parents may be wondering how to talk to their kids about the disease to help ease their fears and anxieties. A child psychologist explains how.
COVID-19 and Immunocompromised Patients: Guidance for Parents
COVID-19 is spreading in the United States and it is important for parents of immunocompromised children and teens to take these precautions and make preparations.
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.
Safe Sleep: How to Reduce The Risk of Sleep-Related Infant Deaths
Review infant safe sleep practices to help prevent Sudden Unexpected Infant Death (SUID) which includes Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). Reduce risk to keep your baby safe.
A Lot of Faith Needed: Tetralogy of Fallot, Chromosomal Disorder Diagnoses
Alana was born with a complex combination of conditions, including tetralogy of Fallot (TOF), pulmonary atresia, and major aortopulmonary collateral artery. Read why her parents needed a lot of faith and the right specialists to treat her complicated heart condition.
Tips to Prevent Accidental Alcohol Ingestion in Kids
Tis the season for celebrating! While no parent intends for their children to accidentally ingest alcohol, it is a common occurrence. Read more for tips for preventing it and what to do if it happens.
5 Pulmonary Concerns in Teens Who Use E-Cigarettes
E-cigarettes have been utilized for a while, yet suddenly there has been a dramatic uptick in acute lung injuries. The CDC reports that 14% of vaping-associated lung injuries have happened in persons under the age of 18. Read why pulmonologists are concerned about the lungs of teens who vape.
Parents of Teens: 8 Facts To Know About Nicotine in E-Cigarettes
Chances are high that our teens have been exposed to e-cigarettes, thought about using them, or have used them. Read what parents need to know about them so that they can have frank conversations with their teens about the risks.
11 Safety Tips for Trick-Or-Treaters on Halloween
Keep your kids safe this Halloween by following these safety tips, including safety tips for trick-or-treating and costume safety tips.
Keeping Teens Safe Online Requires A Mix of Monitoring and Teaching
One of the main reasons that social media is ripe for abuse is because many apps allow users to be anonymous. This can be a particularly scary landscape for parents of teens. Read Dr. Ryan's suggestions to help keep teens safe online while allowing them the space to participate.
What To Do When Your Child IS The Bully
It can be disheartening to hear that your child is being a bully. It's important to focus on stopping the negative behavior and opening the lines of communication. Read Dr. Adams' guidelines for talking to your child about his or her behavior.