The impact of two tiny lives

Karen Lapthorn’s second pregnancy came with surprises (“You’re having twins!”), concern (“You need to see a specialist”), and fear (“Things are not going well”). Just 28 weeks into the pregnancy, she and her husband Kelly welcomed two tiny baby boys. Nathan arrived at just under three pounds and Charlie at a pound and a […]

Cincinnati: It’s time to help families quit smoking

Now is the time to double down on supporting pregnant women on their journey to quit smoking

Cincinnati, we need to get serious about eliminating smoking during pregnancy. This is not a new problem. And, tackling any addiction is a tough battle to fight. But, put simply, tobacco use during pregnancy is the most modifiable […]

Celebrating our 2017 “Champions for Change” award winners

Every September, we celebrate local champions dedicated to making Hamilton County healthier and safer for moms, dads and babies. Here are our 2017 “Champions for Change” winners:

(Pictured left to right: Eva Miller, Lisa Holloway, John Besl, Martha Walter, Dr. Andrea Hamel, Maggie Deremo, Jeff Gaylor, Ryan Adcock, Ella Thomas, Commissioner Chris Monzel, Commissioner Todd […]

How you can support families this September

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month, and we want to challenge you to make Cincy a better, healthier place for families. Below are some simple (and easy) ideas to show moms, dads and babies we care. You can see what we’re doing here.

Write a Letter of Love. Women in our most vulnerable neighborhoods tell us […]

September is Infant Mortality Awareness Month

This September, we’re doubling down on efforts to improve maternal/infant health in recognition of Infant Mortality Awareness Month. From neighborhood microgrants to a health center makeover, we’ve got a lot going on.

What will you do? Tell us how you’re celebrating moms, babies and families by emailing us at info@cradlecincinnati.org.

Neighborhood-Based Microgrants with Cradle Cincinnati Connections, […]

A summer of listening

It’s hard to believe that Cradle Cincinnati is nearly five years old. We’ve been positively overjoyed with the number of partners, community members, and families that have joined us in our mission of making Cincinnati healthy for all babies. Together, our community has made remarkable strides in supporting new families, promoting safe sleep, amplifying […]

2017 Champions for Change Nominations are Open

One thing is true of Cincinnati: we care about babies. Over the past year, we’ve seen champions throughout our city rally around our moms and babies in ways we could have only dreamed. Churches are sharing health messaging from the pulpit. Community  groups are taking strides to improve the health of their neighbors and neighborhoods. Community health workers are […]

Hamilton County Infant Mortality Improving Faster than State, Nation; Still Very High

Over the past five years, far fewer babies died in Hamilton County than ever before. From 2012-2016 Hamilton County saw a historically low infant mortality rate with 8.96 deaths for every 1,000 births. That means that 123 fewer babies died during the past 5 years compared to the previous 5. This 20% drop was […]

Our view on baby boxes

There is little evidence to support the very likeable idea of Finnish Baby Boxes.

For generations, every baby born in Finland has gone home with a box full of gifts that includes diapers, bath products and onesies. And, as a bonus, the box itself has been promoted as a safe sleep environment for baby. In […]

Celebrating Cincinnati’s fiercest warriors: Moms

If you look at the dictionary, two words are synonymous with warrior: bravery and courage. We believe these perfectly describe the modern day mom. Nicole Lee, founder of Warrior Moms®, shared with us the qualities she sees in single moms today and how she is recognizing the hardest working moms in Cincinnati. 

Tell us about […]