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The blog is a forum for sharing news, opinions and best practices related to maternal and infant health, early child development, healthy families and healthy communities in Delaware.

2-1-1 Help Me Grow

September 25, 2013

As a parent, you have the ability to observe the development of your child every step of the way. All children’s development varies slightly, but sometimes you might notice physical, emotional or behavioral development that just doesn’t seem right for their age. That’s where the Delaware 2-1-1 Help Me Grow comes in. 2-1-1 Help Me[…..]

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Safe Sleep: Dress With Less

September 17, 2013

We spend so much time trying to keep our babies warm that we seldom think about the possibility that they could get overheated. When temperatures rise in the spring and summertime, babies feel it too. And, just alike adults, babies find it difficult to sleep when they are hot, sticky and uncomfortable. To keep your[…..]

Safe Sleep: Sleep Sacks

September 10, 2013

If you’ve been following the Four Rules of Safe Sleep, you know that Rule #3 specifically advises that you place baby in an uncluttered crib.  All your baby needs to sleep is a firm sleep surface (a crib, bassinet, pack n play or portable crib that meets the Consumer Product Safety Commission standards) covered by[…..]

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Safe Sleep: Breastfeeding

September 4, 2013

Breast milk is nature’s perfect food. Breastfeeding for at least the first 6 months is best for you and your baby. Breastfeeding should be done when and where it is comfortable for you and your baby, but it is important to remain awake. Breast milk contains vitamins, nutrients and disease-fighting substances that protect your baby[…..]