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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.

Global Hug Your Kids Day: Touch Means A Lot

July 21, 2014

Touch is very powerful for the emotional development of your baby. Holding your baby helps strengthen the bond between the two of you, and can boost your baby’s health and wellbeing. The “Kangaroo Care” method is a helpful way to foster this bond. Kangaroo Care is where your diapered baby is on your bare chest[…..]

Purposeful Parenting Month: Setting Nutritional Goals

July 17, 2014

July is Purposeful Parenting Month—an entire month about making sure you are being mindful of every part of your child’s life, including their nutritional health. When your child is hungry, it is very easy to give them whatever meal is closest and fastest. What you are giving your child to make them stop crying may[…..]