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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.

5 Signs Your Baby is Ready to Eat Solid Food

August 18, 2014

Are you confused on whether your baby is ready for solid food or not? Here are five tell-tale signs that your child is ready: Your baby is able to hold his or her own head up unassisted. Your baby is able to sit on their own. Some children still need a little support from cushions.[…..]

Comforting Children Through Their Shots

August 11, 2014

Shots can be scary, especially if it is a child’s first time. Even the bravest kids won’t like the idea of having a needle put into their arm, but it is necessary for their health. By the age of five, most children are able to handle getting their shots. Even so, you can make their[…..]