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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.

Great America Smoke Out Month: Make a Plan to Quit

November 14, 2014

When you decide that you want to quit smoking, you have already made a positive choice for your health. Going from wanting to quit smoking to actually quitting is a big leap, but it is achievable with a good amount of planning. Here are five helpful steps that can put you on the right path:[…..]

Prematurity Awareness Month: How to Lower the Risks

November 13, 2014

Did you know that one in every eight babies is born premature each year in the United States?  Having a baby born premature (or preterm) means that your baby is born at least three weeks before your baby’s due date. November is Prematurity Awareness month, and although there isn’t a way to completely prevent the[…..]

Healthy Teeth for the Holidays

November 3, 2014

The holiday season is upon us! This means presents, good food, and of course, sweets. If you have little ones in your care (especially ages 0-8), keeping them away from all sugar-filled treats will be impossible. Because of this, special attention should be made for their oral health. Here are a few pointers to keep[…..]

Safe Sleep: Decorating Baby’s Room Safely

November 3, 2014

It is a very exciting time getting ready for your new little one to arrive. As you start decorating your baby’s room, it is important to also make sure it is a safe place for your baby. Here are a few tips to make sure baby’s room is a welcoming and safe place: The most[…..]