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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.

Introducing DE Thrives’ Developmental Milestones

December 20, 2014

Delaware Thrives’ Help Me Grow program is proud to present the Developmental Screening initiative. This initiative is set forth to help parents, caregivers, and providers better understand developmental milestones, developmental screening, and how to ensure all children are developmentally on track. What are developmental milestones? Developmental milestones are clues that a child’s growth is on[…..]

Safe Toy and Gift Awareness Month: What Makes a Safe Toy?

December 19, 2014

Buy safe gifts and toys this month. Find out what age a toy is made for by reading the label. The label will say something like:  “Safe for children 8 years and younger”. If you are unsure if a toy is safe and there is no information on the toy, then do not buy it.[…..]

Home Visiting: Relieving Holiday Stress

December 15, 2014

You may already know some of the benefits of home visiting. However, have you ever thought about how home visiting can help during the holidays? Here are a few advantages of how home visiting can help reduce stress during the holidays: Provide Professional Help: It is nice to have family around during the holidays, but[…..]

dethrives.com x Dress-Lace Store Maternity Exclusive Shift Lace Dress with Drape Strap Back

December 15, 2014

Maternity fashions have never been more comfortable, yet so chic as the maternity clothing of today. Nothing says it better than this dethrives.com x dress-lace store shift style lace dress that adds a trend setter’s edge to fashion design. The front is comfortably commodious for the baby bump, yet loosely conforms to your figure. The[…..]

National Impaired Driving Prevention Month: Encourage Safe Party Behavior

December 11, 2014

Consuming drugs and alcohol create impaired driving. When you drive impaired, you are not able to drive safely. Many lives are put at risk when a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Remember these tips before you start drinking:   Plan Ahead: Have a designated driver. You can always ask a friend[…..]

Take Care of Baby Teeth

December 5, 2014

Babies are not born with the germs that cause cavities – they get them from grown-ups. By taking a few simple steps, you can avoid spreading harmful bacteria to your baby’s mouth. Here’s how you can make sure your child is free from cavities and other painful, expensive dental diseases: Don’t dip pacifiers in honey[…..]

Safe Sleep: Traveling with Baby

December 1, 2014

Holidays, vacations, and overnight stays with family and friends are usually places not entirely made friendly for your baby to sleep safe. As a parent, it is important to ask questions and be prepared to create a safe place for your baby while you travel. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind[…..]