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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.

Safe Sleep: Back to Sleep, Tummy Time to Play

January 30, 2015

If you are ever confused about how to make sure your baby is sleeping safely, remember “Back to sleep, tummy to play.” Your baby should always sleep on their back, and when they are awake and being watched, your baby is free to roam around on their tummy. Tummy Time is a fun activity you[…..]

Healthy Weight Week: How to Keep Kids Healthy

January 23, 2015

Maintaining a healthy weight can be frustrating for everyone. The proper weight can help you and your kids avoid future health problems. Give them a healthy start – show them a healthy lifestyle, and help them stay active. Try these tips to support your kids to develop healthy habits: Keep Track: When you go grocery[…..]

Safe Sleep: 3 Facts about Safe Sleep You Might Not Learn from your Parents

January 16, 2015

Our best teachers are our parents and those who helped us grow up, which is why their advice is so important to us. However, when it comes to your baby and sleeping safely, their advice MAY be out of date. Here are three facts about safe sleep that your parents probably didn’t know back in[…..]

National Birth Defects Prevention Month

January 9, 2015

Every 4 ½ minutes a baby is born with birth defects in the United States. Heart defects, Down syndrome, and cleft lip/palate are the most common birth defects. Fortunately, there are simple ways to lower your risk of these abnormalities. Keep these tips in mind if you are pregnant, planning for pregnancy, or know someone who[…..]

Make Brush Time Fun Time

January 2, 2015

Dudley the Dinosaur is the American Dental Association’s prehistoric mascot. Join Dudley and friends to learn about brushing, flossing, eating healthy snacks, and preventing tooth decay! A bright, healthy smile is the first thing people see when they meet you. To make your smile shine, always remember to brush your teeth twice a day for[…..]