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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.

QT 30: Spring Quality Time Activities

March 30, 2015

You have probably heard of Play 60, but have you heard of QT 30? Play 60 was made to reverse the trend of childhood obesity. QT 30 gives your child a healthy start too. QT 30 is a program that helps you understand and encourages you to spend 30 minutes of quality time with your[…..]

Home Visiting: National Youth Violence Prevention Week

March 23, 2015

Monday, March 23rd to Friday, March 27th is National Youth Violence Prevention Week. Join DE Thrives and support Students Against Violence Everywhere (SAVE) in reducing youth violence. Parents, students, healthcare providers, teachers, and the public can all take part in reducing youth violence. One of the first steps to preventing youth violence is by being[…..]

Help Me Grow: National Endometriosis Awareness Month – Problems Getting Pregnant

March 16, 2015

Many times women have unexpected pregnancies, meanwhile many people who are ready to start a family have difficulty getting pregnant. A great source for women who have an unexpected pregnancy or women who are having trouble getting pregnant is Help Me Grow. 5 million American women a year are effected by Endometriosis. A major side[…..]

Home Visiting: It’s Alright to Ask for Support

March 9, 2015

Raising a child takes a village and it is alright to ask for support. Becoming a parent can be a fulfilling experience as well as an overwhelming one. Home Visiting is a program that can help guide you through this time to make sure you and your baby are thriving. Here is what a Home[…..]

Safe Sleep: How Can I Make Sure That My Baby Sleeps Safe?

March 2, 2015

There are plenty of ways to be sure that your baby sleeps safe. Be sure to follow these steps to make sure your baby is at his or her full safe sleep potential! Babies should always sleep alone in a safe crib-Babies need a separate space to sleep safely. Keep your baby close by placing[…..]