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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.

Help Me Grow: Every child needs to spend quality time with a trusted adult, and be connected to their health provider and community services if their growth is not on track.

April 27, 2015

Help Me Grow through 2-1-1, developmental screening and QT 30 will support you to get there! Help Me Grow is a hotline in Delaware that supports child development, to keep kids’ growth on track. This hotline refers families to people and places that can help them monitor their child’s growth. Child development may be confusing at[…..]

Home Visiting: Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month #SAAM

April 20, 2015

According to the CDC “1 in 2 women and 1 in 5 men have experienced some form of sexual violence in their lives.” Delaware is not an exception to that statistic. Sexual assault and domestic violence are closely related and both deserve equal prevention. According to the National Network to End Domestic Violence there is[…..]

Home Visiting: How to Fend off Morning Sickness

April 13, 2015

First thing first— “morning sickness” can hit you at any time of the day, and is usually experienced early in pregnancy. It is never a great feeling, but have no fear; there are ways to manage it: Switch to eating 6 to 8 small meals a day. Drink more water. Always keep food in your[…..]

Safe Sleep for Every Sleep

April 6, 2015

Little naps during the day for baby are the same as a safe slumber for baby at night. To keep your baby safe during nap times and every sleep, it is best to follow the same rules for safe sleep at night: Always place your baby on his or her back in their crib or[…..]